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Asus Chromebit

Asus Chromebit
alaScore 94

45 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Asus Chromebit. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the design.

usability, price, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Chromebit is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Chromebit review

 

Asus' no-frills Chromebit does everything basic users want for $85.

At the end of the day, there are two important factors that set the Asus Chromebit apart from other competing mini computers. The first is the Mali GPU, which helps pick up the slack in video playback, light gaming, and quick tab switches — an area...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Asus Chromebit

 

The Asus Chromebit is a Chrome OS-based device that's no bigger than a USB flash drive. At less than $90, it turns an HDMI-equipped HDTV or monitor into a large-screen, all-in-one desktop PC.

Costs less than $90. Simple to set up and use. Same size as a large USB stick. Plugs directly into an HDMI port in a monitor or HDTV. Operates quietly.

Only 16GB of local storage and 2GB of RAM. Requires bundled HDMI extension cable in tight quarters. Lacks SD slot. Keyboard and mouse not included.

Conclusion The Asus can be a versatile and convenient media-streaming device if you consume your music and video content from within a browser. And unlike other media streaming devices, the also works as a PC, allowing you to access your files on...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Velazco (engadget.com)

ASUS Chromebit review: Turn any display into a Chrome OS machine

 

If you've got some spare time, search for the words "Android dongle" on eBay -- your screen will be filled with little, Android-powered HDMI doodads that purport to make your dumb TV smart. But what about Chrome OS, Google's other operating system? For...

It's only $85 ; Mostly stableperformance ; Easy extensibility via USB ; Chrome OS has matured over the years

Finicky setup process ; Weak at multitasking ; Relatively short power cable

ASUS' new Chromebit strives to squeeze the power of the internet into a single, relatively cheap HDMI dongle. Basic tasks like email, web browsing and word processing is a cinch, and the Chromebit is pretty good at handle 1080p video streams too....

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus Chromebit review

 

A handful of Windows 10 laptops now cost less than $200. The tiny Intel Compute Stick , an Atom-powered Windows micro-desktop, is down to $119. Where else can computer prices go when the floor is so close? The latest answer can be found in the Asus...

The Asus Chromebit is a small micro-desktop that brings cloud-based tools and services to any display at a very low price.

It's limited to the same online tools as other Chrome OS devices. Minimal onboard storage. A single USB port makes expansion difficult.

It won't run Photoshop or play games, but add a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and the Asus Chromebit turns any HDMI-compatible display or television into a Web-surfing station.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Edgar Cervantes (androidauthority.com)

ASUS Chromebit review – the little Chrome OS dongle that could

 

The ASUS Chromebit is a full-fledged Chrome OS machine that fits in your pocket and only costs $84.99. It's certainly not for everyone, but it could change your life if it fulfills your needs.

If you fit the category described above, it’s certainly a great buy. And at this price you would be hard-pressed to find anything better.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Mini-review: Asus’ Chromebit is somewhere between a Chromecast and a mini PC

 

2GB of RAM hurts, but for $90 it's a decent productivity stick.

Inexpensive and pretty useful for what you get ; Well-built. You could definitely drop this thing a few times with no problems ; Includes HDMI extender, which you'll probably need to attach this thing to most displays ; CPU performance is good enough...

You'll probably lose the cap that covers the HDMI port ; No option to cut down on cable mess by powering the stick with your monitor or TV's USB port

Consider the Chromebit a cheap way to turn a TV or old monitor into a limited sort of computer—if you want to make an old TV into a basic sort of "smart TV" and you care about having a good browser more than you care about streaming video, it's a good...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Martonik (androidcentral.com)

ASUS Chromebit review

 

Another new form factor brings Chrome OS to even more screens.

When it comes down to it, we're not talking about an expensive computer purchase here. At $85 the Chromebit is a pretty inexpensive device, and even cheaper if you factor in the "Chrome Goodies" like free movie rentals and 100GB of Google Drive space...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chuong Nguyen (techradar.com)

Asus Chromebit review

 

It's Chrome-on-a-stick!

Portable form factor ; Easy setup ; Upcycle existing displays

Single USB port ; Can't run desktop apps ; Limited storage

The Chromebit is a compact, versatile HDMI dongle that transforms your existing display or TV into a Chrome OS-powered all-in-one. Chrome OS's lighter footprint makes better use of the limited hardware resources on the Chromebit, making it a better...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Joe Roberts (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Chromebit

 

The PC-on-a-stick is a pretty remarkable creation. Until recently, we were all saving our documents onto similarly sized USB sticks, and now, these dongle-like devices are being used to house entire computers. The concept is simple: just plug the stick...

A cheap and easy way of turning an old monitor into an all-in-one PC, the Asus Chromebit makes up for a somewhat limited desktop experience with great performance and ease of use.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Chromebit review - a PC stick that almost makes sense

 

A super-cheap Chrome OS PC, but netbook-level performance limits its appeal

On the face of it, the Asus Chromebit is a good-value device. £80 for a relatively capable PC is a bargain however you look at it, although it's not as cheap as I would have expected for such a low-powered device that isn't lumbered with an expensive...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system: No