LG Chromebase all-in-one Chrome desktop does America for $350

The LG Chromebase is an all-in-one desktop PC with a 21.5 inch full HD display, an Intel Celeron processor, and Chrome OS software instead of Windows (or Android).

LG introduced the Chromebase in December, launched it in Australia in February, and now the company is bringing the Chromebase to America, where it sells for about $350.

 

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Online retailers Amazon and CDW are both selling the LG Chromebase for $349.99 or less.

The Chromebase has an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor, 2GB of RAM, a 16GB solid state drive, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, and an Ethernet jack.

It also has a 1.3Mp webcam and 5W stereo speakers, and the system comes with a keyboard and mouse. There’s an HDMI input which lets you use the Chromebase as a display for another device, so while LG is positioning the system as an all-in-one computer, you could also think of it as a monitor+.

All told, the LG Chromebase has the same specs as the $179 Asus Chromebox M004U… plus a full HD screen, a mouse, and a keyboard. That’s not a bad deal for $350, although you could also pick up a decent Chromebook laptop for a similar price.

via Chrome Story

  • Thomas Lee Mullins

    I think that is really nice looking. I like using ChromeOS since it is really fast and I just use it to go online: surf and check e-mail. It will be interesting to see if it is possible to install a different operating system on it.

  • tfosorcim

    That’s nice…

    I can assume, with all the concessions which LG is making to consumers with this device, that I’ll have no problem using my two HP Inkjets, two HP Laserjets, three Brother Laser/All-In-Ones, or my 1000 line-per-minute OkiData.

    I’ll not waste my time awaiting an answer from LG, or Google.
    The Chromebook Cult will be along any moment now…
    (as I keep saying, (1) the PawnStars writers got it all wrong: even a brick is worth something; and, (2) that ad was the first piece of absolutely truthful information I’ve everseen come out of Microsoft)
    One more thing: go get the cost of a pallet of brick (red, common). You’ll quickly appreciate the uselessness of a Chromebook.

    • Larry D

      Whatever you say Microsoft.

    • captain irrelevant

      I converted my 7 year old inkjet printer to a Google Cloud-ready printer for $40 that also serves as my TV media-center and the home-automation central processing unit.

      All I hear from this is “Waaa waaa, I can’t do anything so it must mean it’s impossible”

      Trust me, if chromebooks are useless, Microsoft wouldn’t be spending money making ads talking trash about it.

  • CampGareth

    Hmm, not bad, I’m glad they added a HDMI input so it won’t become a brick a few years down the line. A few android all in ones fell foul of that (hi HP)

  • QQ

    Expensive for what it is. If it included a bigger display (23″ or bigger), 4GB memory and wireless mouse/keyboard, $350 would be a decent price. But with current specs it should be $100 cheaper.

    • Anonymoused

      Considering the specs of the HP 11 (the only non-pixel with an IPS screen) are worse and it’s smaller and costs $279 (at launch; it’s $259 now) I’d say this pricing is perfect.

  • captain irrelevant

    “you could also think* of it as a monitor+.”

  • KNARCH81

    I have an idea, lets package an all in one PC with a touchscreen, and give it nothing that’s optimized for touchscreens………..chrome sucks so bad on a touch screen, you cant pinch to zoom, scrolling is jittery, and not to mention, chrome is useless as an OS……..as a web browser its sort of serviceable, but as an OS, um, no thank you. If you buy this, you need your head examined.

  • Alice

    I want one….time to dump everything microsoft

  • PCMasterRace

    Some people aren’t realizing what this thing truly is. It is a brilliant IPS monitor that has chrome OS built in. That is what this is. And for 350$, that is not a bad price point considering a good IPS monitor costs about 300-500$. Now, the real question is its input specs. If this thing has a response time of 5ms or less, then it would be a great steal for a good gaming monitor for a personal custom build.

    Also if you look on LGs site its listed also as a monitor.

    • Dave

      Can anyone independently confirm that it has hdmi input and output? That would be truly awesome.