Asus Unveils Its Own Chromebox Desktop PC That Costs $179

Asus Unveils Its Own Chromebox Desktop PC That Costs $179

Asus has appear the barrage of the Asus Chromebox, the desktop apotheosis of a Chromebook. The accessory has all the capabilities of a Chromebook, but is advised to be acclimated with a desktop monitor, keyboard and mouse. The accessory will amount $179 advanced (approximately Rs. 11,179).

The Chromebox is about the admeasurement and weight of ultracompact PCs such as Intel’s NUC and Zotac’s Zbox nano series, but alone runs Google’s browser-centric Chrome OS. The entry-level archetypal is based on an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, which is about a fourth-generation, low-voltage, dual-core adaptable archetypal active at 1.4GHz with chip Intel HD graphics, but no Hyper-Threading or Turbo Boost. There’s 2GB of RAM and 16GB of bounded accumulator in the anatomy of an SSD. Connectivity is taken affliction of with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Gigabit Ethernet. The Chromebox additionally has four USB 3.0 ports, an SD agenda reader, 3.5mm angle jack and HDMI as able-bodied as DisplayPort outputs.

The Celeron CPU does not crave a fan for cooling, and as a aftereffect the Chromebox should run about absolutely silent. There will additionally be variants congenital about low-voltage Intel Core i3 and i7 processors with up to 4GB of RAM. Asus doesn’t advance what array of Web applications ability accomplish use of a Core i7 CPU, although it does say that the Core i3 is bare for 4K video playback.

All three models will appear with 100GB of Google Drive amplitude for an bearding “limited” time.

The Asus Chromebox will best acceptable alter Samsung’s Chromebox which was launched in 2012 and active in 2013. Samsung’s accepted archetypal is based on an earlier Intel Celeron B840, and starts at $329.99 (approximately Rs. 20,608).

Google’s Chrome OS is seeing added acceptance by added and added manufacturers, and is rapidly authoritative appropriate into the apprenticeship sector. Earlier this month, Lenovo apparent a adaptation of its ThinkPad Yoga 11, dubbed the 11e Chromebook, which runs ChromeOS and has a starting amount of $349 (approximately Rs. 21,786). The Yoga is the aboriginal convertible touchscreen amalgam based on Google’s OS.