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CES 2014: 5 Cool New Gadgets That Could Be ‘Best in Show’

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The Best Cool New Gadgets at CES 2014 – LG Chromebase AiO

ces-2014-cool-new-gadgetsOne wouldn’t think a desktop PC would be particularly huge news at CES 2014, much less one of the most head-turning cool new gadgets … even if it is a sleek-looking all-in-one that’s more than a little reminiscent of an Apple (AAPL) iMac.

However, the LG Chromebase AiO is not just any desktop PC. The world’s first all-in-one powered not by Windows or OSX, but the Google (GOOG) Chrome operating system.

By going with Google Chrome and its lightweight hardware requirements, LG can offer premium styling, an attractive full-HD display and still keep the price low. Just how low has yet to be revealed but, with Google Chromebooks going for half the price of traditional PC laptops, it’s a good bet that the Chromebase AiO will undercut desktop PCs in a big way.

Given the success of those Chromebooks in 2013 (they captured 21% of all U.S. laptop sales and showed up in 1 of 5 U.S. school districts), Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple have to be watching cool new gadgets like the Chromebase with more than a little trepidation. This CES 2014 development is exactly the kind of all-in-one PC that’s attractive for home, educational and light-business use — the key markets for the Apple iMac and yet another threat to Windows and Office sales for Microsoft.

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