A $49 Chromebit With Rockchip RK3288 Processor?

Sunchip from Shenzhen, China is preparing a Chromebit that they can offer at $49, if everything works out well. There is some lack of clarity about the information available at the moment, hence the “?” in the title.

First of all, the price, the video from ARMdevices.net says “price is around $49 for 1 thousand pieces out of the factory”. I am not quite sure about that one. Thoughts?

Second question is, the Sunchip representative says it can run Chrome OS. Is it running Chromium OS now like the initial Rockchip Chromebooks? That’s not stated anywhere. Sunchip’s website says this model, CX-929 runs Android.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RPBzkrkLIY&feature=youtu.be

This sounds like a company building a possible Chromebit candidate and is waiting for Google’s approval or attention. However, a $49 Chromebit sounds really compelling. Asus better hurry. They announced a $100 Chromebit and haven’t heard back since.

chromebit-sunchip

Specs

Here’s what you get for $49:

  • RK3288 Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 4K Display support
  • 1 Micro SD Card Slot
  • 1 USB “Host”
  • Micro USB Power Input
  • External antenna for Wifi

Even if we ignore everything in this news, since this is not an official Chrome OS product yet, there is one thing that makes me excited. Sub $50 Chrome OS devices are a reality already.  Chrome OS experience ranging from $49 Chromebit to $1,299. That sounds good.

via ARMdevices.net . Thanks Ron McLean.

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.

Show 5 Comments
  • Doug Simmons 13/07/2015, 6:14 pm

    Thanks for the post. Disappointed in my Nexus Player, was looking for something else, you may have just spotted it for me. Cheers, great site, and thanks for not truncating your rss.

    • Dinsan 13/07/2015, 10:18 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂
      Hopefully, we will see this guy in the market soon!

  • Ben Schoon 14/07/2015, 6:10 am

    It’s $49 if you buy 1,000 in bulk. That’s what the video is referring to. That means the retail price would likely end up around $70-$80.

    • Dinsan 14/07/2015, 7:59 am

      Not $49 if they can bulk produce?

  • SystemBuilder 14/07/2015, 8:53 am

    Google tests (for months) and approves chromebooks before they can join the fleet. This company will have to get its device into that program if they want to make it an officially supported Chromebit device with automatic download fand OS updates rom Google.