We may (finally, after over 2 years) get a chance to expand our digital signage presence to another campus or two soon. So I was asked to produce a quote for 12 Chromeboxes to go along with the other 40 we already have deployed.
Our first 30 Chromeboxes were from Dell, but they stopped making them a few years ago. So about 2 years ago we bought about 10 Chromeboxes from Asus. But I just contacted Asus, and they said they were no longer making Chromeboxes either.
So after some Googling, I discovered that the Chromeboxes now being sold seem to be manufactured back in 2014, and are being sold now by third parties other than the manufacturer: New Egg, Tiger Direct, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. .... but when I check out those third party sites, most of the Chromeboxes there are being listed as 'discontinued', or 'none available'.
Is anyone making new Chromeboxes anymore? Is this type of computer fallen out of favor enough to have production abandoned industry-wide? How does this bode for companies/colleges that currently have an aging Chromebox base for all of their digital signage TVs?
I know RV doesn't support Chromeboxes anymore, but as these 2-3 old Chromeboxes begin failing, will we be forced to look for another platform for digital signage?
Please give me your thoughts and experiences.
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