Asus brings Chromebox 4 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors
Asus Chromebox 4 has been presented by the company as its new mini PC based on 10th generation Intel processors. The Chromebox 4 looks quite similar to its predecessor, the Chromebox 3, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018. However, the new model is a completely new machine internally, with 10th generation Intel Core and Celeron processor options and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. The Chromebox 4 also comes with Google Play support to allow access to Android applications. However, this is quite common on other Chrome OS devices that support Android apps natively.
Asus Chromebox 4 price
Pricing for the Asus Chromebox 4 starts at $ 289 (roughly Rs. 21,400) in the US The device will go on sale domestically in December, although there is no word on its availability in global markets.
Asus Chromebox 4 Specifications
Asus Chromebox 4 comes with a range of processor options starting with the Intel Celeron-5205U and going up to the Core i7-10510U. There are also 4GB and 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM versions to choose from. You can choose either 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage or go for its 128GB or 256GB M.2 SATA SSD option. The next-generation Chromebox had 8th Gen Intel Core processors, along with 2GB, 4GB and 8GB RAM options and up to 256GB M.2 SATA SSD.
In terms of wireless connectivity, the new Chromebox comes with Wi-Fi 6 and dual-band Bluetooth 5.0 support. There are also two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, an audio jack on the side and up to three USB 3.1 Gen 2, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, two HDMI 1, a LAN port (RJ45) on the back. The machine also includes a DC-in port for power and a Kensington lock for physical security.
The Chromebox 4 supports up to three 4K displays. The presence of the USB Type-C port also provides support for USB Power Delivery and DisplayPort connectivity. Additionally, there is a VESA mount with a screwed rubber barrier that allows you to connect the Chromebox 4 to a monitor to create a personalized all-in-one PC-like experience.
Asus Chromebox 4 measures 148.5×148.5x40mm. This is identical to Chromebox 3. Both the new and older Chromebox models weigh the same, one kilogram.