The long awaited LG Chromebase is one step closer to being in your office. The machine has landed a spot on Amazon.com, albeit “temporarily out of stock”. If you order one now, it will be shipped when it becomes available.
If you’re not super familiar with the line of Chrome devices, here’s a brief break-down. A Chrome device is a personal computing device that utilizes Google’s very light-weight, linux based Chrome OS. Currently, there are 3 different Chrome devices, Chromebooks (of which there are a dozen-ish models), Chromeboxes, of which there are 3 models, and the Chromebase. So far the LG is the only Chromebase model.
The Chromebooks are laptops, the Chromeboxes are just a box running Chrome OS with ports, and the Chromebase is the first all-in-one device, which features the CPU/display all in one, similar to the iMacs.
I myself am writing this article on an Acer C720 Chromebook, my wife owns an HP 14 Chromebook, and I recently traded my Samsung 5 550 Chromebook for a Nexus 10. Needless to say, I’m all about the Chrome OS. It’s all but replaced my Windows 7 laptop, which almost never sees the light of day anymore (only when I need to scan something or root my phone). Chrome devices come very highly recommended by this blogger (if you’ve been following this blog for any length of time this is probably obvious to you).
If you are anxious to rid yourself of the $349 as soon as possible, despite the device not being available yet, you can make the purchase from our official Amazon.com affiliate store here. Or feel free to come back when the device is actually available. You can be sure we’ll let you know as soon as we know.
The picture features a keyboard and mouse, but the description makes no mention of said accessories. Best to assume for now that the $349 price tag will not include the keyboard and mouse. Which isn’t that big of a deal, since most of us probably already have half a dozen of those things laying around. And if you don’t, you can always buy this cool looking thing from googlestore.com.
This is great news for anybody looking for the first ever all-in-one Chrome OS solution. This will be great for schools, libraries, churches etc. Anybody looking for a bunch of inexpensive, easy to use/manage all-in-one devices.
But what about you, the average consumer? Will you be dropping the $349 for this device? I myself am quite disappointed by the 2GB of RAM. I mean it’s really just an Acer C720 with a nice screen (22″ 1920×1080 resolution). And I would assume an all-in-one will be used as more of a primary driver, a “powerhosue” so-to-speak rather than the Chromebooks, utilized mostly for their portability rather than their powerful hardware.
But still many would argue that 2GB is plenty for what they do. And if it is, this could be a nice replacement for that old XP machine that never gets used anymore.
Here’s a screenshot of the listing, in case it gets pulled down for any reason.