What (and Why) Is Google's Chromebox?

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Google just gave a sly mention of a desktop version of Chrome OS plugged into a Samsung computer, seen above. And then they didn't say anything else, other than the fact that it's coming... sometime later. It looks small.

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Does putting a Cloud-centric, mobile-purposed OS in a desktop box make a lot of sense? In light of Google's emphasis on being able to drop your Chromebook in a river, trade it with friends, and have the same experience on every one you use, maybe not. Or, maybe you'll want a Chromebox to be just another faucet from which you slurp Chrome cloudiness.

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Philip-J-Fry
Philip.J.Fry

Are you serious?? This design couldn't me more of a combination AppleTV/iPhone4 knockoff if Apple designed it themselves, except it'd be made of better materials.

Samsung, you are getting pretty pathetic. And so it Google for signing off on this thing.