Google has just unveiled something brand new in the Chrome OS world, the Chromebit. Just like Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, the Chromebit runs Chrome OS, but it’s designed to plug into your TV.
This device looks like a really long Chromecast and works in a similar way. Very simply it plug into your TV or monitor via HDMI and plug in microUSB for power. You have a single USB 2.0 port at the end for any peripherals and Bluetooth 4.0 for extra accessories.
As for specs, the device has a Rockchip 3288 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and 802.11ac WiFi. That’s not all that powerful, but it’ll definitely get the job done thanks to how lightweight Chrome OS is.
The first device shown off was made by ASUS and should be available this summer for under $100.
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