ASUS Announces the Intel Kaby Lake-Powered Chromebox 3
Ron Perillo / 5 months ago
Four New ASUS Chromebox Models
ASUS first showed off their Chromebox 3 mini-PC at CES 2018. Now they are almost here, packing four different CPU options for different types of users. These use Intel‘s Kaby Lake 7th and 8th Gen mobile CPUs. Specifically, it starts with the Celeron 3865U 1.8GGHz at the base model. Then it has the i3-7100U dual-core/quad-threaded 2.4GHz CPU for the N004U model. There is also an Intel Core i5-8250U 4C/8T 1.6GHz N005U version. Lastly, the top end N006U actually uses an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8GHz Kaby Lake R 4C/8T processor.
They all come with dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, as well as Gigabit LAN port for wired network connectivity. It also has an HDMI and a DisplayPort available. The rest of the connectors A micro SD card reader, USB-C and five Type-A USB 3.0 ports. All models make use of the built-in Intel HD 620 graphics and DDR4 RAM. The only exception is the base Celeron model which uses Intel HD 610 graphics. In terms of storage, it comes with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB M.2 respectively.
How Much Are These New ASUS Chromebox 3 PCs?
The base level Chromebox 3-N003U starts at just £249.99. Meanwhile the N004U i3 model costs £449.99, followed by the N005U i5 model for £569.99. Meanwhile, the top-end N006U with a Core i7-855U Kaby Lake-R processor comes in at £799.99. All prices have VAT included.
NOTE: Article Updated June 1st, 2018 with UK prices/specs.