Reader question: “Is the Chromebase form factor on the verge of extinction?”

A new generation of Chromeboxes has recently breathed new life into the Chrome OS mini desktop form factor but a similar upgrading has not taken place for the all-in-one Chromebase form factor. Here’s why.

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Acer Chromebox CXI3 landing page goes live with competitive pricing and options

Four Acer Chromebox CXI3 configurations landed on the company’s website offering a range of choices including a Core i3 option that HP doesn’t offer for its Chromebox G2.

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HP Chromebox G2 now available direct starting at $199

Earlier this month HP said May 30 was the day for Chromebox G2 sales to start and the company kept its promise. There are four configurations available with the base model starting at $199.

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Official Asus Chromebox 3 overview page has a few surprising specs

The official Asus Chromebox 3 web page is up and shows a fourth CPU option, more details on 4k/UHD support for multiple monitors and additional RAM and storage options.

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Service Manual: How to repair or upgrade an HP Chromebox G2

The HP service manual for repairs or upgrades on the HP Chromebox G2 is available, confirming some specs and even adding a few new details on the device. If you plan to modify or fix your G2, you’ll need this.

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Viewsonic new NMP660 Chromebox for business and education expected in June

Back in March, Viewsonic announced its first Chromebox, the NMP660, would launch in April. Well, April came and went, so

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HP Chromebox G2 release date: May 30 with pre-orders available for $208

The HP Chromebox G2 can be pre-ordered now with pricing that’s better than similar, new devices from Acer and Asus. But if you want the top-configuration, you’ll be paying $820.

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Asus Chromebox 3 available for pre-orders, starting at $239 and shipping in mid-May

The new Asus Chromebox 3 models are available from at least one online vendor and pricing starts at a reasonable $239 for the base model. Some may opt for the slightly more capable Acer line, however.

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New Acer Chromebox CXI3 models available for pre-order, start at $298

Four new Acer Chromebox models are now available for pre-order in a range of prices and configurations, with shipping expected to start on April 19.

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