Asus planning to launch new PC on stick Chromebit

Washington: Asus is planning to launch a new PC-on-a-stick version, called the Asus Chromebit, which has the new Chrome OS.

The Chromebit looks like a large USB thumb drive, and connects via HDMI to a monitor or television, giving users instant access to Chrome OS and all its features. The stripped-down, always on operating system is essentially a Chrome Web browser, augmented by some basic OS file functions.

The Asus Chromebit has a Rockchip 3288 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB for storage and has a full-size USB 2.0 port for connecting accessories.

Asus Chromebit comes with web browsing ability and has ability to use any cloud-based service, website or app. It connects to the internet via Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The Asus Chromebit will be available this summer and should retail for under $100.

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