LG took a bite of this week, entering the market creating a new segment called ‘Chromebase”, an All in One unit which runs Chrome OS. It is said that the device will appear before the world during CES 2014.
- Intel Celeron Processor
- 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB iSSD Storage
- 1.3 Megapixel 720 HD webcam with microphone
- built-in 5W speakers
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- One USB 3.0 port
- LAN port
- Ships with Keyboard, Mouse, and Cable Organizer
I am little skeptical about this one though.
Chromeboxes are more attractive if you ask me, because you can buy a unit and use your existing monitor, keyboard and mice, if you are switching from a PC. In a school or a business that is.
For a consumer, this is unattractive because most people buy Chromebooks as a second device, or something that they can travel with (read HP Chromebook 11)
Chromeboxes didn’t do well even though it had such flexibility. The Chromebase is even more rigid. This device might take off in education and business sector, and not in the consumer market. What do you think?