Google Launches $one hundred fifty Chromebooks and ‘Chromebit’ Pc-on-a-Stick

Google Launches $150 Chromebooks and 'Chromebit' Computer-on-a-StickGoogle / Asus

Google and its hardware companions on Tuesday revealed a set of new, low-value Chrome OS units. There are two conventional laptops, one from Hisense and one from Haier, every costing $one hundred fifty and sporting an eleven.6-inch display. Their specs are comparable — Haier’s has a slower processor and higher battery life, however Hisense’s seems to have a better-decision display. Subsequent there’s the Asus Chromebook Flip, which prices $250, comes with a smaller display however flips round to grow to be like a pill, and weighs lower than 2 kilos.

Google Launches $150 Chromebooks and 'Chromebit' Computer-on-a-StickGoogle / Asus

Maybe probably the most intriguing choice is the Asus Chromebit, a tiny $one hundred dongle that you would be able to plug into any HDMI show to show it right into a Chrome OS pc — primarily like a Chromecast, however it does far more. Positive, there’s not a whole lot of processing energy or inner storage, but when all that you must do is examine e mail, lookup issues on Wikipedia and watch a present on Netflix, the Chromebit must be greater than sufficient. No phrase on availability simply but.

This brings the variety of Chrome OS units on the market to nicely over 20, so make sure you check out the competitors in the event you’re considering of choosing one up.

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First revealed March 31 2015, 12:forty nine PM