It started with the Chromebook. Then came the Chromebox. Now get ready for the LG Chromebase 22CV241-B, the all-in-one Chrome device. The LG Chromebase is a complete Chrome OS desktop solution. Here at Promevo we evaluated the design and features of this new entry and ran it through our battery of tests to see how well it performed.

What’s In The Box?

(1)LG Chromebase Main Body (1) Power Adapter (1) Wired USB Keyboard (1) Wired USB Mouse (1) Stand Base (1) Stand Body (1) Stand Cap (1) 6 Assembly Screws (1) Regulation and Safety Notices (1) Installation Guide (1) Registration Card (1) Warranty Card

 

LG Chromebase 22CV241-B Contents

 

LG Chromebase 22CV241-B Specifications

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Design

LG Chromebase 22CV241-B

The LG Chromebase 22CV241-B’s most notable design feature is, of course, its all-in-one form factor. The processing, physical storage, and I/O components are fully integrated into the chassis of the display. Out of the box, the only assembly required involved snapping the stand together and then screwing it into the back of the display. The model we tested was entirely in a matte black except for a large LG logo on the back and the colorful Chrome logo on the top bezel. The display was easily tilted on its stand to find a comfortable viewing angle. All ports and jacks are located behind the display except for a USB 3.0 port and audio jack on the bottom right edge of the display.

Display

The LG Chromebase boasts an exceptional display for its price. It is 21.5 inches diagonally, and its native resolution is full HD at 1080p. Full HD is par for the course for a display of its size, but that’s just the beginning. The LG Chromebase has an in-plane switching (IPS) display which offers superb color quality and a 178˚ wide viewing angle. It also includes two preset reader modes and Flicker Safe technology to reduce glare and eyestrain when viewing for long periods of time. We were impressed with the sharpness of still and moving images on the display, and 1080p videos looked fantastic with crisp vibrant color. There is an HDMI-In port as well in the back to allow the LG Chromebase to be used as a secondary display for a laptop or other device.

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Performance Tests

Boot Up Speed. Chrome devices boot up very quickly and the LG Chromebase is no exception. We timed 5 boot ups on the device and finished with an average boot time of 7.39 seconds.

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Octane. Next, we ran the Octane browser based benchmark tool, which has become the gold standard for benchmarking Chrome OS devices. The Octane tool is available from the Google Developers website and measures the performance of JavaScript code found in modern web applications. We ran the benchmarking tool 5 times, and the LG Chromebase averaged 10,868.

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WebGL Aquarium. For the next test we used WebGL’s Aquarium, which measures the frame rate for different amounts of 3D fish that are rendered in the browser. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the motion displayed on the screen. The results were impressive when you consider that the LG Chromebase’s native resolution is 1920 × 1080.

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Google+ Browsing. We also took a look at Chrome’s built-in FPS counter to measure frame rate and smoothness when scrolling through a site with dynamically generated content. For our test, we used a Google+ page. The page rendered smoothly when scrolling down the endless entries on the Google+ page, staying between 30-60 fps with no stuttering or delays.

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HD Video Test. To test HD video playback, we used the Nvidia PureVideo HD Test video on YouTube using the “Stats for Nerds” feature, which can be accessed by clicking on the video’s context menu. We played the video on 1080p and video playback was very smooth with only 1 dropped frame for the entire length of the video. In addition to the fluid playback, the image had a clarity and vividness we have not often seen on a Chrome device.

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Conclusions

As Chrome OS’s first foray into the all-in-one desktop market, the LG Chromebase 22CV241-B is a resounding success. For a modest price, the LG Chromebase has all the benefits of the Chrome OS with high HD performance coupled with efficient design. It makes a stylish and functional addition to any school or office.


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Will Moeller

Will Moeller

Google Apps Certified Administrator at Promevo
Promevo Systems Team
Will Moeller