LG will unveil the very first AIO Chromebase at CES 2014
AIO Chrome desktop could be more suited for schools, libraries, offices and even hotels
Chrome OS isn’t as popular as platforms such as iOS and Android, however many manufacturers chose to enter the Chrome devices game, including names like Lenovo and HP. Those two giants won’t be alone in this as today it came clear that LG is also joining the crew with its very own Chrome OS based computer – the all in one LG Chromebase. In all, mobile devices is one thing, but AIO Chrome computer could be more suited for schools, libraries, offices and even hotels.
The AIO LG Chromebase comes as a 21.5-incher with an IPS display with the resolution of 1080p, and it’s powered by first class Intel Celeron processor; however the exact model is still not specified. Either way, the computer operates with 2GB of RAM and comes with 16GB solid-state storage as well as with three USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port along with an Ethernet port. The specs aren’t the important part here, as the real surprise that Chromebase offers comes with the light-weight Chrome operating system. This means a quick boot, minimum lag and maintenance free. Unfortunately, there’s still no word on the pricing, however LG isn’t likely to offer its Chromebase cheap. Let’s hope that at least it won’t cost more than a typical Chromebook.
Since you’re probably asking why would anyone want the device, you should keep in mind with not all users have the same needs. Of course, when it comes to such a light-weight operating system in Chromebook series, it’s more suited for when you’re on the go, however an AIO device would be a better solution for business offices, universities and libraries as it offers a quick and easy access to the web. Apparently, that’s the main idea, since LG team commented that LG Chromebase is the very wave of future desktops that are to be widely adopted not only for personal usage, but also in schools, hotels, call centres and other business settings. In all, if you’re a PC fan who doesn’t want to give up the desktop experience and at the same time you want to try out Chrome OS, LG Chromebase is a great solution. It features an HDMI input in order to use it as a typical monitor, which basically means you can use the Chrome operating system for web centric tasks or to boot into your own PC or Mac in case you need your traditional desktop apps.
The device is going to be officially announced at CES in January 2014, so stay tuned.
Source: LG News Room