Google unveils ‘stick’ in collaboration with Asus
Google and Asus have jointly unveiled a ‘computer on a stick’ that can turn any display into a PC. The stick can be used to run most of the software programs that are supported by computers. Google Vice President Caesar Sengupta informed that the ‘stick PC’ named Asus Chromebit will be available in the market this summer.
Asus has developed the hardware for a pocket PC and it will run on Google’s Chrome operating system. The device is similar in looks to Google Chromecast. Asus Chromebit will be able to connect to any LED TV or other display and convert it into a computer.
Asus Chromebit will be priced below $100, Google said in an official blog post. Google said, "By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer. It’s the perfect upgrade for an existing desktop and will be really useful for schools and businesses."
Google has not offered any other details about Asus Chromebit at the moment. Google also launched new line of Chromebooks in collaboration with Haier and Hisense. The chromebooks manufactured by Chinese electronics majors will be among the lowest priced models in the market, starting at $149.
Haier and Hisense Chromebooks will be available on Amazon and Wal-Mart. The preorders in the US market will start on March 31 and the launch in other countries is expected soon.
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