February 4, 2014
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We first caught wind of the Asus Chromebox back in September, where at the time all we really knew about the device is that it would run an Intel processor. Months later, Asus has officially taken the wraps off their Chromebox line.

The Asus Chromebox series will come in three models: a entry model with an Intel Celeron 2955, a mid-range model with a Core i3 4010U and a higher-end Core i7 4600u model in selection models. Aside from the difference in processing power, all the models will come with up to 4GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, display ports, SD card slot, and USB 3.0 ports.

Although the idea of a desktop machine that only runs Chrome OS is clearly a niche, there are areas where such a product would make sense, including libraries, schools, homes with basic PC needs, etc. Best of all, the Asus Chromebox line looks to be very affordable, with prices starting at just $179.

An exact release date has yet to be released for the new Asus Chromeboxes, but they are expected to ship sometime this March. What do you think, anyone interested in picking one of these up?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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