Asus bringing a Chromebox out

Not that ChromeOS is a huge seller by any measurable means, but I know I'm interested in taking a look at them.  Especially as my GoogleTV upstairs is starting to show its age, I'm looking for the next iteration.

A Chromebox sounds like a great option for what I'm looking for.   A simple 'computer' that I can plug into my TV.

Now, sure it's not Android... per se... but it does rely heavily on the Google for its backbone, and more and more what we do on our devices are web-based, so I'm giving it some leeway and some article space.

How about you?  Are you interested in a ChromeOS device?

It seems to have the guts to be able to handle what I'd be throwing at it (Youtube, Netflix, standard browsing).  What I'm not seeing is another HDMI input... so it won't be exactly as I had before.  Such is life I guess.

At $179 it's definitely worth investing in.  We'll have to wait and see where it lands in Canda.


ASUS Chromebox
Operating SystemGoogle Chrome OS
CPUIntel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor (optional sku in selected markets)
Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor
Intel® Celeron™ 2955U Processor
Memory2GB / 4GB x DDR3-1600MHz; 2 x SO-DIMM
GraphicsIntegrated - Intel® HD Graphics (up to 4400)
Storage16GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD, 100GB of Google Drive space for limited time
WirelessDual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0
Interfaces1 x 2-in-1 Card Reader
4 x USB3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x LAN (RJ45) Port
1 x Audio Jack (Mic-in/Speaker-out)
1 x Kensington Lock
1 x DC-in
Power Supply65W
Dimensions4.88 x 4.88 x 1.65”
*support for 4KJ/UHD 4K resolution requires Core-i3 or higher SKU