Google Puts Chrome OS Into a $100 Stick and Calls It “Chromebit”

Meet the newest addition to the Chrome and Chrome OS family, Chromebit. It is a Rockchip 3288 powered Chrome OS device that connects to any HDMI display and converts it into a Chromebook.

Looks like it is time for me to add a few more categories to my blog here!

We do not have a lot of details on this device yet, looks like they are still testing this one. Here is the official literature:

This summer, ASUS will launch a new type of Chrome device: the Chromebit. Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit is a full computer that will be available for less than $100. By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer. It’s the perfect upgrade for an existing desktop and will be really useful for schools and businesses.

Engadget has this detail on the hardware:

a Rockchip 3288 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC memory, a USB 2.0 port, WiFi 802.11 ac support, Bluetooth 4.0, a Smart Ready controller and an ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU.

And here is how it looks like:

chromebit

From the specs, it sounds a lot promising. And under $100, I am sure there will be a lot of places that we will start seeing this new guy. Now, the $100 price point is the first manufacturer’s take. When we see more companies, say for example, Acer, comes in to this segment, there will be more variety and better prices for sure.

Can’t wait to see this one in action!

In Category: Chromebit

Dinsan

Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • MagicMiguel 02/04/2015, 9:16 pm

    April Fools! Good one.

    • Dinsan 02/04/2015, 10:22 pm

      Hey, this one is not April Fools!