Quantcast

LG Chromebase Is An All-In-One Desktop Running Chrome OS

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CatfishRivers, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    LG Chromebase is an all-in-one desktop running Chrome OS - Liliputing (click for full article)

    by Brad Linder - Dec. 17, 2013

    -- If Android is Google's mobile operating system, then Chrome OS is the company's desktop OS... as in, it has a desktop-like user experience. But so far most devices that have shipped with Chrome OS have been laptops.

    Now LG is shaking things up a bit with an all-in-one desktop PC that just happens to run Chrome OS.


    The new system is called the LG Chromebase, and LG plans to show the computer off at CES in January. There's still no word on when it'll be available to the public or how much it'll cost.


    The LG Chromebase features a 21.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display with wide viewing angles, an Intel Celeron processor based on Haswell architecture, 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB solid state drive.


    It supports HDMI input, features 3 USB 2.0 ports and 1 USB 3.0 port, an Ethernet jack, and a 1.3MP webcam. The computer has 5W stereo speakers and comes with a keyboard, mouse, and cable organizer.


    LG's Chromebase isn't the first desktop PC to ship with Chrome OS. Samsung has released a few Chromebox models over the past few years. But the Chromebase is the first all-in-one model. If the Samsung Chromebox is about the size and shape of a Mac Mini, the LG Chromebase is more like an iMac - you know, if an iMac had a Celeron processor, a tiny amount of built-in storage, and an operating system based on a web browser.


    If you're not sold on the idea of using Chrome OS as a primary operating system, the HDMI input means you could use the Chromebase as a display for a traditional PC... with the option of booting straight to a web browser when you're too busy to load Windows (or another OS). But the Chromebase will probably be a bit more expensive than your typical display.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2013
  2. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2011
    Messages:
    14,604
    Likes Received:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Here's a link to the news release on the LG web site:

    LG Newsroom


    -- SEOUL, Dec. 18, 2013 - LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the first-ever Chromebase, an all-in-one computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system at next month's 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

    The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) offers the highly efficient Chrome operating system for a fast, simple, secure and affordable computing experience. Along with the unique OS, a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display and a raft of advanced features, this innovative new desktop computer comes packaged in a chic, space-saving design.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

chrome desktop for lg tv