LG Chromebase, world's first all-in-one Chrome OS desktop
LAS VEGAS, USA - In one corner of LG’s massive booth at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, two all-in-one computers mark the South Korean company’s first foray into Google’s Chrome OS - Google’s cloud based computer operating system - based on the Chrome web browser.
The device is also the first Chrome OS based all-in one computer, previously Chrome OS devices are usually just laptops called Chromebooks.
The computer is available in a glossy white and matter black, both encased in plastic and reminiscent of the look and feel of today’s all-in-ones (think Apple’s iMac). Everything is sleek and clean but not premium.
One of the computer’s standout features is its 21.5-inch Full HD IPS display, perfect for watching streaming HD content. Viewing angles were great also.
LG is using an Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage space - the majority of your files you must store in the cloud. Connectivity wise you get 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, and 1 HDMI port. The device also comes with a 1.3MP webcam (that can shoot 720p video for Hangouts) and 5-watt speakers.
There’s no word on pricing and availability yet, we’re hoping for a sub-$500 price tag.
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