|Introduced||March 31, 2015|
|Type||Computer on a stick.|
The Chromebit is a "dongle running "Google's "Chrome OS operating system. When placed in the HDMI port of a television or a monitor, this device turns that display into a "personal computer. Chromebit allows adding a keyboard or mouse over "Bluetooth or "Wi-Fi. The device was announced in April 2015 and began shipping that November.
A Chromebit turns a display with an "HDMI port into a "desktop variant of the "Chromebook laptop, which runs "Google's "Chrome OS operating system. Chrome OS primarily supports a single application, a web browser, thereby relying heavily on an Internet connection for software functionality and data storage.
Chromebits have a superficial resemblance to the "Chromecast, another Google device. But whereas the Chromecast is designed to display video and still images on a television or other large-screen display, the Chromebit is a self-contained personal computer. The device will compete against the "Intel Compute Stick, which offers similar plug-in functionality using two other operating systems, "Windows 8.1 and "Ubuntu.
Internally, the first Chromebit resembles a standard Chromebook laptop. The device features 802.11ac "Wi-Fi and "Bluetooth 4.0, as well as a USB 2.0 port at one end. The other end swivels, enabling it to fit into a variety of HDMI slots.
|March 2015||"Asus||Asus Chromebit||"Rockchip RK3288||2 GB||16 GB|