Taiwanese pc and tablet manufacturer Asus has launched the latest version of its popular Chromebox mini pc, dubbed as the Chromebox 4 in the US computer market. The newly launched Chromebox 4 comes supercharged with 10th-generation Intel core processors and carries the same design as we have seen on the Chromebox 3, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) back in January 2018.
The new model comes with Wi-Fi 6 connectivity support and 10th-generation Intel Core and Celeron processor options. Not only that, the Chromebox 4 also supports Google Play that allows direct access to Android apps. The company claims these will deliver “quicker, smoother and more energy-effective performance.”
Asus Chromebox 4 specifications:
Asus Chromebox 4 accompanies a range of processor choices that start from Intel Celeron-5205U and go up to Core i7-10510U. There are also 4GB and 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM variants to look over. You can pick 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage or go for its 128GB or 256GB M.2 SATA SSD choice. The last-gen Chromebox had eighth-gen Intel Core processors, alongside 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB RAM choices and up to 256GB M.2 SATA SSD.
Talking about its connectivity options, the new Chromebox accompanies Wi-Fi 6 and dual-band Bluetooth 5.0 support. There are also two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, one sound jack on the side, and up to three USB 3.1 Gen 2, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C, two HDMI 1, one LAN (RJ45) port at the back. The machine also comes with a DC-for port for power and a Kensington Lock for physical safety.
The Chromebox 4 can support up to three 4K screens. The presence of the USB Type-C port also brings USB Power Delivery and DisplayPort connectivity support. Also, there is a VESA mount with a screw-in rubber barrier that lets you join the Chromebox 4 to a screen to build a modified all-in-one PC-like experience.
Dimension wise, Asus Chromebox 4 measures 148.5×148.5x40mm. This is similar to Chromebox 3. Both past and new age Chromebox models weigh the equivalent, at one kilogram.
Asus Chromebox 4 pricing details:
Now let’s come to the price, Asus Chromebox 4 price begins at $289 (approx. Rs. 21,500) in the US. The device will go on sale across the country in December. Unfortunately, there is no word on its availability in worldwide markets.