ASUS may not be popular when it comes to smartphone gaming, but the Taiwanese tech giant knows a lot about computers. It is now popular for its laptops and Chromebox. The last Chromebox we featured here was the ASUS Chromebox 3 which was released in 2018. An ASUS Chromebox 4 is now available as the brand’s latest Chrome OS desktop machine. It works with a 10th generation Intel processor and has the Google Play Store. This means that the computer can run Android applications. The machine is compact and you will be surprised how powerful a small box can be.
the ASUS Chromebox 4 It costs only $ 290. That is an affordable computer system. The little machine is available in two versions. One is powered by an Intel Celeron 5205U processor, while the other is powered by an Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 (1oth-gen) processor. The Intel Celeron edition comes with Intel UHD graphics, 1x SO-DIMM DDR4 2400 RAM (4GB, up to 8GB), and EMCC storage (32-64GB).
The Intel Core variant also features 2x SO-DIMMs and DDR4 2666 memory (8GB, up to 16GB). There is no EMMC option. You can only use the built-in 128GB or 256GB storage.
The two also differ in the type of ports. The Celeron version comes with the following: one USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, microSD card slot, and 1 audio jack / microphone jack (combo ). There are also two full-size HDMI ports, a DC-in port for power, a Kensington lock, and a LAN (RJ45) port. The device can support up to three 4K displays.
The other version comes with almost the same ports, but instead of USB 2.0 Type-A ports, Asus added two more USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports. Both Chromebox variants feature Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, WiFi 6 support, and Intel HrP2 Dual Band Wifi AX201. The new ASUS Chromebox 4 It will be available next month in North America.