We are used to seeing Google’s Chrome OS Chromebooks, but it will now show up in something else with the announcement of the ASUS Chromebox. This device will be powered by Chrome OS, but unlike your Chromebook laptop, it does not come with a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. You might cal it a small PC. The Chromebox will offer access to Google’s products as well as services like YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Netflix.
The device is powered by a 4th generation Intel processor and will feature WiFi connectivity of course, because you have to have access to the internet. It will also come with four USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and an SD card reader to transfer files from other devices onto the Chromebox. The ASUS Chromebox also has HDMI and DisplayPort outputs for dual monitor support and will even play nice with 4K UHD monitors, in case you wanted to buy one.
Other features include a fan-less design, so when it is running it will be pretty quiet. There is also 100GB of Google Drive space that is valid for 2 years, after which users will have to continue their subscription. The ASUS Chromebox will be available in March for $179.