The LG Chromebase puts the simplicity of the Chromebox into an all-in-one form factor, creating an inexpensive and complete alternative to your standard PC.Read the full review →
Chrome OS was always intended to be a lightweight operating system, a way to build low-cost laptops that may skimp on specs but not performance. However, users who wanted the ease of use and speed of Chrome OS in a more family-friendly form were mostly out of luck. That is, until the introduction of the LG Chromebase, an all-in-one PC with performance that can even rival many Windows machines.
While the Chromebase will look great in an office it won't be out of place in a living room either, with "modern-looking aesthetics" that Digital Trends says give it "a friendly, inviting glow." TechRadar feels it's a "very attractive option as a personal or family computer system." PC World Australia found the display "easy on the eyes," while PC Mag says it's "pretty amazing" thanks to its "excellent color quality and viewing angles." The Chromebase comes in silver and black case options; while the silver has a very Mac-like appearance, TechRadar says the black "may be the way to go if you watch videos and movies full-screen and prefer dark borders around the image."
… show more Watching videos should be a pleasant experience on the Chromebase, as PC World Australia found "it even goes well when processing 1080p content," and CRN says that in general, it "provides adequate versatility and browsing performance." However, the lackluster speakers may keep it from becoming a stand-alone entertainment center, as Digital Trends notes it lacks bass and "volume is the real issue."
Ultimately, the LG Chromebase is great for users with fairly basic needs: web browsing, text editing and plenty of file space thanks to free cloud-based storage. For under $400 the Chromebase has plenty to offer, as long as you aren't looking for a specific piece of software or a lot of processing power.
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LG's Chromebase represents a new way of computing that’s more online-based than a traditional Windows or Linux machine, and it’s best suited to those of you who want a simple system.Read the full review →
The LG Chromebase isn't quite a high-polish experience, but if you're willing to (or already have) hand over your computing life to Google, then this all-in-one PC is an exceptional value.Read the full review →
For companies seeking a low-cost solution for running browser-based apps, the CRN Test Center recommends the LG Chromebase 22CV241.Read the full review →
Fast, affordable, and blessed with a solid display, the LG Chromebase is the best all-in-one you can get for under $400.Read the full review →
he 1080p IPS LCD was more than adequate for a session of browsing, typing within Google Docs and, er, taking another look at the new House of Cards trailer on YouTube. The screen is good, but we're keeping our judgment tempered until we hear a specific priceRead the full preview →
The apparent absence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is curious, but perhaps not crippling in a desktop computer. LG says the computer is "ideal for both personal and business use," but it seems especially well-suited to be an Internet kiosk or public workstation.Read the full preview →
Lastly, the design makes the Chromebase a more appealling unit for use business and public settings; the larger display is more customer-friendly, while the design is more suited to stationary use.Read the full preview →
Inside, the Chromebase will run a Haswell processor and house 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The computer includes single HDMI, USB 3.0, and LAN ports, with three additional USB 2.0 connections in the rear. The all-in-one also packs a 1.3-megapixel Webcam.Read the full preview →
... like the Chromebooks that have gone before it, the Chromebase does exactly what it sets out to do, giving you a simple and effective way of using Google's services on a desktop without letting the Mac or Windows Operating systems, and the need to download software or apps, get in the way.Read the full preview →
Regardless of which color your prefer, the system and the overall setup remains the same across both models. These are powered by an Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage.Read the full preview →
Along with a trio of USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port, the Chromebase also features HDMI-in connectivity, allowing you to use the monitor with other sources like a Blu-ray player or a video game console. The all-in-one also comes packaged with a keyboard and mouse.Read the full preview →
Theoretically, you could use Chrome OS as a quick-booting operating system for simple tasks when you don't want to fire up the full setup. It's an idea we've seen a number of times before, including with Android-based smart monitors at CES last year.Read the full preview →
Price is going to determine everything with the LG Chromebase. The hardwire is solid, especially that display. It's no Chromebook Pixel screen, but it'll be great for some YouTube and Netflix.Read the full preview →
As far as connectivity goes, the Chromebase is well served with an HDMI port, a single USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports. There is also the usual headphone jack and a 1.3MP webcam with keyboard and mouse included in the package as well. It comes in glossy white and matte black.Read the full preview →
The build of the device feels pretty solid and is quite nice to look at to boot. A proper test is still needed to see if the Celeron CPU is up to task for whatever purpose the Chromebase might be employed.Read the full preview →
I use this unit as a monitor when working on friends computers, allows me to research issues using the chrome browser then switch back to the computer I am working on.. I also use it first thing in the morning to check email. The instant on is really instant on, well done Google!!Read the full review →
I've had various desktop pc's for my home office, from windows (incl 8.1) and Mint (linux). I decided to buy the Chromebase so the whole family can use when I was not using for business...It's extremely quick, responsive, looks great and does everything I need to run a medium sized business....Read the full review →