LG Chromebase, an “All in One” running Chrome OS Announced


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.

Specs

  • 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
  • HDMI-in
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • LAN port
  • Ships with Keyboard, Mouse, and Cable Organizer

chromebook  LG Chromebase, an All in One running Chrome OS Announced

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?

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  1. 2 GB’s of RAM? That’s all? I have a little Acer Chromebook that has 4 GB’s and it’s more than adequate, but half that for what is essentially a desktop computer? That seems like a small amount to me, but perhaps I’m missing something? Is the processor so good that it makes up for the lack of RAM?

    Other than that, I think it sounds interesting. I use my Chromebook as a secondary computer, but I’ve become quite used to doing everything in the cloud, so the idea of it being a desktop, which could be hooked up to Bose speakers and other accoutrements, is a good one in my opinion.

    Google just keeps innovating and I love it and while the name isn’t the most catchy, it doesn’t bother me.

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