Google Chromebit

Google introduces Chromebit — a USD100 computer on a stick, made by ASUS

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Google has revealed a new Chrome OS-based device --- the Chromebit, a "Chromebook on a stick" device to complement its low-cost Chromebook notebooks. The dongle will be available later this year.

What's interesting is that the Chromebit has the innards of a standard Chromebook, that means it gets 2GB RAM, a Rockchip 3288 processor and 16GB of storage. That in a form factor no bigger than an iPhone. If you thought "Chromecast," well yes, there are similarities. It will cost less than USD100 (RM370) and will be on sale in summer.

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Google Chromebit

In terms of expansion, the Chromebit sports one HDMI and one USB port. You can plug the Chromebit to a an external display, as well as attach a keyboard or mouse. It also has Bluetooth so you can connect Bluetooth-capable peripherals.

ASUS was tasked to build the Chromebit and it has achieved quite a marvel. ASUS on its own has its small PC form factors, as well as Chromebooks. A new Chromebook from ASUS is coming later this year --- the USD249 (RM921) Chromebook Flip.

The Flip will feature a Yoga-like design that is convertible, capable of flipping its display 360 degrees.

Google has worked with hardware partners like ASUS, Acer, AOPEN, HP, Lenovo, Dell and LG for its low-cost, internet-connected Chrome device portfolio.

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What do you think? A computer on a stick for you?

Source: Mashable, Google

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