Announced by LG in a recent press release, the LG Chromebase is the first All-in-One desktop PC to utilize Google Chrome OS as well as LG’s first computer to offer Chrome OS. Designed to compete against Windows All-in-One Pcs as well as Apple’s iMac computers, the LG Chromebase will feature a 21.5-inch IPS monitor that offers a 1920×1080 resolution (1080p) and 178-degree viewing angle. Other specs include a Haswell-powered, Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of SSD storage and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera capable of 720p output.
With the exception of the large monitor, these specifications are fairly identical to recently released Chromebooks from companies like HP and Acer. Regarding ports, the LG Chromebase will offer one USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port for a wired connection to a home’s router and an HDMI input.
Similar to other All-in-One PC designs, the computer will come with built-in speakers for multimedia playback. It also comes with a keyboard, mouse and other typical PC accessories.
While LG has yet to announce a price for the new Chromebase All-in-One PC, it’s likely that pricing will be somewhat in line with Chromebooks. According to the press release, LG is targeting the consumer market with this release as well as schools and businesses. This could be an ideal, secondary type of computer terminal for public places like libraries, basically serving people that simply want to quickly look up something on the Web or use a Google-powered service.
LG will be displaying the new Chromebase at CES 2014 in Las Vegas in a few weeks. It’s likely that more details about the hardware as well as pricing and availability information will be made available during the show. LG may also release more information about the Chromebase during the company’s CES press conference on January 6, 2014 at 8:00 am PT.