Google Chromebit - Chromebook on a Stick

While its stick-style design may lends it the media stick look, the Google Chromebit is actually a Chrome-powered PC in a stick. It is not exactly as tiny as a typical streaming media dongle, but it is definitely small enough to be unobtrusive. However, in case you do feel that it sticks out like sore thumb on your HDMI-equipped display, it can be swivel around to stay out of sight, or in some cases, swivel away to fit narrow spaces such as behind a wall-mounted TV. Anyways, as said, the Chromebit is essentially a Chrome PC packed into one handy dongle that touts features like Rockchip 3288 SoC, ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, a USB 2.0 port, wireless ac support, Bluetooth 4.0 technology and a Smart Ready controller.

To get it working, all you have to do is to plug this little guy into any display with a HDMI port. For a start, the device is made by Taiwanese computer manufacturer ASUS and comes in a choice three colors: blue, silver and orange. Google Chromebit is expected to hit the market this Summer for “less than $100”. We must say it is an ideal gadget, especially if you are undecided about switching to Chrome-powered PC. Chromebit will actually help to solve your dilemma as it can actually turn your HDMI-equipped into one without sacrificing your existing machine or splurging hundreds for a Chromebook. For schools and businesses, it also means more power to presentations now that you can actually have a PC in the boardroom or classroom as long as there is a HDMI-equipped TV.

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To be honest, I am pretty drawn to the idea and might give it a go when it becomes available. Who knows? In future, I could be blogging using my Sony HDTV.

via Engadget