LG announces the Chromebase, their Chrome OS desktop

May 6, 2014
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LG is rolling out their Chromebase today, an all-in-one desktop running Chrome OS. Saying it has “everything a home computer needs to suit a modern lifestyle”, LG is packing all we’ve come to like about Chrome device in a stylish desktop solution. Though it made an appearance at CES this year, the Chromebase is now available for consumers.


The 21.5-inch Full HD screen sports a 1920 x 1080 resolution, delivering “accurate color reproduction, stunning contrast and an impressive ultra-wide viewing angle”. A pair of 5-watt speakers built right in provide the audio, which should be more than ample amplitude.

A equally stylish mouse and keyboard are packed in, and the Chromebase can act as a monitor for when you want to plug a laptop in via HDMI. An Intel Haswell processor is included, and you’ll get a 1.3-megapixel webcam with microphone for video chats.

Of course, with Chrome OS, you’ll get all the web apps that make the desktop a powerful solution for those with their work in the cloud. The Chromebase is being made available May 12 from select retailers (LG only mentions NewEgg), and will be on sale everywhere May 26. The desktop will retail for $349.99, and come with 100GB free Drive storage for two years.


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  • Richard Estes

    The HDMI port is a game changer. If I had this, I could see myself using it for something like my Roku box or Wii U console, especially given the screen size.