Acer has announced Chromebase 24 inch desktop computer which is an all-in-one standalone video conferencing device.
It has a 24-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen display with IPS technology that reproduces colors at up to 178-degree wide viewing angles. The device has a high-definition conferencing camera on top and has four microphones and two stereo speakers. Acer claims that Chromebase has the largest display on any ChromeOS device. It uses Google Hangouts, can host video conferences with up to 25 participants across a variety of devices such as laptops, tablets, or smartphone.
The Chromebase runs Chrome OS and will receive automatic updates every six weeks. All the data stored on the Chromebase or in the cloud are encrypted and protected by its TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 1.2 chip, which securely generates and stores cryptographic keys. Each time Chrome OS boots up, Verified Boot checks the integrity and validity of system files to ensure they have not been tampered with.
The Acer Chromebase is priced at $799 and is currently availability in Australia, Canada, Ireland, U.K. and the U.S., but Google states that it plans to sell the Acer Chromebase in more territories soon.