Google Goes Hand in Hand with Asus to Unveil ChromeBit;  Transforms Your TV into a PC

April 4, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A whole new range of Chromebook products got itself unfolded as Google made one of the biggest announcements regarding their Chromebook series.

On a tie-up with Asus, they have launched the first ever convertible Chromebook that could be used as a laptop as well as a tablet.

But it was something else tussled by the partnership that veritably stole the show; the tiny little dongle called Chromebit


The device, going by its looks, is nothing more than a thumb drive to look at.  But don’t get fooled by it. ChromeBit is far more power packed than you think it is.

What it packs is the performance capability of a personal computer. What Google aims at is to take your computing experience out from your desktops, and root it right into your TV system.

ChromeBit is a dongle drive, which can be plugged into the HDMi ports of your TV. Once you plug  this in, the device will show what it’s capable of – it transforms your TV into a computer.

Running a Rockchip 3288 with 2GB of RAM, the device packs 16GB eMMC and an ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU to enhance your PC experience in the TV. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth HDMI and USB connectivity support offer more than just a dedicated-port utility to the ChromeBit.

The device is priced at $100, however no release details has yet been spelled out by Google. The Asus Chromebook Flip, the convertible Chromebook sporting a 10.1 inch display will be released for a price of $259.

The device packs Rockchip 3288 with 2GB of RAM accompanied by the 16GB eMMC . The other variant featuring 4GB RAM will have a storage of 16GB SSD. Both the variants packs the ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU.

Google has also announced two new Chromebooks which will be manufactured by Chinese manufacturers Haier and Hisense.

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