Google’s most latest hardware devices have made it into the news showing its design having been made keeping in mind the operation of Google Meet and another similar app Google Gear.
The Series One Desk 27 and Series One Board 65 are both created by Avocor, but they’re part of the Series One initiative, which gives Google special permission to build Meet-specific products. In addition to a normal Intel Core i5, they incorporate a bespoke Google Edge TPU chip.
The Series One Desk 27 is a 27-inch display with unique speakers, mic, camera alongside a touchscreen. The device may be used as a laptop monitor in addition to being a separate video-conferencing device. It has a USB-C port on the back. Once can use the laptop’s AV array for video calls and charge it with 45W USB-C PD.
No matter the ideal design for a suitable work from home situation, the product isn’t one which is entirely customer oriented. Rather than that Google envisions them attached to the walls of tiny conference rooms or sitting on open office tables. Even the 27-inch variant, at $1,999, is not inexpensive, as is the case with most enterprise-focused technology.
Unlike most enterprise-focused hardware, the Series One Desk 27 looks and feels like it belongs in Google’s current hardware lineup. The contours have been flattened, and the bottom soundbar is covered in fabric that would look good next to a Google Home Mini. The Desk 27 can’t be used as a regular all-in-one computer, despite using Chrome OS to power its standalone Google Meet capabilities.
Overall, as one would compare it to a conventional laptop, there is indeed a lot of excellent videoconferencing technology packed in.