Asus Chromebit HDMI PC Stick Price Revealed

/ 2 years ago

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Back in April of this year, Google and Asus unveiled the Chromebit, an HDMI stick computer that can turn any compatible display into a PC. Comparable in size to a Mars bar, the Chromebit weighs around 75 grams, measures in at 4.8 x 1.2 x 0.67-inches, and runs Google’s Linux-based Chrome OS. In the run-up to its imminent release, Google has revealed that the Chromebit CS10 will cost a very reasonable $85, according to TechCrunch.

For that money, you’ll get a quad-core Rockchip 3288 ARCM Cortext-A17 processor, an ARM Mali 760 GPU, 16GB of eMMC on-board storage, 2GB RAM, a USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0.

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The Chromebit was pitched as a competitor against Intel’s Compute Stick, which is both larger and more expensive, priced $110 for the Linux version and $150 for the Windows variation.  While the Chromebit is significantly less powerful, it should serve as an effective alternative for those who those who want to perform simple online computing tasks or stream 1080p video.

The Chromebit CS10 will be available from Amazon, Fry’s, and Newegg in the US, and will also go on sale in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UK. It expected to go on sale before the end of the year.

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