First Chrome OS Desktop PC Announced

 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
    At that price is should have a fruit as its logo.
  • rpmrush
    25W worth of processing? $150 maybe? That's outrageous.
  • memadmax