LG & Google To Introduce Chromebase At CES

LG & Google To Introduce Chromebase At CES

Google unveiled Chromebooks back in 2011. The idea was simple. Offer a low cost, lightweight laptop with a cloud-based operating system. The original Chromebooks were made by Samsung and Acer. The idea showed merit and had a wide adoption with schools, but failed to have a lot of traction in the consumer market. Earlier this year, Google released the Chromebook Pixel which added touchscreen capabilities and and other options to compete with fully featured notebooks.

Now Chrome OS takes another step forward as LGĀ announced plans to unveil the Chromebase PC at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The Chromebase is essentially a Chromebook, but in a 21″ all-in-one desktop form factor. It will feature an Intel Celeron processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. USB 2, USB 3, HDMI, and Ethernet ports are all standard, along with integrated speakers, and a 1.3 Megapixel camera. The price point has not yet been made public.

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