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Acer’s new “Add-in-One” desktop solution attaches a Chromebox to a monitor

By Ken Wong - on 4 Jan 2023, 4:40am

Acer’s new “Add-in-One” desktop solution attaches a Chromebox to a monitor

The Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 at work. Image source: Acer.

Acer’s new AIO that they launched as part of their CES 2023 lineup, is called an “Add-in-One” and not an “All-in-one” solution even though their Acer Add-In-One 24 becomes an all-in-one desktop with the addition of either an Acer Chromebox CXI5 or Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 docked to a 24-inch FHD monitor.

 

Acer Chromebox CXI5 and Chromebox Enterprise CXI5

Image source: Acer.

Running on ChromeOS, the new Acer Chromebox CXI5 delivers fast boot times, ease of use, and security features. Powered by Intel vPro and up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor delivering up to 20% improvement over prior processor generations.

Powered by Intel vPro and up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 comes with 24/7 IT admin support, enables IT to enforce hundreds of policies through the Google Admin console, and conducts regular automatic security updates in the background.

The Chromebox CXI5 and Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 come with a VESA mount kit, four USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, and two full-function USB 4 Gen 3 Type-C ports, providing USB connectivity up to 40 Gbps transfer speeds. The full-function USB Type-C and dual HDMI 2.1 ports allow you to display your content on up to four external displays. Configurations that include an extra HDMI or DP port are also available.

 

The all-in-one desktop solution, the Acer Add-In-One 24

The new Acer Add-in-One gives the choice of either a Chromebox CXI5 or Chromebox Enterprise CXI5. Image source: Acer.

Acer’s new Add-In-One 24 features a modular design consisting of an Acer Chromebox CXI5 or a Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 that fits in the dock on the back of the 24-inch FHD 1080P monitor.

To prevent tampering from unauthorised personnel, specialised screws help secure the Acer Chromebox CXI5 and the Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI5 at the back of the docking monitor.

With narrow bezels on three sides, the display also comes with a wide-angle 5MP webcam, dual microphones, and dual 4W speakers for video conferences. Multiple AI noise reduction modes suppress background noise to deliver clear audio, even in the busiest of places. For added security, the webcam has a built-in camera shutter to help prevent unintentional image capture from hackers.

 

Pricing and availability

Both the Acer Chromebox CXI5 and Acer Add-In-One 24 will be available in North America in the first quarter of 2023 starting at US$289.99. and US$609.99 respectively. We will update this article when we receive more information.

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