Asus' new Chromebox 4

I've reviewed a fair number of Chromebooks on here lately.  Mostly, because I love them.  Kinda done with Windows.

But the only option isn't just a Chromebook... just like the only Windows isn't just with a laptop, there's a desktop option too; on ChromeOS there's a Chromebox.

Asus just released their latest.  The Chromebox 4.

I'm really tempted.

ASUS Announces New Chromebox 4
Latest Chrome device by ASUS features 10th Gen Intel CPUs and connects with
up to three 4K displays

Fremont, CA (November 19, 2020) — ASUS today announced the launch of their new Chromebox 4, the latest Chrome-based ASUS device that features a 10th Generation Intel® processor for exceptional performance, USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 for ultrafast connections and built-in Google Play support for a rich selection of Android apps geared towards productivity, communication, entertainment and more. The combination of a versatile, lightweight design and dynamic performance delivers greater capabilities and enhanced user experiences for business, education and home use.
Dynamic Performance and Ultrafast Connectivity
The ASUS Chromebox 4 combines 10th Generation Intel® Core™ or Celeron® processors, up to 16 GB of DDR4-2666 memory and up to 256 GB of M.2 SSD storage for fast, smooth performance that is more energy efficient than ever before. The device also comes equipped with a versatile USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port for fast data transfers, power delivery and DisplayPort functionality, and it supports up to three 4K displays at a time for brilliant, sharp visuals and powerful productivity. Additionally, the device provides Intel WiFi 6 connectivity for ultrafast network connections and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports for quick data transfers.
Access to a Rich Selection of Android Apps
Built-in support for Google Play on the ASUS Chromebox 4 provides users with unfettered access to a wide array of Android apps and content. Access to these apps enables users to easily find their favorite apps and enjoy them with the power of a mini PC — so the device is perfect for business, education and home use. 
Security and Reliability
The ASUS Chromebox 4 is designed from the ground up with security in mind. The device automatically updates, which ensures users always have the latest software and security updates to stay safe from viruses, malware and other security issues. Additionally, the newly designed VESA mount is lockable and securely attaches to surfaces for physical protection from falling or theft.
The ASUS Chromebox 4 will be available in North America in December 2020 starting from $289 USD.

Learn more about The ASUS Chromebox 4 at
ProcessorIntel® Celeron® 5205U processorIntel® Core™ i7-10510U processor
Intel® Core™ i5-10210U processor
Intel® Core™ i3-10110U processor
GraphicsIntegrated: Intel® UHD Graphics
Memory1 x SO-DIMM, DDR4 2400 memory
4 GB (up to 8 GB)
2 x SO-DIMM, DDR4 2666 memory
8 GB (up to 16 GB)
StorageM.2 SSD (128 GB to 256 GB)
EMMC (32 GB to 64 GB)
M.2 SSD (128 GB to 256 GB)
TDP15 W/Fan
LANGigabit Ethernet  
Wireless networksIntel® HrP2 Dual Band WiFi AX201, BT 5.0 (WiFi 6 support)
Front and Side I/O 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (supports BC1.2)
1 x audio jack (Combo mic/headphone jack)
1 x microSD card
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A (supports BC1.2)
1 x audio jack (Combo mic/headphone jack)
1 x microSD card
Rear I/O1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
1 x USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1
(USB 3.0/Power Delivery/DisplayPort)
2 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
1 x DC-in
1 x Kensington lock
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB-C® 3.2 Gen 1 (USB 3.0/Power Delivery/DisplayPort)
2 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
1 x DC-in
1 x Kensington lock
Power supply65 W power adapter90 W power adapter
Dimension148.5 x 148.5 x 40 mm
Weight1 kg
[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at