Chrome: what to expect from CES 2014

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CES is just around the corner and we are getting ready to head to Las Vegas, NV again! CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the largest tech convention in the world, and it starts every year with some of the best gadgets to be seen. Will we see some awesome Chrome products this year?

Chrome devices have never been the highlight of CES – most Chromebooks are announced on the side, throughout the year. Chrome and Chrome OS products are growing rapidly, though, and this year we expect to see more of Google’s products (aside from Android).

The CES show floor won’t be flooded with Chrome devices either, but at least some stuff will be there for our cameras. Let’s take a look at what we expect to be seeing in Vegas next week, shall we?

LG Chromebase

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We know the LG Chromebase will be at CES. This all-in-one Chrome OS computer was recently announced, but we still want to know more about the product.

It will be interesting to see what Chrome OS feels like in a desktop computer form. The OS should feel the same, of course, but why would you sacrifice portability for it? Something about it must be special, right?

Toshiba Chromebook

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Toshiba is not staying behind in the Chromebook race. Google announced Toshiba would bring a new Chromebook with a Haswell processor, last September. We haven’t heard a thing about said laptop since then, but recent leaks prove the device is still coming.

We are not sure if we will see Toshiba’s Chromebook at CES or not, but odds are the bad boy will be there. Believe us, we will be there to find out.

Toshiba Chromebook leaked specs

  • 13.3-inch 1366x768p display
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Celeron processor (Haswell)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB SSD
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader, HDMI out port
  • 9 hours of battery life

That Haswell processor works wonders, right? Nine hours of battery life is nothing to complain about. The most interesting part of the leaked specs is definitely the screen. It’s the first time we see a Chromebook with a 13.3-inch display.

This is not the biggest we have seen, as the HP Chromebook 14 has a 14-inch display. Toshiba’s offer will be nice if you want something bigger but 14-inch is just a bit too much.

Chromecast apps?

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So we probably won’t see much Chromecast news at CES, but many app creators and industry representatives will be there. You can be sure we will be bugging them and digging for information regarding Chromecase support!

Accessories

Chromebooks account for 21% of all laptop sales, so we are sure we will see many a Chromebook accessory! We will be on the lookout for anything fun or interesting, so stay tuned.

And off we go!

CES is about the busiest week of the year for us, so stay tuned to see all the goodies! You can get all your tech coverage from Chromespot.com, Phandroid.com, Winsource.com and iSource.com!

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  • banksyboy

    Here’s hoping for a Google Print, er, print server… it would save the whinges about lack of direct printing from chromebooks!