Asus and Google have unveiled its chromebit in the technology era at just $US 85. This is a straight forward competition to Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300, which is available at $129. Let's have a deep study about Chromebit stick-
SpecificationsChromebit is a device which plugs in any HDMI-equipped monitor and makes it a temporary personal computer for a while. You can watch your favourite TV channels or youtube videos by just plugin into the monitor.
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Features of ChromebitThe best feature of Chromebit is that you are free to use it anywhere and you can operate with your smartphone via WiFi or Bluetooth. If you have High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) monitor then you just have to plug it in HDMI port and you can access web browsers.
It's just 75 gram or 2.6 ounces that you can put into your pocket. It's rounded edges and lightweight feature makes it so easy to plug and prevent it from bending once plugged in. It comes with a HDMI extension so that you can use it if your HDMI port got corrupt or loosen. It comes with the inbuilt speaker so you can listen audio if that monitor doesn't have audio capability.
PriceYou can preorder your Chromebit at just $84.99 via amazon.com or NewEgg.com. Currently, it is available in United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Denmark. Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Taiwan.
It will soon launch in India by January 2016 at just Rs. 5,622, you can get it online via flipkart.com, snapdeal.com or amazon.in.
Drawbacks of ChromebitWith such a stupendous features and specifications, there is something lagging behind in this technology era. Chromebit doesn't support flash video without choppiness. HTML5 supported sites are better instead of flash sites.
It connect with your phone via Bluetooth or WiFi that ranges only up to six feet, which is very less in compare to other devices. Google has revealed its Chromecast dongle in July 2013, a device which can make a smartphone or tablet into best television experience for users.
Asus revealed its metal Chromebook in July this year, a device which can convert a tablet into a laptop with a small flip. It is available at $249.