Taiwanese tech giant Asus has released its newest device with Chrome OS, dubbed as Fanless Chromebox. It’s worth noting that the first Asus Chromebox mini PC was released back in 2014.
The new Fanless Chromebox features Intel Celeron 5205U Processor 1.9 GHz (2M Cache, up to 1.9 GHz) processor paired with up to 4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM memory, and up to 32G eMMC.
The Chrome box also features a versatile 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C USB-C port for fast data transfers, power, and DisplayPort functionality. Also, Chromebox supports simultaneous connection of up to three 4K displays. You also get support for Intel Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and USB 3.2 ports.
The new Asus Chromebox has a robust aluminum chassis with no active cooling. There is also an RS232 over the RJ50 interface, allowing users to connect the device to legacy monitors and devices.
The manufacturer suggests using the Asus Fanless Chromebox in shopping malls, smart vending machines, warehouses, and production lines. It is also a suitable desktop replacement system in some offices.
Price and availability
Fanless Asus Chromebox pricing starts from $399 for the base model with the specs mentioned above, and it is now available to pre-order on the Bhphotovideo.com online store.
Asus Fanless Chromebox Specifications
- CPU: Intel Celeron 5205U Processor 1.9 GHz (2M Cache, up to 1.9 GHz) / Intel Core i3-10110U Processor 2.1 GHz (4M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz) / Intel Core i7-10510U Processor 1.8 GHz (8M Cache, up to 4.9 GHz)
- Chipset: Integrated
- Graphics: Integrated – Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM / 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM x 2 / 4GB DDR4 SO-DIMM x 2
- Storage: 32G eMMC / 64G eMMC / 128GB M.2 SATA SSD
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, 2*2
- Side Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen2 (support BC1.2), 1 x Audio Jack (Combo Mic/Headphone Jack), 1 x Micro SD card, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (Support BC1.2); 1 x Audio Jack (Combo Mic/Headphone Jack); 1 x Micro SD card
- Back Ports: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A; 2 x USB2.0; 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C (U3/PD/DP); 2 x HDMI 2.0; 1 x LAN (RJ45) Port; 1 x DC-in; 1 x Kensington Lock; 1 x Legacy RS232 serial port (RJ50); 2 x Antenna Holes; 1 x Reset Button Hole; 1 x Extended Power Switch 3 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A; 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C (USB3.0/PowerDelivery/DisplayPort); 2 x HDMI 2.0; 1 x LAN (RJ45) Port; 1 x DC-in; 1 x Kensington Lock; 1 x Legacy RS232 serial port (RJ50); 2 x Antenna Holes; 1 x Reset Button Hole; 1 x Extended Power Switch
- Dimensions: 207 x 148 x 32 mm
- Weight: 1.2KG