The Chromebase is an all-in-one desktop that runs Chrome OS. It features a 21.5-inch IPS screen with LED backlighting, 178-degree viewing angles, a 5 ms response time and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. This display is backed by a dual-core Intel Celeron 2955U "Haswell" processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, integrated Intel HD graphics, 2 GB of DDR3L SDRAM @ 1600 MHz, and 16 GB of internal storage.
After previewing the device at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the LG Chromebase (model 22CV241) will arrive here in the United States on May 26 through Amazon, CDW, Newegg, Fry's Electronics, Micro Center and Tiger Direct for $349.99 USD. Pre-sales will begin on May 12 at Newegg and a few other participating retailers.
"Personal computers have obviously become central to each member of the family, regardless of age, which is why it's important to have one that's easy to use," said Thomas Lee, senior vice president, LG Electronics USA. "Google's suite of programs, ability to update software and cloud-based storage allow the LG Chromebase to offer a simple, modern computing experience."
This new Chrome OS all-in-one desktop also includes Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, a 1.3MP webcam for selfies and video calling, and two built-in 5 watt speakers. On the I/O front, there are three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI input, one HDMI output, Gigabit Ethernet, a headphone/mic combo jack and one USB 3.0 port. This AIO also ships with a keyboard, a mouse and a cable organizer.
Overall, the new Chrome OS all-in-one measures 7.40(H) x 20.80(W) x 15.60(D) inches and weighs 9.5 pounds.
The company announced that its Chromebase AIO was highlighted at a special joint Google-Intel Chrome OS event on Tuesday. The computer was also previously honored with a 2014 CES Innovations Award in the Computer Hardware & Components category back in January.