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LG Chromebase

LG Chromebase 22CV241

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  • Brilliant 22" 1920x1080 Full HD IPS display
  • Award winning Advanced Tech-Styling
  • Intel® Celeron® Processor
  • Powered by Chrome OS
  • Boots in 10 seconds
  • Thousands of Google apps

$699

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Ideal for many people, but not for everyone... This tidy-looking Chromebase system runs Chrome OS - Google's second Linux-based challenge to the world of computing. The first was Android, which dominates the mobile 'phone and tablet space, and is still growing. This is important if you are coming from a Windows PC or Apple machine, since it is different. The LG processor hardware (Intel 2955U cpu, etc) and RAM (2GB) is more than enough to make Chrome OS fly, so no worries there. It's very similar to the various 'ChromeBox' versions. This Chromebase has an SSD hard drive (very fast) but it is only 16GB (very small), some of which is eaten by Chrome OS itself, of course. Why so small? This is intended as a cloud-based machine with all your stuff stored in the 'Cloud' on Google Drive. If you dislike this idea there is an easy work-around using the USB3 port with (eg) an up-to 64GB USB3 flash drive for your stuff. If this is not big enough, an external HDD (or SSD) can provide as many Terabytes as you need, and pretty quick too if it is USB3. Chrome OS revolves around the Google Chrome browser - so if you like or dislike this, you will probably have similar feelings about Chrome OS. It has (eg) file browsing and other tools added to the enhanced Chrome browser, and an App Store with plenty of free apps. Updates are automatic, and almost entirely invisible to the user. You will need to have (or create) a Google account (a Gmail address) in order to log into your new machine. Will it suit you? If you mostly surf the web and like the Google Chrome browser, probably yes. If you are mostly using standard office tools and can work with Google Docs etc, this will be fine. If you are mostly working offline, using power applications in Windows or Mac OS, it might not suit you so well. In other words, it suits most people (who are willing to try a new OS), and coming to this from Android is probably easiest, since this is much more sophisticated and smoother in use. It really is pretty fast in use. The fast Ethernet port means that this can be faster working on your local network than most WiFi implementations. But if you play a lot of games, be careful. There are not a whole lot of good Chrome OS games around yet although this is changing. You get them from the same sort of App store that serves Android. This Chrome OS is not 100% proof against viruses and other malware (nothing is), but unlike (eg) Windows it can be sorted out easily if it does get something nasty. No extra tools or purchases needed. One of our ChromeBooks caught something that kept launching unwanted advert pages - so we just unloaded the last two free games we'd installed, saved our stuff twice, clicked through the menus to 'Powerwash', and rebooted. All gone! We reckon we'd downloaded a bad game, with free malware. After logging back in, we found all our stuff safe and sound (on both our local USB backup drive and Google Drive). Easy. This is a serious improvement over other OS offerings. The Chromebase is neat looking, not as massive as some hardware but plenty strong enough for normal adult use. At under $400 online, this is a reasonable purchase. We like it. 22 November 2014
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