You might remember our teaser of a couple of months ago; well the day is finally here and the ASUS Chromebit has landed! -insert applause here-
Let’s recap the facts: it costs £89.99 (€113), has 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a Rockchip RK3288 processor.
Essentially Chromebit is a computer on a stick. This means your entire Chrome OS is stored on there, and it’s easily popped in your pocket. Once taken out of said pocket (getting technical here), it can be fed into any monitor via an HDMI port to recreate your home or office OS experience; connecting you to all your Google docs, sheets, slides etc. and getting them up on the big screen.
Alongside accessing your OS on the go, where the Chromebit really excels is with digital signage: a new normal in the age of paperless companies (us included). Forget posters: a one-time investment in Chromebit allows you to display your message in high resolution on multiple screens for as long as you choose. Plus it can handle video streaming.
While this little guy isn’t the first on the market – Chinese distributors utilised the Rockchip RK3288 earlier this year – it’s our favourite so far, with a variety of colours and a handy swivel HDMI connector.
As the team at Wired.com put it, Chromebit offers the option of ‘an operating system built for the internet age’ at your fingertips, wherever you are. Pretty good for something the size of a chocolate bar.
The ASUS Chromebit. Get yours now.