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.
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.
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.