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Google and ASUS formally announce the $85 Chromebit HDMI stick

ASUS Chromebit

#Google and #ASUS have officially re-announced the #Chromebit HDMI stick, with a price tag of $85. The arrival of the device was originally confirmed in March when Google also announced a couple of other innovative Chrome OS related products. This is a small stick like device that can connect to any HDMI compatible monitor and convert it into a full blown Chrome OS running desktop.

Underneath it packs a moderately powered Rockchip RK3288-C chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, WiFi connectivity, a USB 2.0 port and Bluetooth 4.0 support for keyboards and other devices. The Chromebit will need a conventional wall adapter to function, which is perhaps the only downside here, but one that can be looked over quite easily.

Given the price tag, Google and ASUS will hope that the Chromebit will reach a wide range of customers across the world. The idea is quite novel and will certainly strike a chord with customers who have never given Chrome OS a try. Strangely, Google or ASUS haven’t given out precise details on the arrival of the Chromebit, but one can = guess that the device will hit the markets in time for the holiday season.

Via: Tech Crunch