Asus has just launched its first small form factor Chrome OS based Chromebox series PCs in India with three models, viz. Chromebox CN60 with Intel Celeron processor, Chromebox CN60 with Intel core i3 processor and Chromebox CN60 with Intel core i7 processor which are priced at Rs: 21,000, Rs: 36,500, and Rs: 58,000 respectively. These small form factor Chrome OS PC are little 5×5-inch brick size and runs Google’s latest Chrome operating system.
The ASUS Chromebox is a small form factor tiny palm-sized Chrome OS-driven computer very similar in form and footprint to Intel’s line of NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PCs or the tiny Zotac ZBox Nano PC. These tiny size PCs can easily be attached behind your monitors. Moreover, it boots in well under 10 seconds and it’s virtually silent.
The Asus Chromebox CN60 model houses an 16GB M.2 NGFF SSD and offers 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for two years. The Asus Chromebox Celeron model comes with 2GB of RAM and the Core i3 and Core i7 models come with 4GB of RAM respectively. The CPU is on the top side of the PCB and it’s not upgradable since it is hard soldered to the board.
The Asus Chromebox have the DC power in port on a rear side and a LAN port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a DisplayPort and a mic-in/headphone out jack. The Intel Core series based ASUS Chromeboxes can output 4K UHD content as well.
The ASUS Chromebox comes in a compact form factor which houses Intel core processors such as Celeron, Core i3 or Core i7 depending upon the configuration which is choosen..Asus chromebox houses a dual-band 802.11 Wi-fi b/g/n. Two USB 3.0 ports are placed in the front and there are two more on the rear side.
The ASUS Chromebox ChromeOS powered small form factor PCs can be easily VESA-mounted behind your monitor and it bundles an wireless keyboard and mouse combo along with every Chromebox.
Pricing and Availability
The Asus Chromebox series CN60 with Celeron processor will be available in India for Rs: 21,000, while Chromebox CN60 with Intel core i3 processor and Chromebox CN60 with Intel core i7 processor comes for Rs. 36,500 and Rs. 58,000 respectively.