Google launches Chromebox

By on May 31, 2012
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Targeting the mini-PC market.

Google announced the launch of their new mini-PC, in addition to the latest iteration of the Chromebook, called the ChromeBox. For the most part the Google ChromeBox is just a little PC running Chrome OS. There have been many such variants in the market before; indeed the Zotac Nano PCs and Mac Mini’s have been rather successful in this market. After all, who doesn’t want a cute little PC that’s good as an HTPC and decent enough to browse the net easily on your TV?

The ChromeBox comes with the following specs:

- Intel® Core™ processor
- 4 GB RAM
- Built-in dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Gigabit ethernet
- 6 USB 2.0 ports
- 2x DisplayPort++ Output (compatible with HDMI, DVI, VGA)
- DVI-I single link output (compatible with VGA)
- Bluetooth 3.0™ compatible

Priced at $329 (AED 1,200), the ChromeBox is available for purchase in UK and US for the time being. At the price point it’s certainly very competitive, and provides a nice alternative to Windows, Linux and Apple based mini-PCs.


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