If you need a hockey puck of a pc to simply deploy on a desk or behind a monitor, you’ll discover loads on sale, from the Mac Mini to Intel’s bare-bones NUC. But Asus is including a “why didn’t anyone think of that?” function to its new Chromebox 5 this yr: a built-in 15W wi-fi charger on your cellphone and / or earbud case.

Asus didn’t embrace a non-watermarked picture of charging, so right here’s what we’ve bought
Image: Asus

The Chromebox 5 runs the light-weight ChromeOS, which makes it decide for laptop stations the place plenty of totally different customers need to log in and have their Google and internet apps prepared and never have to fret about updates. It appears fairly decently geared up, packing as much as a twelfth Gen Intel i7 processor, a PCIe Gen 4×4 SSD, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, 2.5Gbps Ethernet and Wi-Fi 6E, 4 USB-A ports (two entrance, two again), a entrance 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD reader, and one rear Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C.

It’ll begin at $399 when it launches in Q1.

A white laptop with black screen bezel and lit up thin RGB keyboard and orange accents.

The Asus Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip (CX3401).It must also have a stylus slot on the left.
Image: Asus

Speaking of ChromeOS, Asus can be introducing a brand new gaming Chromebook, the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip (CX3401). Gaming Chromebooks are type of a bizarre class contemplating Google axed its Stadia cloud gaming service, and this one’s notably awkward given the way it’s decked out in Stadia’s orange and magenta colours… however Asus remains to be promoting that this one can play GeForce Now and Amazon Luna video games on its 14-inch, 144Hz, 1920 x 1200 display screen. This one additionally has a backflipping 360-degree hinge, a four-zone RGB backlit keyboard, HDMI 2.1 for 4K 60Hz output to a TV, a stylus with built-in storage, Wi-Fi 6E, and as much as Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of PCIe 3.0 storage relying on the configuration.

The Asus Chromebook Vibe’s specs features include a webcam shield, too.

The Asus Chromebook Vibe’s specs options embrace a webcam defend, too.
Image: Asus

The Asus Chromebox 5 will start at $400.

The Asus Chromebox 5 will begin at $400.
Image: Asus

#Asus #Chromebox #doubles #15W #wi-fi #charging #pad #cellphone

Leave a Reply