The unit features a 21.5-inch 16:9 IPS display with 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution and is powered by an Intel Celeron CPU and 2 GB of RAM. Since the Chrome OS is cloud-centric, hard drive space isn't a high priority, so a 16 GB solid state drive is the extent of the Chromebase's built in storage. However, external storage can be connected via the three USB 2.0 and single USB 3.0 ports.
Other built in features include a 1.3 MP webcam, microphone, and a pair of 5 W speakers. There's also an HDMI in port, which suggests the device could be hooked up to another computer to act as a monitor. The Chromebase also comes with a keyboard, mouse and cable organizer.
As well as home users after a machine for basic tasks like email and browsing the web, LG is targeting the Chromebase at students, hotels, call centers and other low-power business users.
“LG’s Chromebase is an exciting new form factor that expands the options available to customers who want a fast, simple and secure computing experience for the home, school or office,” says Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management at Google.
LG will be unveiling the Chromebase at CES on January 7. Gizmag will be on the ground at the show and will swing by the LG stand to check it out.
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