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ASUS And Google Team Up For the $85 Chromebit

Chromebit

Turn anything with an HDMI port into a smart machine

ASUS and Google has been buddies for a while and the search giant often looks to the Taiwanese company to design and manufacture several of its devices. The latest product of their partnership is the Chromebit – a gadget that’s patterned off of Intel’s ComputeStick concept, but instead of Windows, it runs the Chrome OS.

The Chromebit is powered by a Rockchip 3288 porcessor, paired with a Mali-760 GPU and 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal storage and a USB port. You can attach peripherals via Bluetooth, though you can also use the USB port to do that.

While you’re limited on what you can do with Chrome OS, the Chromebit shines in the education and enterprise sector, markets that usually just require an internet connection for their web-based apps. At $85 (around 4K) the Chromebit is an inexpensive way to connect to the internet via Google’s Chrome OS.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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