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Chromebit, Google’s Chrome OS HDMI stick, launches for $85

by Jacob Kleinman | November 17, 2015November 17, 2015 8:00 pm PDT

Earlier this year, Google unveiled the Chromebit, an ASUS-made HDMI dongle capable of turning any old monitor into a Chrome OS machine. Now the device is finally getting an official launch for a pretty reasonable $85.

The Chromebit CS10 features a sleek design that’s about the size of a candy bar. It packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a Rockchip processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a USB port. It’s available in black or orange (apparently the blue model pictured above isn’t available yet), and weighs just 75 grams.

If you’re looking to turn your old monitor into a working computer, this is probably the most affordable option. It costs a lot less than Intel’s $150 Compute Stick, which runs Windows software. The Chromebit is also cheaper than pretty much any Chromebook out there today, and it’s a lot more portable as well – so long as you have a TV wherever you’re going.

There’s still no word on where you can actually buy the Chromebit, though it’s apparently launching today. We assume ASUS, Google and other retailers will start selling the device soon, though for now you can hit the source link below for more info.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...