We’ve had a bevy of Chromebooks in the last few months, but now there’s an addition to the Chromebox line from Asus. At $179, Asus’ offering is very competitive, considering that the other device in its category is Samsung’s Chromebox, which retails for as much as $329. The box features a features all the usual specifications that we’ve grown to expect and should offer a clean experience to all purchasers.
With 2 or 4GB of DDR3 memory, all your cloud processing should zip along smoothly, and a 16GB SSD along with 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years will handle all your media with relative ease. The design of the box is quite simple — it’s plain and grey, and clearly suggests that it was designed to get out of the way. It was designed to be used, and not to be stared at, but even if you did decide to steer at your purchase, initial images suggest that you won’t be disappointed by what greets the eye.
Asus took the time to list all the other connective ports and capabilities that may be found in this concise package:
- 4th gen Intel processors deliver the best performance for Chrome OS
- HDMI and DisplayPort for dual display support and up to 4k playback
- Lightweight, small form design that supports VESA mount
- USB 3.0 ports to easily share data from USB drives and devices
- Dual-band Wireless-N connectivity for streaming HD media and seamless web surfing
- Instant boot up in seconds saves you time
- Chrome OS for a simplified, secure web experience that syncs all your Chrome services instantly and lets you use apps offline
Affordability and ease of use has helped to propel Chrome OS in the last year or so, and this just might be a winner. Feel free check out Asus’ official post and feast your eyes on the beautiful simplicity that is this Chromebox.