Google announces new Chromebooks and Chromebit HDMI stick to supercharge your TV


ASUS Chromebook Flip 2

Given the amount of time most people spend on their computers surfing the web — whether for school, work, or play — a low-cost computing device like Google’s Chromebooks make a lot of sense. Today, Google has announced a few new entries into the Chromebook space, with new laptops from Haier and Hisense — all running Google’s Chrome OS. They’re not available just yet, but they can be pre-ordered for $150 from Amazon and Walmart.

ASUS Chromebook 10 Flip

Google also unveiled a new high-end Chromebook from ASUS, called the Chromebook Flip. As the name suggests, the ASUS Chromebook Flip is a convertible, ultra-portable laptop measuring in at just 15mm in thickness, and less than 2lbs in weight. The Flip also features an all-metal construction and a touch screen, should you want to go keyboard-less. The Chromebook Flip will launch this spring and be priced at $250.

ASUS_Chromebit Chromestick_V1

Probably the most interesting new device was ASUS’ new $100 Chromebit HDMI dongle. It’s about the size of a candybar and features a full blown Chrome OS along with hardware specs like a Rockchip 3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor, ARM Mali 760 GPU, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB RAM, USB port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0. It even has a swivel to help it reach those hard-to-reach places behind your TV.

Once plugged in, it’ll level up your television and could come in handy if you enjoy keeping up with The Walking Dead on the web. While extremely affordable, other necessary hardware like a keyboard or mouse is sold separately, but you should have no trouble finding those.

[Google Chrome Blog]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. maybe i read too fast….is the Chromebit just a Chromebook on a stick?? or is more like the Chromecast?

    1. Chromebook on a stick..I signed up already to find out the availability.. I will buy 5 of these!!! Chromecast more like a receiver..

      1. Where did you sign up?

  2. Sweet! I’m really digging the Asus hardware, they make some great stuff. Too bad my current Chromebook works phenomenally, and my Google TV & Chromecast set up is working out.

  3. Windoze needs to die for the good of mankind.. 20 years of monopoly and dictating the OEMS is enough…with pos os windoze

  4. Your opinion doesn’t mean anything to anyone, troll. Come back when you “can likez to spellz gud”.

  5. I wish it was made by some other manufacturer. After the whole fiasco with the 2012 Nexus 7, I am having trouble trusting ASUS to make anything other than motherboards.

    1. Motherboards are where I have the least trust in them as I have bought two bad ones back to back

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