Chromebit, The HDMI Dongle That Will Transform Your TV Into A Chrome PC
Thankfully, the new Asus Chromebit will be available in the summer of 2015 to help rectify the situation, ready to transform our TVs into big flat panel computers running Google Chrome OS and thus make them more productive members of our households.
The Chromebit, which is smaller than most candy bars (or the odd piece of Raspberry Pi), plugs directly into a television's HDMI port to work its magic. Equipped with a Rockchip 3288 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC flash storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5GHz), and Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE (for connection to peripherals such as mice and keyboards), the Asus device is set to provide everything your TV needs to become your comfortable-on-the-couch gateway to the Web and basic email.
Of course, as with all typical Google Chrome systems, the Chromebit computing experience is very much cyber-light, appealing mostly to users on a tight budget — it will sell for $100 — or those looking to augment an already existing digital environment (though we should never discount the gadget-curious).