LG Chromebase all-in-one desktop to run Chrome OS

The desktop with integrated 21.5-inch 1080p screen will be on display at next month's CES trade show.
Written by Sean Portnoy, Contributor

While ideal for laptops (like Chromebooks), Google's Chrome OS has occasionally found itself on desktop PCs, usually in small-form-factor systems like the Samsung Chromebox. But LG is going a different route with its forthcoming Chromebase machine.

The Chromebase is an all-in-one (AIO) PC that combines Chrome with a 21.5-inch display with 1,920x1,080 full HD resolution. Given the lightweight footprint that Chrome requires, it should come as no surprise that the Chromebase's other specs aren't awe-inspiring: Intel Celeron Haswell processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of solid-state storage.

LG hasn't announced pricing on the Chromebase, though don't expect a big sticker price considering the pricing strategy for most Chrome systems (Google's Chromebook Pixel aside). In addition to Windows AIOs, it will be competing against a handful of Android-based all-in-ones from Acer and HP. LG announced the Chromebase to get a jump on the deluge of tech news coming soon from next month's CES trade show, but more information will probably emerge when the company shows off the new PC in Las Vegas in January.

[Via Engadget

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