Turn any display into a PC with Google’s new Chromebit

Turn any display into a PC with Google’s new Chromebit

Chromebit Review

Google just introduced a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer—a dongle that plugs into any HDMI-equipped display. It’s called a Chromebit.

Chromebit

Google announced a brand new addition to the Chrome family yesterday in the form of the Chromebit. Made by Asus, the Chromebit will be able to turn any TV or display with an HDMI port into a full-blown Chrome OS PC. It’s portable, too, with Google claiming it’s ‘smaller than a candy bar’. However, unlike the Google Chromecast, the Chromebit’s HDMI connecter can swivel round so it doesn’t stick out the back, giving it an almost periscope-like shape.

Video About Chromebit

According to Engadget, the Chromebit is powered by a Rockship 3288 SoC, a quad-core ARM Mali 760 GPU and 2GB of RAM, and it has 16GB of eMMC memory, a USB2.0 port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 support as well as a Smart Ready controller.

Little else is known about the device right now, including its battery life, but Google says the latter is still being tested in the lab. It will be launching this summer and will be available for less than $100 in either blue, silver or orange. A UK release date and price has yet to be announced.

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Source:Katharine Byrne

 

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