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LG Announce ‘Chromebase’ All-In-One Desktop PC

The new LG Chromebase

The new LG Chromebase

LG have announced a new all-in-one ‘Chromebase’ device ahead of its official unveiling at CES 2014 next month.

The LG Chromebase will be LG’s first Chrome OS device and the first such all-in-one desktop computer to feature Google’s operating system.

The new device isn’t holding back on hardware either. The Chromebase will feature a 21.5-inch IPS monitor with a 1920×1080 resolution that “delivers accurate color reproduction, stunning contrast and an impressive 178-degree viewing angle.” The Chromebase will also have a 1.3 megapixel webcam capable of 720p output and a microphone for video conferencing.

The Chromebase will come with a Haswell-powered Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of SSD storage. It also sports the following ports:

LG Chromebase ports on the back and right side of the device.

LG Chromebase ports on the back and right side.

  • USB 2.0 x 3
  • USB 3.0 x 1
  • Ethernet port
  • HDMI in

The press release also mentions a keyboard, mouse, and “cable organiser” are included though none of these have been ‘shown off’ yet.

LG plan to have the new Chrome OS device on show at CES 2014 from January 7th to the 10th.

Aside from the full HD resolution IPS monitor, most of the specs fall in line with newer Chromebooks with the same Haswell-powered Celeron processor line and even the same amount of RAM and solid-state drive capacity. This announcement comes after LG filed patents for various names – none of which were “Chromebase” oddly enough – in October.

  • bert

    If one chrome is wasn’t useless

    • Wesley Files

      wut

  • Andrew Loiacono

    I really wish it had 4GB RAM and a touchscreen. One can only dream

    • Bert Hendrickx

      Exactly my thoughts! I have the samsung chromebook with 2 gig of ram and it does falter from time to time. But I really like the concept.

      The design could be improved as well, with a smaller border around the screen for example.

  • Kevin Sewell

    Interesting need to see price

  • Christopher Love

    Awesome, can’t wait.

  • TechWings

    Yeah, I wonder about the performance with only 2GB Ram. The Pixel has me pretty spoiled.

  • Steven

    I think they should allow you to change the specs accordingly, of course I won’t be buying one though. IT would just be a novelty but I can see it being used at schools, day-care, and households with children sharing the computer.

  • Kenny Strawn

    Probably would be a packaged app developer’s paradise… Then again, it also would make a very good computer lab desktop as well: schools could buy a lot more of these than they can Macs, to say the least, and students would be able to sign into them with their own Google accounts where they can’t mess anything up. And on top of that, they wouldn’t be removable: unlike Chromebooks, these beasts can just remain in the computer lab, waiting for students to sign back into their truly personal sandboxed Chrome OS environments in the form of their Google accounts.

  • Jordan

    ‘m so excited for this. The day the samsung chromebook came out in Canada i ran to best buy to get it. I’ve been in love with it ever since. As a student, I do absolutely everything on my chromebook and have absolutely no need for windows. That is why I think when this comes out I’m going to buy it…I’m hoping its not going to be too pricey! Anyone have any guesses on how much it’ll cost?

    • Danny McVey

      I guess around $500.

      • Maximilian O.

        The Spec’s are in one line with actual Chromebooks. I think it will cost less than 350. 250 would be a good Price.

        Sorry for the bad English, German

        • Danny McVey

          I was thinking the same thing initially, but the 21″ screen is probably going to run the price up.

  • Michael Biddulph

    What’s with the piss weak amount of RAM and storage – still?

    • bimsebasse

      Chrome OS is almost designed to avoid local storage, and was originally conceived as an online only OS, so the storage shouldn’t be a surprise.

    • niagr

      The storage is in line with ChromeOS’s philosophy and most peoples usage these days (Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, Youtube, Facebook, none of these require local storage and it’s what 90% of users do except for office work.)
      About the RAM, yeah that could be better.

    • Danny McVey

      I was expecting 4GB RAM to be standard on all future Chrome OS devices after the C720 and HP 14. Guess I was wrong.

      • Wesley Files

        They stopped making the 4GB C720, I think.

    • Colin Scroggins

      I agree with you on the RAM, but if you are looking for a big SSD, you are missing the cloud focus of ChromeOS.

  • Nolan Mercer

    I’m actually really looking forward to the external keyboard. Maybe this will be the next step to creating a mechanical keyboard that’s Chrome OS compatible.

    • Sebastiaan Franken

      I have yet to find a keyboard that isn’t.

      • Wesley Files

        I believe he meant one with a layout and labeling like the Chromebooks. So one without F1-12, page up/down, delete, Caps Lock, etc.

    • Danny McVey

      Like this one? http://goo.gl/Rp50PA

      • Nolan Mercer

        Yeah, but maybe a bit cleaner looking.

  • Akshay Sharma

    a global launch will be appreciated
    plus good price

  • bimsebasse

    Finally something other than doll house laptops, and then it’s a massive monitor…

    • Nolan Mercer

      21.5″ is far from massive. I actually find it quite small.

    • Sebastiaan Franken

      Massive?? 30 inch is massive. I consider anything below 24 inch to be small

      • David G

        anything 20+ inches is massive when compared to an 11 inch screen (from the chromebooks)

    • Danny McVey

      Not to mention its hideousness.

  • Marshall Staxx

    I hope they get it to market soon, and others follow. I’m liking my Chromebook a lot, but some folk I know could benefit from a desktop with a bigger screen and keyboard.

  • Lou G

    I love this! I know this will do well, I just know it.

  • http://aidan.info.tm/ Zack Casey

    The competition is really heating up now.

  • Boothy

    Looks really nice and I’d be tempted to swap my Chromebox for one if it wasn’t for the RAM.
    Having both a chromebook and chromebox with 4GB RAM, I’m not sure I’d like to slip back to a 2GB version.
    Hopefully, there may be a few different configurations available. 32-64 SSD and 4GB ram, just send one to my house and tell me what I owe :) :)

  • Yvan Philogène

    It’s becoming difficult to say who is not building Chrome OS devices now :D

    Mmmh? Sony? Fujitsu? I guess they are waiting for Toshiba :)

    • Abhinav Madahar

      Looks like Toshiba’s joined the club.

  • JaSauders

    I could probably deal with the limited storage… pending I could hook up via SMB or NFS to my 3TB server… Then again I’m probably not somebody who ChromeOS was designed for. :/

  • remsleveille

    HP ALREADY HAVE THEM ON SALE.

  • Emmanuel Boabeng

    how can i get a build os for samsung chroombook