Asus' new Chromebox 4 comes in Celeron or Core flavors of Intel's 10th gen silicon
Chromeboxes still remain popular with a niche audience that includes schools and businesses. This is because they are usually competitively priced compared to similar Windows 10 machines while of course offering free access to the Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) productivity apps. Tapping into this market, Asus has revealed the new Chromebox 4 series with faster and more efficient Intel 10th gen silicon.
The Asus Chromebox 4 comes with four different low voltage Intel CPU options. These include a 1.9 GHz Celeron 5205U; a 2.1 GHz Core i3-10110U; a 1.6 GHz Core i5-10210U and a 1.8 GHz Core i7-10510U. RAM is pre-configured with either 4 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM or 8 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM chips. Storage ranges from a basic 32 GB eMMC option through to a robust 256 GB M.2 SATA SSD for more demanding users and use cases.
The Asus Chromebox 4 models come with a wide range of connectivity options. These include 3x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports; a 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 USB-C port; a 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 port; 2x USB 2.0 ports; 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 USB-C port (USB 3.0/PowerDelivery/DisplayPort); 2x HDM1 ports; 1x microSD card slot, and 1x LAN (RJ45) port. Wireless connectivity is provided by way of a new Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) modem while the Chromebox 4 also supports dual-band Bluetooth 5.0.
The new Asus Chromebox 4 series will go on sale in North America from December starting from US$289.