Remember the thing called Floppy Disk? Yes, that flat, square thing that once was so essential for all computer users. But they rose and fell fast, didn’t they? And things moved quickly to other storage devices. However, as technology advances, data storage is getting more and more cloud based. And those of us who live our lives on internet, are getting more and more dependent on cloud computing. Our files are stored online, our pictures, our videos, our notes, and even our books, all are stored online and synced across all our computing and mobile devices.
And hence the steady rise in the popularity of Chrome based computers and laptops. These devices run on Google’s Chrome Operating System, rely heavily on internet connectivity and function by means of various apps like Google Drive, Gmail etc.
These Chrome based computers are said to be swifter and more secure, and are generally priced at a cheaper rate than computers and laptops of other operating systems.
Following the increasing popularity of Chrome based laptops, LG has launched its first ever Chrome based desktop computer in India.
This brand new and sleek-looking desktop computer called Chromebase (Model 22CV241) was launched by LG on July 31st, 2014. It brings with it all the speed and efficiency of Google’s Chrome OS, and is equipped with 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display that has 178-degree viewing angle. The desktop computer has the processing power of the fourth-generation Intel® CPU. It is also equipped with 1.3 MP webcam and a microphone and a pair of 5W speakers.
Speaking about LG Chromebase, Mr. Soon Kwon, MD, LG Electronics India, said, “We are pleased to launch the LG Chromebase computer here in India. The specialty of this computer is that it represents a successful combination of simplicity, power and great design, and all types of users can operate it very easily. LG Chromebase is the wave of the future for desktops and we are expecting its wide adoption not only at home, but especially in schools, hotels, call centers other business settings.”
The users of Chrome OS computers have the option to enhance the usability of their computer by downloading and installing apps appropriate to their needs and desires from the Chrome Web Store. Any user of Chrome Web Browser will already be familiar with the wide variety of apps that are available in the Chrome Web Store. And more are getting added steadily, I’m sure. Using these various apps, the users of Chromebase can easily create and edit documents, view videos, manage their images, read news and ebooks, play games and fulfill all their other basic computer needs.
LG Chromebase also claims to possess enhanced security provided by multiple layers of protection to keep users’ data safe and secure.
LG Chromebase comes with the assurance of automatic built-in updates that can help in maintaining the security and efficiency of the system over time.
SPECIFICATIONS and PRICE of LG CHROMEBASE:
Processor: 4th generation Intel® CPU
Operating System: Chrome OS
Display: 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS
Memory: 2 GB
Storage: 16GB iSSD
Ports: HDMI-in, USB 2.0 x 3, USB 3.0 x 1, LAN
Accessories: Keyboard, Mouse, Cable Organizer
Webcam: 1.3 M 720 HD
Availability: Available across India
Price: MRP of this model is 32,000/-
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