Today Google / ASUS announced a new device in the Chrome device family: the Chromebit.
It’s not that much bigger than the some flash-drives. But inside it’s a fully fledged Chrome OS PC packed into a HDMI dongle.
The Asus Chromebit is roughly the length of a finger, the Chromebit will be powered by a Rockchip 3288 processor, 2GB of RAM, and have 16GB of eMMC flash storage. it will connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi (both 2.4 and 5Ghz), and will have Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE for connecting to peripherals such as keyboards and mice.
The Chromebit, which Google / ASUS say will be available to buy later this year, was unveiled alongside a host of new low-cost Chromebooks at a press event this week.
Google believe the Chromebit will retail for under $100 when it goes on sale this summer,so we suspect around the £80-£100 mark in the UK, and be available in a range of different colours.
The Chromebit comes with a swivelling HDMI port on one end for connecting to an external display, a Micro USB port on the side for power and, a full-sized USB port for attaching keyboard, mice and other extras though with on-board Bluetooth this won’t be necessary for some.
Google is reported to be pointing the Chromebit for use in internet cafes, trains, buses etc.
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