LG took the wraps off of the Chromebase on Wednesday, an all-in-one desktop computer that runs Google’s Chrome OS operating system. The company provided some information on the new computer, though promised that it will discuss it more in depth during next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Chromebase runs on an Intel Celeron processor and sports a 21.5-inch display with a full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM, a 1.3-megapixel 720p HD webcam, HDMI-in, three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port and an Ethernet jack. It will also ship with a keyboard, a mouse and a cable organizer. We’re used to seeing Chromebooks with small hard drives, but we’re super surprised that a desktop computer with a 21.5-inch display only comes with a 16GB SSD. Obviously Google’s goal is to keep everything in the cloud, but that seems like an awful small amount of local storage for a desktop computer; hopefully it’s expandable in some fashion or LG’s price offsets that downside.
LG stopped short of providing any information on pricing or availability, but we’ll be sure to dig up those details during CES, stay tuned for more information.