Non-Apple computers that look like Apple computers are nothing new. Back in 1999 when yours truly was working at the now online-only Circuit City, the very iMac-like eMachines eOne flew off the shelves.
It sold itself!
Why? Because everyone wanted a candy-colored, semi-translucent iMac but nobody wanted to spend $1,200+ on one. The eOne ran Windows and only cost $800. Apple sued eMachines, the two companies settled and the eOne was later redesigned. But not before I sold a lot of eOnes to a lot of college kids. Turns out, the thing was a pile that never really worked quite right, but that’s another story for another time.
Anyway, LG has just announced the Chromebase. It’s an all-in-one machine that could be mistaken for a poor man’s iMac, but runs Google’s browser-based Chrome operating system. No pricing has been announced yet, but given the system’s internals – Celeron processor…
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