Acer prepping Chromebox CXI3 desktop lineup starting at $300

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Acer Chromebox CXI3

You’ll be forgiven if you’ve forgotten about Chromeboxes, the desktop PCs running Google’s Chrome OS. While there were a flurry of the mini-PCs released a few years back, they have mostly been ignored in favor of their incredibly successful Chromebook siblings.

Acer hopes to inject some new life into the product category with updated versions of its CX Chromebox lineup, which it launched back in 2014. Online sleuths have spotted the new CXI3 series popping up for pre-order on some online retail sites, with four basic configurations that feature either 7th- or 8th-generation Intel Core processors.

Not surprisingly, the cheapest version uses an original Kaby Lake processor in the form of a dual-core…

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