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Acer launches its new Chromebox for $300

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The Chromebox CXI3 is available for preorder today

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Acer teased a new Chrome OS desktop back in January at CES, and today, we have more pricing release information. The Acer Chromebox CXI3 is now available for preorder, and it costs $297.99 for the most basic variant, as spotted by ChromeUnboxed.

As we heard at CES, it has three Intel Core processor options: the Intel Celeron 3865U, Intel Core i3 (seventh-gen) 7130U, or the Intel Core i5 (eighth-gen) 8250U. The basic version has 4GB of RAM, but you can select up to 16GB of RAM. The eighth-gen Intel Core version costs $744.99.

There are three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and one USB-C 3.0 port. There’s also a port for an HDMI cable, LAN for Gigabit Ethernet, headphones / microphone, and a microSD card slot. It comes with a vertical stand and an optional VESA mounting kit so you can attach the Chromebox to the back of your monitor if desired.

The Acer Chromebox CXI3 is available for preorder from NextWarehouse and TigerDirect for now, with other sites to follow. While TigerDirect prices the Chromebox at the lower price of $297.99, it charges $10 for shipping and is currently out of stock. NextWarehouse charges $308.53 for the basic version with free shipping.