Chrombit Turns Any HDMI Display Into a PC

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  1. Jeffrey

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    This summer, ASUS will launch a new type of Chrome device: the Chromebit. Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit, is a full computer that will be available for less than $100. By simply plugging this device into any HDMI display, you can turn it into a computer. It’s the perfect upgrade for an existing desktop and will be really useful for schools and businesses.

    Chromebit contains a Rockchip 3288 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC memory, a USB 2.0 port, WiFi 802.11 ac support, Bluetooth 4.0, a Smart Ready controller and an ARM Mali 760 quad-core GPU.



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    This looks like a winner to me. Connected to any HDMI TV along with a wireless keyboard will allow full access to the Web, Apps browser extensions and more. Will you invest a $100. ?


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    For $100, I think it might be worth testing.
     
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    Hmm...Thing Froggie's got a great point there. Chrome OS is one that I've never even seen in person yet. For $100, this might be quite fun to play with. I only wish I had been a bit smarter when I purchased my 60" TV with its measly 2 HDMI ports...
     
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    I understand the Chromebit swivels Keeps it from being seen for those sets like mine with the HDMI ports on the side
     
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    Both of mine are on the back, but I've got the xbox one in one (cable box to xbox to TV) and the Chromecast in the other. May have to invest in an HDMI input switcher...My old 30-some inch Tv had like 4 HDMI inputs...
     
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    A switch should work.. My set has 3 ports. 2 are used so NP here.
     
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    I'd have to purchase a wireless keyboard, but as everyone else has mentioned, this is definitely worth the price.
     
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    What are these devices called? I mean, this is called the Chromebit, but that's just the model. We don't call a Dell a Dell, we call it a PC. What do we call these things? I want to find an HDMI compatible "stick", but don't know what to search.
     
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    Media stick or streaming stick I believe.

    I use the Amazon Fire stick and absolutely love it. Greatest thing since sliced bread.

    S5 tap'n
     
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