In all the excitment about Chrome Notebooks, very few have focussed on the possibility of Google pushing Chrome OS to the desktop. I remember a few months ago writing about my vision of Chrome OS working on the nettop plaform. It seems that I wasn’t too far off; Google unveiled today Samsung’s ‘Chromebox’ which will work as a non-portable platform for their new operating system.
This points a to the possible trajectory that Google wants to take with Chrome OS. It is likely that the Internet giant will focus their new operating system on both the notebook and the Desktop platform, leaving Android OS in the tablet/smartphone market.
The device will begin shipping this summer alongside the Samsung Series 5 and the Acer Chromebook. The Chromebox will initially be aimed at business customers but we see no reason why Google won’t be opening the floodgates to the consumer market.
Very appealing to me, I could never buy into the Mac Mini idea but the Chromebox will cover all the angles I need, access to the Internet and cloud stored documents, Netflix, various web apps, even games. I will be grabbing this for sure!
I'm really looking forward to the Samsung Chromebox. I run my business from home and can't wait to try this out. I use dual monitors now. I hope that won't have to change.
I also am on dual monitors. Being that the ChromeBox is a big step for google and the computing world, if you cant hook up your dual monitors to the ChromeBox right out of the box then eventually an adapter will be in place to help do that or an upgrade.