Back in January at CES, Acer unveiled the Chromebase 24. It caught our attention pretty quickly as there have not been very many Chromebases released over the past year.
However, we quickly realized that the device was only available via Google Apps resellers, which meant standard consumers could not get their hands on this new device through normal commerce channels such as Amazon or the Google Store.
Fast forward and we now see that Acer is selling the Chromebase 24 through many outlets, including TigerDirect, Walmart and Newegg.
Walmart has the device starting at $429 (we caught and ordered one at that price) if you can find it in stock! There are various setups, ranging from the 6th-gen Celeron to Core i5 processor. All models include a 24-inch IPS touch display, 4GB RAM (8GB on the i5 version) and 16GB SSD (32GB on the i5 version). Our sincere hope is that the SSD is easy to upgrade (large chassis tend to make this very easy) and that the keyboard and mouse that come with it aren’t completely terrible.
As stated above, we have the $429 base model coming in the next few days, so we’ll get it unboxed and get our review together over the next week or so!