Chrome OS is coming to the desktop. Or, at least, it's coming to one desktop: the Chromebase, a 21.5" all-in-one machine that LG plans to introduce at next year's Consumer Electronics Show.
The Chromebase will have a 21.5" IPS screen with a 1920x1080 resolution, which will give it a leg up over quite a few cheap all-in-ones out there. The actual computer part will be tucked behind the display, and it will feature a Haswell-based Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of solid-state storage. It's nothing fancy, but remember that Chrome OS is pretty much restricted to web apps.
On the connectivity front, the LG Chromebase will have HDMI input, three USB ports (including one USB 3.0), and Ethernet. Oh, and there will also be a 1.3-megapixel webcam, two 5W speakers (which will sound "clear and powerful," according to LG), and a microphone. That's everything you need to run Skype! The web-based version built into Outlook.com, I mean, since there's no desktop Skype app for Chrome OS.
LG doesn't say how much it plans to charge for the Chromebase. If I were to make an educated guess, though, I'd say the price tag will probably wind up south of $500. Windows-powered all-in-ones start at roughly $500 at Newegg, and while this thing has a nicer LCD panel, it also has more modest specs and lacks a Windows license.
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