Google and its partners are very serious about expanding the number of Chrome OS products available for consumers. Chromebooks are the most symbolic Chrome OS products, and we have recently shared with you the news that Dell has launched its very first Chrome OS laptop, the Chromebook 11. But now, LG has announced the world’s first all-in-one computer that will be running Chrome OS.
LG is only announcing the Chromebase, as the official unveiling of the product will happen during next month’s Consumer Electronics Show. Chromebase is a 21.5-inch all-in-one computer with an unnamed Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of memory, and 16GB of solid state storage. The monitor has a 1080p IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. LG says that the monitor delivers accurate color reproduction, stunning contrast and an impressive 178-degree viewing.
Speaking of the Chromebase’s launch, Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics, said the following:
Simple to operate for all types of users, the award-winning LG Chromebase computer represents the successful combination of simplicity, power and greatdesign. 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.
The Chrome OS computer has its own keyboard, mouse, speakers, webcam, USB ports and networking, and there’s also an HDMI input that should let you use it as a monitor for another computer. LG is targeting schools, hotels, call centers, and other businesses and organizations with Chromebase. The main selling point of Chrome OS seems to be the fact that you can log into any Chrome OS computer and retrieve your content stored in the cloud. To recap, here are the tech specs that we currently know about Chromebase:
- Processor: Intel Celeron CPU
- Display: 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS
- Memory: 2 GB
- Storage: 16GB iSSD
- Ports: HDMI-in, USB 2.0 x3, USB 3.0 x1, LAN
- Accessories: Keyboard, Mouse, Cable Organizer
- Webcam: 1.3 M 720 HD
The all-in-one Chrome OS computer also comes with a pair of built-in 5W speakers that will offer clear and powerful sound and music .Chrome OS will bring the following Google apps to Chromebase, such as Gmail, Drive, Search, Maps, YouTube, Play or Google+ Hangouts. LG has yet to announce a price for the new Chromebase All-in-One PC, but the pricing is expected to be somewhat in line with Chromebooks.