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First Chrome OS Desktop PC Announced

By - Source: Isys | B 27 comments

 It is not a device originally engineered to run Chrome OS, but was initially created to run Windows 7 and Suse Linux. on July 4, the company says the box will also be available with Chrome OS.

Design is a matter of taste, but the Chromium PC surely is different and may be something you are more willing to display in your family room than a netbook. The computer is built using a modular inside and out. Switching a board on the inside can switch the operating system, while multiple systems create a scalable architecture.

The specs for the Chromium PC aren't final yet, but current Windows/Linux versions run on 8 to 25 watt AMD Athlon single- or dual-core processors. The PC will provide six USB ports, two eSATA ports, DisplayPort and DVI interfaces as well as Ethernet, video/audio and power connections. It is not a particularly cheap PC, as prices currently start at $849 and top out at about $1500 if equipped with a 128 GB SSD and a faster processor. Among the customization options is a chrome finish ($30).

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    fyend , May 23, 2011 11:05 PM
    At that price is should have a fruit as its logo.
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    fyend , May 23, 2011 11:05 PM
    At that price is should have a fruit as its logo.
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    rpmrush , May 23, 2011 11:28 PM
    25W worth of processing? $150 maybe? That's outrageous.
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    memadmax , May 24, 2011 12:48 AM
    ^^
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    dalauder , May 24, 2011 12:56 AM
    So Google is targetting Apple's market then? Problem: Apple users don't know Chrome OS exists. Most people who consider switching to Chrome OS look at it more as an alternative to Linux w/ a cloud.
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    kilo_17 , May 24, 2011 1:05 AM
    FyendAt that price is should have a fruit as its logo.

    +1
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    eddieroolz , May 24, 2011 2:24 AM
    That looks like an old iMac. Honestly.

    The price reinforce that idea.
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    11796pcs , May 24, 2011 2:26 AM
    Haha... a 25w processor- that looks pathetic compared to my 125w. Also anybody else think that Chrome OS has already gone too far and that it will simply die a slow painful death or go nowhere. I don't think consumers are ready for the cloud.
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    gorfmaster1 , May 24, 2011 2:54 AM
    it does look like Google is trying to run Microsoft competition but it will never happen unless windows rereleases vista as windows 8
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    legacy7955 , May 24, 2011 3:34 AM
    The arrogance of Google keeps getting better and better.

    You have to wonder who they are using for marketing and consulting....obviously a firm that will tell them anything they want to hear.
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    Th-z , May 24, 2011 8:18 AM
    The computer is not built by Google, it's by another company called ISYS. So you can't draw the same analogy between Google and Apple. The article should have mentioned it.
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    srgess , May 24, 2011 10:11 AM
    Can it play crysis at 1500$ LAWL Cuz at that price you can have a top notch system but it will consume more then 25W but if you willing to pay 1500$ anyway you have money to pay for electrity...
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    aznjoka , May 24, 2011 11:29 AM
    Make it 300 and you have a buyer.
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    reggieray , May 24, 2011 11:47 AM
    FyendAt that price is should have a fruit as its logo.

    LOL, good one.
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    jgiron , May 24, 2011 1:52 PM
    people have built better computers (1 year ago) for way less than the price above...we really want to know how much the OS is going to cost because we don't care about the computer itself.
    now if Google made it so that it only runs on their computer hardware then the first post is dead on..their fruit should be a lemon.
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    Abedoss , May 24, 2011 2:49 PM
    Apple users don't know Chrome OS exists, but they will.
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    afrobacon , May 24, 2011 3:34 PM
    I still believe ChromeOS can be very successful and even dominate the PC market given the right nourishment; however with details for the subscriptions Chromebooks and now the price of this Chromebrick, this whole ChromeOS project is quickly becoming another Google fail.

    Google has to learn that their not Apple; and they can't sell overpriced crap to sheep with deep pockets.
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    captaincharisma , May 24, 2011 4:31 PM
    afrobaconGoogle has to learn that their not Apple; and they can't sell overpriced crap to sheep with deep pockets.


    i say they have a good chance because there is a lot of sheep in NA :) 
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    srgess , May 24, 2011 4:36 PM
    only way chrome os will dominate pc is gaming, im still on pc cuz of that otherwise linux is a lot better and free.
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    dertechie , May 24, 2011 5:18 PM
    Is this that 'modular' PC we saw a while back with 2006 Athlons for $800+, just with ChromeOS? Decidedly not marketed at us (with a 1K+ budget we'll build rigs to run Crysis, not Chrome).
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    the86d , May 24, 2011 5:48 PM
    Now if I could only get an .ISO of the installation disk, I would run this on a TON of rigs for testing!
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