Google has today announced two new ChromeOS products from Asus which they are launching along with a couple of new Chromebooks from Haier and HiSense. While the Chromebooks aren’t available in Australia – the Haier model is heading to Amazon, while the HiSense model is available from Walmart – the two products were really interested in are the Asus Chromebit, a sub-$100 device running ChromeOS and a new Asus Chromebook called the Flip.
The Chromebit is an interesting device, simply put it appears to be a Chromebook on a stick designed for schools. Android Community were able to get some more details on the device advising it comes with a HDMI port to plug into a monitor and contains ‘Bluetooth, WiFi, a full-size USB port, and microUSB’. The stick is powered by a Rockchip 3288 quadcore processor and will be available in the ‘Summer’ (presumably the Australian winter).
The Asus Flip is one of the more exciting form factors we’ve seen launched in ChromeOS. Lenovo has released similar devices with their Yoga series but this is pretty neat looking.
Google describes the Flip as:
We’ll be speaking to Asus Australia about the Asus Flip and Chromebit regarding availability today. Who else is after one of those Chromebit sticks?