The Taiwanese company Asus announced, on Thursday, its new device (Chromebox 4), which is a small computer running on the ChromeOS system of the American company Google.
In terms of appearance, the Chromebox 4 looks similar to its predecessor Chromebox 3, as they are both black, with the (Asus) logo in the middle, and the (Chrome) logo in the upper left corner. The two devices are identical in dimensions, coming in at equal length and width of 5.85 inches, and a depth of 1.58 inches.
But Asus made a change inside the device, which is that the new device contains the tenth generation of Intel processors, compared to its predecessor, Chromebox 3, which contained the eighth generation of Intel processors. The company says: The new processor will provide “faster, smoother, and more energy efficient” performance.
The new Chromebox 4 includes an Intel Celeron 5205U, Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i5-10210U, or Intel Core i7-10510U processor.
With regard to the other specifications, the computer offers 4 GB or 8 GB DDR4 random access memory, and an M.2 SATA SSD with a capacity of 256 GB.
The new Asus computer offers many ports, including an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, and a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port. Which can support up to three 4K displays together. The device supports connecting to Wi-Fi 6 networks.
Like other Chrome OS devices, the new Chromebox 4 supports downloading Android apps from the Google Play Store.
Chromebox 4 will be available in North America next December, starting at $ 289.