Google has just made it possible to put your computer into your pocket by introducing a whole new kind of Chrome OS computer, a dongle that plugs into any HDMI equipped display. The dongle is named “Chromebit“, and it isn’t your run-of-the-mill streaming stick. Yes for just under $100, you’re looking at a full computer that plugs right into your HDMI equipped display TV.
Well, it’s not exactly a something new. Recently Intel had announced the Intel Compute Stick costing around $150 HDMI dongle that performs the same thing but with full Microsoft Windows 8.1 on board. Also some Chinese companies have been selling Android HDMI dongle-computers for nearly a year, based on the Rockchip RK3288 processor. Google’s rolling out Rockchip-based Chromebooks too, a dongle-PC was the logical next step.
ChromeBit is a fully featured computer-on-a-stick from Asus that Google promises to retail for less than $100 when it comes out this summer. What you all need is to plug a Chromebit right into your TV or any monitor in order to turn it into a full-fledged Chrome OS-based personal computer.
Google Chromebit is portable and comes with an impressive look in three attractive variations – silver, blue and orange. It has a smarter clinch on the business end so that a user can easily plug it into practically any HDMI port without the need of any extension cable.
Chromebit Specifications :
- Rockchip RK3288 (with quad-core Mali 760 graphics)
- 2GB of RAM
- Smart Ready controller
- WiFi 802.11 ac support
- 16GB of solid state storage memory
- a single full-size USB 2.0 port
- Bluetooth 4.0
- ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU
Although Google Chromebit will not be the most powerful computer you could plug into your TV, it should not be too bad for the browser-based operating systems. Google believes that Chromebit will be of great use in schools and small businesses due to its price and easy manageability.