Asus has declared its new Chromebox 4, a smaller than normal PC that runs Chrome OS.
Outwardly, the Chromebox 4 looks genuinely like its archetype (the Chromebox 3). Both are dark with the Asus logo in the center and the Chrome logo in the upper left corner. It’s likewise a similar size — 5.85 x 5.85 x 1.58 inches — yet Asus has rolled out a major improvement in the engine.
Where the Chromebox 3 was fueled by eighth Gen Intel processors, the Chromebox 4 offers tenth Gen Intel processors. Asus says these will convey “quicker, smoother and more energy-effective execution.”
The new Chromebox can incorporate an Intel Celeron 5205U or one of three Intel Core processors: an i3-10110U, an i5-10210U, or an i7-10510U. (Those are 15W TDP).
For different specs, you can design the Chromebox 4 with 4GB or 8GB of memory (DDR4-SO-DIMM) and up to 256GB of capacity (through a M.2 SATA SSD). There are ports in abundance — including HDMI 2.0, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (supporting force conveyance and DisplayPort), and USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A — which can uphold up to three 4K shows without a moment’s delay. The framework underpins double band 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 and incorporates a fan.
Like other Chrome OS gadgets, the Chromebox 4 backings Google Play. That implies you’ll have the option to utilize Android applications locally on the gadget. Regardless of whether you’ll really need to do this relies upon your work process — some Android applications run very well on Chrome OS gadgets, while others are glitchy and futile.
Talking about Chrome OS, you’ll additionally get programmed programming and security refreshes, so you don’t need to put aside an ideal opportunity to download and restart as you would with Windows or Mac machines.
The Chromebox 4 will be accessible in North America in December beginning at $289.
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