Google Inc’s new Asus Chromebit can turn any television into a smart TV

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Complete spec of the ASUS Chromebit
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Financial Post

Google Inc. has revealed another platform for its Chrome OS operating system – televisions.

Google and Asus’ Chromebit is an under US$100 HDMI-enabled device that plugs directly into your TV. The dongle is roughly the same size as a USB thumb drive and can turn any display with an HDMI port into a Chrome OS computer.

However, this concept isn’t exactly new since Intel also recently announced the Compute Stick, a US$150 HDMI dongle that provides the same functionality, but also gives users access to the full version of Windows 8.1. Other smaller manufacturers have also been releasing HDMI-based mini computers for approximately a year.

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The Chromebit is designed to be ultra-portable and the HDMI plug part of the device can be rotated, allowing it to be popped into almost any HDMI socket without the need for an extension cable. It also comes equipped with an impressive array of features: Rockchip…

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