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Tuesday, February 04, 2014
ASUS $179 Chromebox Coming In March


ASUS unveiled today its new Chromebox packing Intel's fourth-generation Haswell processors, designed to simplify home, classroom or office computing.

The small device starts up in seconds to give users access to Google web services and Chrome Web Store apps designed for business, education and home, including popular services like YouTube, Hulu Plus and Netflix. Users are provided with 100 GB 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 logging in to their Google Account on any device.
BR> The most compact Chromebox yet, the computer comes sporting either Intel's Celeron 2955U or i3-4010 processor. Another i7 version of the box will be available outside of North America.
BR> Under the hood of the 4.88 x 4.88 x 1.65-inch device, there is support for 802.11 b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi to speed web browsing, four USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and an SD card reader. AThe device is compatible with a USB devices including external storage devices, keyboards, mice, webcams and USB hubs.
BR> In addition, ASUS Chromebox features HDMI and DisplayPort outputs for dual monitor capability and support for n 4K Ultra High Definition (4K/UHD) displays.
BR> The account-based, login and start working or playing nature of ASUS Chromebox makes it an easy-to-use family, classroom or office computer. Users can add new Google Accounts for each family member, classmate or co-worker, and can switch accounts at any time.
BR> ASUS Chromebox will be available at North American resellers in March with pricing starting at $179 US.


ASUS Chromebox Vs Intel NUC
ASUS Chromebox
Intel Haswell NUC
OS Preloaded
Google Chrome OS
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CPU
Intel Celeron 2955U (2C/2T 1.4GHz 2MB L3)
Intel Core i3-4010U (2C/4T 1.7GHz 3MB L3)
Intel Core i7-4600U (2C/4T 2.1/3.3GHz 4MB L3)
Intel Core i3-4010U (2C/4T 1.7GHz 3MB L3)
Intel Core i5-4250U (2C/4T 1.3/2.6GHz 3MB L3)
GPU
Celeron: Intel HD (200/1000MHz)
Core i3: Intel HD 4400 (200/1000MHz)
Core i7: Intel HD 4400 (200/1100MHz)
Core i3: Intel HD 4400 (200/1000MHz)
Core i5: Intel HD 5000 (200/1000MHz)
Memory
2GB/4GB configs, 2 x DDR3 SO-DIMM Slots
2 x DDR3 SO-DIMM Slots
Storage
16GB M.2 SSD + 100GB Google Drive for 2 years
1 x mini PCIe (full length)
LAN
10/100/1000 Ethernet
10/100/1000 Ethernet
Wireless
dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n, BT 4.0
1 x mini PCIe (half length)
External I/O
SD card reader
4 x USB 3.0
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x Audio Jack (mic-in/speaker out)
4 x USB 3.0
1 x mini HDMI
1 x mini DisplayPort
1 x Audio Jack (mic-in/speaker out)
Power Supply
65W
65W
Dimensions
4.88" x 4.88" x 1.65"
4.59" x 4.41" x 1.36"
Price
$179
$285




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