Chrome OS-powered desktops have not caught on in the past, to say the least, but it looks like that won’t stop LG from trying. The company has just sent out a press release announcing a new Chromebase, that it will officially unveil at CES 2014. The Chromebase is an all-in-one computer, much like the iMac, but powered by Chrome OS. The Chromebase will feature a 21.5 inch 1080p display, as well as 2GB of RAM, 16GB of solid state storage, and an unspecified Intel Celeron processor.
As you would expect, the display has USB ports built in, as well as a webcam and another HDMI port, presumably for a dual-monitor set-up, or perhaps the ability to use the display simply as a monitor for another computer. It will also come with a keyboard and mouse.
- Processor: Intel Celeron CPU
- Operating System: Chrome OS
- Display: 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS
- Memory: 2 GB
- Storage: 16GB iSSD
- Ports: HDMI, USB 2.0 x 3, USB 3.0 x 1, LAN
- Accessories: Keyboard, Mouse, Cable Organizer
- Webcam: 1.3 MP, 720p HD
LG notes that the Chromebase will be popular for schools, hotels, offices, and more, as Chrome OS allows users to log in and easily access all their data, no matter what computer they’re on.
LG does not say when the Chromebase will be released, or how much it will cost, though we expect to hear more at the Consumer Electronics Show next month.