Asus launches Chromebox in India, priced starting INR 21,000

ASUS ChromeboxAsus has announced the launch of its first Chrome OS product for the Indian consumers today. The company is releasing its Chromebox device in the country, which will be sold starting INR 21,000. Asus is bundling free keyboard and mouse as well with the Chromebox.

Originally unveiled in February this year, Asus Chromebox is a small box, which houses all the necessary components to run a Chrome OS computer. It packs Intel’s fourth-gen processors, card reader, four USB3.0 ports, one HDMI port, DisplayPort, and Ethernet. It also packs 16GB SSD, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity.

The Asus Chromebox will be available in the country in three SKUs, which will each pack different processor (Intel Celeron 2955U, Core i3-4010U or Core i7-4600U) and RAM (2GB or 4GB). Like other Chrome OS devices, Google will also be offering 100 GB of free Google Drive space for two years with Asus Chromebox.“We’re excited to launch the Chromebox in India. There’s been an increase in demand for small form factor mini PCs / HTPCs and the Chromebox would be a great alternative for such applications. With Intel’s latest Haswell processors and 4K ultra high definition video playback and running Google’s Chrome OS, the Chromebox is a great new device for customers looking for a mini PC,” said Vinay Shetty – Country Head – Component Business, ASUS (India).

There is no word on the exact availability date but we are trying to find out and will update the report as soon as we know something.

Model Name

CN60 Celeron model

CN60 Core i3 model

CN60 Core i7 model

CPU

Intel® Celeron 2955U

Intel® Core™ i3-4010U

Intel® Core™ i7-4600U

Chipset

Integrated

Integrated

Integrated

RAM

2 Gb

4 Gb

4 Gb

Memory

16GB SSD M.2 (NGFF)

16GB SSD M.2 (NGFF)

16GB SSD M.2 (NGFF)

Graphics

Integrated – Intel HD Graphics

Integrated – Intel HD Graphics

Integrated – Intel HD Graphics

Graphics Output

1 x DisplayPort++; 1 x HDMI

1 x DisplayPort++; 1 x HDMI

1 x DisplayPort++; 1 x HDMI

LAN

10/100/1000Mbps

10/100/1000Mbps

10/100/1000Mbps

Wireless LAN

Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n

Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n

Dual Band 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth v4.0

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB 3.0

USB 3.0*4 ports

USB 3.0*4 ports

USB 3.0*4 ports

Audio Jack

Mic-in / Headphone out

Mic-in / Headphone out

Mic-in / Headphone out

Support Ultra HD 4K

N/A

YES

YES

TPM Onboard

YES

YES

YES

SO-DIMM Slot

2*SO-DIMM slots

2*SO-DIMM slots

2*SO-DIMM slots

Color

Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue

Accessories

Chrome Keyboard Mouse (USB)

Chrome Keyboard Mouse (USB)

Chrome Keyboard Mouse (USB)

Warranty

3 years

3 years

3 years

End User Price

Rs. 21,000/-

Rs. 36,500/-

Rs. 58,000/-

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1 thought on “Asus launches Chromebox in India, priced starting INR 21,000

    sir_tech

    (August 6, 2014 - 2:26 pm)

    So 21K for chromebox with Celeron processor and 2GB RAM?
    You can build a PC yourself with core i5 and 4GB RAM and HDD for that money.

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