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Asus Chromebit Chrome OS HDMI Stick to Sell for Less than $100

Google has announced a pocket-sized computer that can turn any HDMI display into a fully functioning personal computer. The device, manufactured by Asus called the Chromebit, it has functionality of a Chromebook notebook into a HDMI Stick.

asus chromebitThe Asus Chromebit is a tiny computer-on-a-stick that you can plug into a monitor or TV to turn it into a Chrome PC. Naturally, the Chromebit will run on the Chrome OS, allowing users to access the plethora of web-based Google software and applications on any monitor. Let’s look at the specifications of the Asus Chromebit:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3288-C quad core Cortex A17 processor with ARM Mali-T764 GPU.
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Storage – 16 GB eMMC Flash Storage
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • Connectivity – Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 2×2 (MIMO) a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Power – 5V via micro USB port
  • Dimensions – N/A
  • Weight – N/A

chromebitIt’s expected to launch this summer, in orange, blue and grey for under $100 (around $60), and Google and Asus are positioning the Chromebit as a solution for schools or businesses, although I suspect retail customers will be able to pick one up as well. Google and Asus will be going up against the Intel Computer Stick which, for $150, runs Windows 8.1.

ChromebitIt should be noted that the Asus Chromebit is a very nicely made. Design is very ingenious. HDMI Stick with a swivel, makes it easier to hide behind the TV.

Source: Trusted Reviews