LG Electronics Chromebase 22CV241-W 21.5" Intel Celeron-2955U 2GB RAM 16GB SSD Google Chrome £186.77 @ Ballicom
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LG Electronics Chromebase 22CV241-W 21.5" Intel Celeron-2955U 2GB RAM 16GB SSD Google Chrome £186.77 @ Ballicom

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Found 22nd Jul 2015
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The LG Chromebase all-in-one computer is underpinned by a simple yet powerful architecture and comes with outstanding Google applications. It also serves as a gateway to tens of thousands of web apps in the Chrome Web Store, many of which work just as well offline as they do online. The LG Chromebase allows users to write emails and documents, read the latest news and ebooks, edit videos and photos and play games. The streamlined platform makes almost any task effortless and is the perfect device for taking advantage of Google products such as Gmail, Drive, Search, Maps, YouTube, Play or Google Hangouts. The LG Chromebase also offers robust built-in security, employing multiple layers of protection to keep users' information safe. Moreover, with automatic built-in updates, Chrome OS reduces the hassle of manually having to conduct maintenance on the computer.

Ideal for both personal and business use, the versatile computer features a 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display that delivers accurate color reproduction, stunning contrast and an impressive 178-degree viewing angle and 16GB of storage. The versatile computer also incorporates a webcam and a microphone for easy video calling. What's more, this AIO computer delivers clear and powerful sound and music through a pair of built-in 5W speakers.

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A few quid more on Amazon if anyone prefers their customer service (£191.44)

does this have a HDMI input feature. if so I'm sold

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abdishah

does this have a HDMI input feature. if so I'm sold


Yes, that's one of the main reasons I bought it so I can hook my XBox up to it as well

Great little piece of kit, excellent price.

Using one of these now, excellent machine. Very easy to use, well pleased.

very very tempted by this!

That's an absolutely cracking deal for a Chrome PC, given that it includes a Full HD 1080p IPS screen. It's also the slightly faster Haswell Celeron (as opposed to the Bay Trail ones). The only slight downer is that 2gb of RAM....

Nevertheless.....HOT!

For £20 more id rather have this: ebuyer.com/702…abu & amazon.co.uk/LG-…tor

If you go through flubit the price would probably end up being the same.
Edited by: "Hpi_matrix" 23rd Jul 2015

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Hpi_matrix

For £20 more id rather have this: … For £20 more id rather have this: http://www.ebuyer.com/702840-hp-260-g1-desktop-mini-pc-k8l27ea-abu & http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-22MP67VQ-Inch-Screen-Monitor/dp/B00UNBAPZ6/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1437647929&sr=1-2&keywords=ips+monitorIf you go through flubit the price would probably end up being the same.



Depends what you want it for I guess, for me there's no need for a Windows machine and I'd rather have something with a fast OS like Chrome as most of my work is cloud based anyway

hmm, really tempted to get this

anyone got this and can give any other pros about it to help tip me over the edge?

Hpi_matrix

For £20 more id rather have this: … For £20 more id rather have this: http://www.ebuyer.com/702840-hp-260-g1-desktop-mini-pc-k8l27ea-abu & http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-22MP67VQ-Inch-Screen-Monitor/dp/B00UNBAPZ6/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1437647929&sr=1-2&keywords=ips+monitorIf you go through flubit the price would probably end up being the same.



I was thinking the same at first. But if you look at the price of a Chromebook, they alone are £150. A 22" monitor of similar spec is as you say around £110. So for someone who wants to use Chrome Os, this is a no brainer. You could also of course plug in a Windows based PC too and use both.

topss

A few quid more on Amazon if anyone prefers their customer service … A few quid more on Amazon if anyone prefers their customer service (£191.44)


Think its worth the extra for Amazon more peace of mind.

amazon.co.uk/LG-…MC0

topss

I was thinking the same at first. But if you look at the price of a … I was thinking the same at first. But if you look at the price of a Chromebook, they alone are £150. A 22" monitor of similar spec is as you say around £110. So for someone who wants to use Chrome Os, this is a no brainer. You could also of course plug in a Windows based PC too and use both.




Thats fair enough, however another point to mention is with this all-in-one I assume if something breaks it isn't going to be easy to repair.

With the HP + monitor at least they are separate components, the hard drive and ram can also be easily accessed and replaced.

I'd been seriously considering the Miix 3, but for about £40 more this is incredibly tempting; it looks and sounds great!

Hpi_matrix

Thats fair enough, however another point to mention is with this … Thats fair enough, however another point to mention is with this all-in-one I assume if something breaks it isn't going to be easy to repair. With the HP + monitor at least they are separate components, the hard drive and ram can also be easily accessed and replaced.



True, but it's probably not much different to a laptop in that respect. Personally (if I was interested in Chrome) I would go the route of separates.

The Chromebase is our most used piece of kit, boots up straight away, updates every couple of weeks, but not a hindrance like windows can be.
For surfing the web its brilliant, I also use it for photo editing, documents etc. All can be done easily, the 16gb, is of no issue, as every thing is stored in the cloud.
The display is fantastic and you can connect something else upto the HDMI.
Cloud printing is no problem either.
All in all, well worth the money.

would you be able to get office on this? (im perfectly happy using google docs but the wife needs office for her work)

ratsdomino

would you be able to get office on this? (im perfectly happy using google … would you be able to get office on this? (im perfectly happy using google docs but the wife needs office for her work)



Not the full Microsoft Office suite, no. You would be restricted to using the web based Microsoft Office apps, if you needed to use Microsoft software. This may or may not be enough depending on the complexity of what she is doing with the documents. It is possible that at some point in the future the Microsoft Office Android apps may be compatible with ChromeOS, but don't assume that it *will* ever happen... it's just a possibility (and they are pretty good).

Can the RAM be upgraded on this?

torybarsteward

Can the RAM be upgraded on this?



I think it can, but it's not particularly easy according to this Amazon answers page....lots of other questions are answered here too, so might be worth a read for anyone contemplating one...

Will the RAM be upgradable or is is soldered to the board? Same question about the SSD, can it be swapped out like the SSD on the C720? May 21, 2014

there is a single slot for ram - so you will need to replace the 2 gb ram with a single 4 gb or 8 gb. Looks like it uses laptop ram 204 pin pc3 12800 ***LOW VOLT 1.35v NOT 1.5v *** cl 11. It looks to be a small project to get to the ram slot - no access from the outside of the chromebase.


amazon.com/LG-…5WO





Edited by: "topss" 23rd Jul 2015

the cool thing about this is that without the bulky desktop portion of this, it is easy enough to scoop up and transfer between my loungue and my 'study'.

i am buying this now and cant wait to replace our broken pc and cant wait to play transport tycoon

I'd personally go for a Windows based system, specially with Windows 10 around the corner, but this is a good price for a chromebook. If you are a light user it should meet your needs perfectly and won't take up any extra space.

But can you install Openelec (Kodi) like you can on a chromebox?

See this link for installing it on a (normal) chromebox:

install openelec on Chromebox

oliversthomas

But can you install Openelec (Kodi) like you can on a chromebox?See this … But can you install Openelec (Kodi) like you can on a chromebox?See this link for installing it on a (normal) chromebox:install openelec on Chromebox



Don't see why not. It's just a Chrome laptop/box stuck in a monitor.

Looks like you should be able to install openelec (Kodi) according to this thread:

Kodi Chromebase thread

do you reckon these will come down in price any time soon?
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