Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2012 22:22 UTC
Google "Sure enough, a product listing provides a lot more detail about the tiny Chrome OS desktop than Samsung gave us in January, including its use of a 1.9GHz, dual-core Celeron B840, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 16GB solid-state drive and six (not five) USB ports. We haven't seen mention of the promised wireless keyboard and mouse bundle, although the retailer's configuration might reflect a stripped-down trim level: at $330, it's a lot less than the $400 we were quoted at the start of the year." A $400 ChromeOS desktop box? Good luck with that.
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Isn't it the Chromebook all over again?
by rklrkl on Tue 22nd May 2012 23:54 UTC
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The Chromebox reminds me of the flop that was the Chromebook - overpriced kit that can do less than an equivalent rival device running a normal desktop setup with tne Chrome browser.

I'll stick with the Acer Revo 3700 I'm typing this on - 500GB internal hard drive, Nvidia ION 2 graphics, 6 USB ports, wireless keyboard/mouse, VESA mountable, HDMI and VGA, optical SPDIF, SD card slot, microphone/headphone sockets, 4GB RAM, dual core 64-bit Atom CPU and can be found for less than the Chromebox.

Slap on Ubuntu 12.04 and XBMC and you'll have a far better desktop on the Revo than the Chromebox!

Edited 2012-05-22 23:55 UTC

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