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It will be on display at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Google's Chrome OS is typically found in Chromebook laptops and Samsung's Chromebox desktop series, but the operating system will take residence in a new environment thanks to LG: an all-in-one (AIO) desktop computer monitor.
 
According to LG, its new AIO -- called "Chromebase" -- is the first to implement the Chrome OS into an AIO, and it will be up for display at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) come January. 
 
Chromebase will sport a 21.5-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 resolution as well as an Intel Celeron processor of some sort, 2GB of memory, 16GB iSSD and a 1.3 MP/720 HD webcam. Its ports include HDMI-in, three USB 2.0, one USB 3.0 and LAN.
 
As far as accessories go, it comes with the standard keyboard and mouse as well as a cable organizer.


“Simple to operate for all types of users, the award-winning LG Chromebase computer represents the successful combination of simplicity, power and great design,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics. “LG Chromebase is the wave of the future for desktops, expected to be widely adopted not only at home, but especially in schools, hotels, call centers and other business settings.”
 
As Park mentioned, LG sees students and businesses (such as hotels) being the main Chromebase customers, and that's because its content is cloud-based. That means anyone can log into any Chromebase AIO and have their specific content available to them.
 
But it could also be beneficial to individual users who want to use the Chrome OS for a quick boot and use the HDMI port to hook up another PC if they need something beyond simple tasks completed. 
 
LG hasn't made mention of a price or release date yet, but hopefully more details will be available around CES time. 

Source: LG



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Spin
By Reclaimer77 on 12/18/13, Rating: 0
RE: Spin
By Spuke on 12/18/2013 1:39:14 PM , Rating: 1
I really don't understand the market for these. Anyone needing a basic internet device would better served with a RT tablet and a regular monitor, BT kybd/mouse. At least you get offline storage and Office.


RE: Spin
By Spuke on 12/18/2013 1:53:31 PM , Rating: 2
Sh!t, with full win8.1 tablets cheap now, forget my RT recommendation.


RE: Spin
By DrApop on 12/19/2013 11:17:58 AM , Rating: 2
For the vast majority of people out there, there is really no need to have more than what is available through chromeOS.

Plus, MS is going to Office365 (haven't checked to see if it works on my chromebook)so their office app will likely be available.

Now is ChromeOS a viable work OS/computer.....no, I don't think so. But for a home computer for the average adult, it will do 99% of what is needed....as long as it remains inexpensive.


RE: Spin
By troysavary on 12/18/2013 4:39:50 PM , Rating: 3
One doesn't have to be a MS shill to think that returning to the days of the dumb terminal is a bad idea.


RE: Spin
By Reclaimer77 on 12/18/2013 5:24:08 PM , Rating: 2
Much like your Android opinions, once again you battle with outdated information.

http://www.zdnet.com/yes-you-can-use-the-new-chrom...

Welcome to last year.


RE: Spin
By troysavary on 12/19/2013 9:30:27 AM , Rating: 2
So you can edit Google docs, assuming you had them stored in the anemic 16GB of storage rather than on the cloud. You can run a couple hundred weak browser-based apps locally to. Big deal. So it isn't quite a dumb terminal, but more a weak phone pretending to be a PC.


RE: Spin
By tayb on 12/18/2013 6:07:35 PM , Rating: 3
Well we've already heard from our resident Google shill (you) so now we just need a representative from the Microsoft camp.


Looks oddly familiar......
By Tony Swash on 12/18/13, Rating: 0
RE: Looks oddly familiar......
By troysavary on 12/18/2013 4:40:51 PM , Rating: 2
At least the mystery device you are referring to doesn't become a brick if internet goes down.


RE: Looks oddly familiar......
By sprockkets on 12/19/2013 10:52:21 AM , Rating: 2
Neither does this either dumbass.


RE: Looks oddly familiar......
By troysavary on 12/19/2013 12:22:16 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, you can run a few hundred HTML applets. Impressive...
We really needed another Angry Birds device.


RE: Looks oddly familiar......
By GotThumbs on 12/19/2013 1:40:00 PM , Rating: 3
to something that costs 4 times as much and forces you to buy from a closed ecosystem?

Yep, thats an Apple you're inferring to.


RE: Looks oddly familiar......
By Cheesew1z69 on 12/22/2013 10:01:48 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Yep, thats an Apple you're inferring to.
Ya don't say! Coming from him, was it that obvious? /me rolls eyes


hdmi-in
By agent2099 on 12/18/2013 10:25:46 AM , Rating: 2
"Its ports include HDMI-in"

So this can be used an an external monitor for another device, such as a laptop.

Or did this mean to say HDMI-out, so you can connect this computer to a TV or larger display?




RE: hdmi-in
By jrpros on 12/18/2013 10:34:12 AM , Rating: 2
Sometimes it pays to read the whole thing:

"But it could also be beneficial to individual users who want to use the Chrome OS for a quick boot and use the HDMI port to hook up another PC if they need something beyond simple tasks completed."


RE: hdmi-in
By Guspaz on 12/18/2013 10:44:09 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
But it could also be beneficial to individual users who want to use the Chrome OS for a quick boot and use the HDMI port to hook up another PC if they need something beyond simple tasks completed.


XD
By Motoman on 12/18/2013 12:21:57 PM , Rating: 2
All-in-One: otherwise known as Tablet-on-a-Stick.




RE: XD
By Monkey's Uncle on 12/18/2013 1:25:02 PM , Rating: 2
Not even that.

These are dumb terminals designed to be used exclusively online. Tablets at least have a strong offline capability.

Internet terminals have been tried in the past and have always failed miserably. I don't see these faring any better.


RE: XD
By ishmoo21 on 12/19/2013 12:57:38 AM , Rating: 2
When my power went out and I had no internet, my iPad was basically useless. Everything I do on it requires me to be online.


$199
By mik123 on 12/20/2013 1:03:44 AM , Rating: 2
For $199, sure, why not. Anything more than that, no, thank you.




RE: $199
By lagomorpha on 12/20/2013 1:32:44 PM , Rating: 2
For $199 IF I can install Linux on it.


I would buy one...
By petrosy on 12/18/2013 6:13:49 PM , Rating: 2
at the right price. 90% of my tasks are online and that would serve me just fine. If it has a citrix client it woudl almost serve all my needs....other than gaming.

I think its a great idea




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