Wouldn’t it be nice to have a mini PC with a top cover that is also a Qi wireless charger? That would help in decluttering a desktop, IMHO, and if you have been wishing for such a device, well then, your dream has just come true. Folks, meet the new ASUS Chromebox 5.

ASUS Chromebox 5 Personal Computer

The new ASUS Chromebox 5 is the first Chromebox to feature an optional integrated 15-watt Qi-certified wireless charger for compatible devices.

Beyond this awesome feature, this reddot design award-winning Chromebox is powered by up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with up to 32 GB dual-channel DDR4 memory, up to 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, and  Intel Iris Xe graphics.

The ASUS Chromebox 5 may be small but it is loaded with connectivity that includes 1 Thunderbolt 4 port, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, 2 HDMI ports, 1 DisplayPort 1.4, and 1 RJ45 port.

ASUS Chromebox 5 Personal Computer

That’s just the back. Over at the front is has further 2 USB 3.2 Gene 2 ports, an audio jack (optional, combo mic/headphone jack), and a microSD card slot.

And not forgetting that there are also Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6E, and 2.5G Ethernet.

The device is fully capable of supporting up to four 4K displays (!).

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The device promises automatic software and security updates to protect the system from viruses, malware, and other security issues, plus there is built-in Google Play support that offers access to thousands of Android apps.

ASUS Chromebox 5 Personal Computer

While you may not tote around this little guy like a phone or tablet, it has been, believe it or not, tested through MIL-STD-810H to withstand extreme temperatures, and put through the high altitude test, humidity test, drop and shock test, as well as vibration test.

ASUS Chromebox 5 is made of post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR), featuring a durable scratch-resistant textured surface. In addition, ChromeOS devices like Chromebox 5 are designed to consume up to 45% less energy than comparable competitor devices. Rounding up the sustainability effort is FSC-certified packaging.

The availability and pricing of the new ASUS Chromebox 5 have not been announced yet. Meanwhile, you may learn more about the new ASUS Chromebox 5 HERE.

Images: ASUS.

Published by Mike

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