Acer unveils industry's first Chrome OS all-in-one desktop PC

04/01/2015 03:47 PM

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) expanded its Chrome OS product line on Wednesday by launching the industry's first Chrome all-in-one desktop PC with a touch display.

The new Acer Chromebase comes with a full-HD resolution and a 178-degree viewing angle display that incorporates 10-point touch technology.

The device boots up in 10 seconds and has multiple layers of security built-in with automatic system updates, Acer said in a press release.

Chrome OS supports multiple users and accounts, and photos, videos, music and documents are all synchronized and backed-up by the user's Google account.

The Chromebase will be available in North American and Asia-Pacific markets in the second quarter at an "affordable" price, according to the Taiwanese company.

Acer, which created its Chrome OS family in 2011, said the new desktop PC continues "Acer's leadership in the Chrome OS market" after it launched the world's first 15.6-inch Chromebook laptop and a commercial Chromebook powered by Intel Corp.'s Core i5 processor earlier this year.

Data from research firm Gartner Inc. revealed that Acer was the world's leading Chromebook brand in the fourth quarter of 2014 with a market share exceeding 36 percent.

Acer shares ended up 0.25 percent at NT$20.25 (US$0.65) in Taipei on Wednesday.

(By Jeffrey Wu)ENDITEM/ls

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