The Asus-made Google Chromebox has been launched in India for business users and it doesn’t come cheap. For a tiny desktop form factor and high-end components, this mini PC will set you back by a whopping Rs 90000 price tag.
The Google Chromebox is being touted as the desktop alternative to the Chromebook laptop. It’s even designed for use in the education sector. What makes the hardware worthy of the hefty retail tag is that it comes as a complete bundle which includes the mini PC, a 1080p webcam for high def video conferencing and a speaker unit which has an omni-directional microphone built-in with a DSP for better clarity.
There’s even a remote control which connects to the desktop via a USB adapter. It offers a full QWERTY keypad on the rear and various buttons on the front for carry out other functions. The Asus Chromebox is powered by the usual Chrome OS and easily connects to an external display via HDMI or DisplayPort.
There are other connectivity features onboard the mini PC including Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, an SD card reader, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 4 USB 3.0 ports. An Intel Core i7-4600U processor which is pretty beefy for a Chrome device, does the heavy lifting and is accompanied by 4GB of RAM. The desktop also packs 16GB of SSD storage and free 100GB of Google Drive space for 2 years.
Asus Chromebox specs:
– Google Chrome OS
– Core i7-4600U processor
– Intel HD Graphics 4400
– 16GB SSD, 4GB RAM
– LAN, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 2-in-1 card reader, USB 3.0, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0
– 4.9 x 4.9 x 1.6 inches dimensions
– 0.6kg weight
The Google Chromebox for meetings by Asus should go on sale in the coming days.