Nimish SawantAug 07, 2014 14:50:20 IST
ASUS launched its first Chromebox series in India with three models - Chromebox CN60 with Intel Celeron processor, Chromebox CN60 with Intel Core i3 processor and Chromebox CN60 with Intel Core i7 processor priced at Rs 21,000, Rs 36,500 and Rs 58,000 respectively. We had a chance to play around with the device for some time at the event.
It houses 16GB M.2 NGFF SSD and offers 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for two years. The Celeron model comes with 2GB of RAM whereas the Core i3 and Core i7 models come with 4GB RAM. We were not allowed to open the Chromebox to show the internals, as that voids the warranty. But we managed to click some photographs of the Chromebox as a standalone device as well as in use. But first let us see how portable the Chromebox is.
ASUS Chromebox comes in a compact form factor and houses Intel processors such as Celeron, Core i3 or Core i7 depending on the configuration you have chosen. It 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.
On the rear side you have the DC power in port, 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.
Thanks to the compact size, the ASUS Chromebox can be easily VESA-mounted behind your monitor.
Seen above is a Chromebox powering a 4K ASUS monitor. ASUS Chromebox bundles a wireless keyboard and mouse combo along with every Chromebox.
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