ASUS Introduces Chromebox Mini-PC

The ASUS Chromebox offers a Chrome OS experience at a starting price of $179. By ChannelPro

The new Chromebox, created by ASUS, features out-of-the box set up, integrated virus and malware protection, and a gateway to Google web services and Chrome Web Store including many popular services like YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Netflix.

Users are provided with 100GB of Google Drive space, turning the ASUS Chromebox into a complete data hub for their other personal PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Users can access all of their data and files in the cloud by simply logging in to their Google Account on any device, anywhere.

A 4th generation Intel processor powers the Chromebox. It features 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, four USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, and an SD card reader. ASUS Chromebox is compatible with a range of USB devices, including external storage devices, keyboards, mice, webcams, and USB hubs.

In addition, ASUS Chromebox features HDMI and DisplayPort outputs for dual monitor capability and support for next-generation 4K Ultra High Definition (4K/UHD) displays. This gives users the flexibility to use desktop displays or large-screen TVs.

Chromebox users can add new Google Accounts for each family member, classmate or co-worker, and can switch accounts at any time. Parental controls offer a safe web environment for kids. It also enables users to bring one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos and free video calls via Google Hangouts, for example, or create, edit, and share office documents with Google Docs in real-time.

ASUS Chromebox will be available in March with pricing starting at $179 .

ASUS Chromebox Specifications

  • Operating System: Google Chrome OS
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4600U Processor; Intel Core i3-4010U Processor; Intel Celeron 2955U Processor
  • Memory: 2GB / 4GB x DDR3-1600MHz; 2 x SO-DIMM
  • Graphics: Integrated - Intel HD Graphics (up to 4400)
  • Storage: 16GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD, 100GB of Google Drive space for limited time
  • LAN: 10/100/1000Mbit/s
  • Wireless: Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0
  • Interfaces: 1 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 Supply: 65W
  • Dimensions: 4.88 x 4.88 x 1.65-inches