At the Google for India event today in Delhi, Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director, Google said that Asus will launch its Chromebit compact stick running Chrome OS in India in January 2016. The Chromebit plugs directly into the HDMI port on a TV or monitor to turn it into a desktop PC offering 1080p output. It is compact and has a fan-less design. It was announced back in April and went on sale in the U.S. last month for $85.
The Chromebit ships with an HDMI extension cable and adhesive hook-and-loop stickers so that you can hide the device behind a display or position it out front for easier access to the USB port. It also comes with a separate DC adapter that provides power.
Asus Chromebit CS10 specifications
- Quad-Core Rockchip RK3288-C processor with four ARM Cortex-A17 cores and Mali T764 GPU
- 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB eMMC storage
- Chrome OS
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0
- Dimensions: 123 x 31 x 17 mm; Weight: 75 grams
- HDMI, USB 2.0, DC-in (12V, 1.5A, 18W adapter)
The Asus Chromebit will go on sale in India next month for Rs. 7,999 (MRP).