Tuesday , September 25 2018 Ausdroid » News » Chromecast Ultra heading to Officeworks stores for $99 – No ETA given on when it will be available to purchase

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It would seem that you will be able to get a Chromecast Ultra 4K streaming device for Christmas, with named sources advising us here at Ausdroid that Officeworks stores are beginning to get stock but no ETA was given for when you will be actually able to get one in store.

The sources have confirmed to Ausdroid that Chromecast Ultra will retail for $99 in Australia and that Officeworks stores have stock now. Upon checking with a couple of local stores within Western Sydney, it would seem some stores have got stock this morning whilst other stores are yet to get their stock of Chromecast Ultra’s yet.

As of the the time of publication  the Officeworks website hasn’t yet been updated with the Chromecast Ultra device, with the website only displaying the original Chromecast 2 device only.

If you are interested on getting your hands on a Chromecast Ultra 4K streaming dongle, you might want to contact your local Officeworks store for availability.

Will a Chromecast Ultra be on your Christmas List?

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Called local Officeworks and they confirmed that they have stock but aren’t allowed to sell them until 24th

virduk
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Well some stores seem to already have it for sale if the online tool is accurate.

Andrew
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It’s there any benefit to this over the Chromecast 2 if you don’t have a 4k TV?

Gary
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The main one is an ethernet port in the powerpack so you don’t need wifi.

virduk
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Supposedly is faster too. Wonder if this will make it easier for apps to play non 4k content thats in h265 format too. Thats one thing I havent seen, a list of supported codecs for the ultra.

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Resolution:
Up to 4K Ultra HD
Supports all resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD and high dynamic range (HDR) for stunning picture quality.
Wireless 802.11ac (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) Wi-Fi for high-performance streaming

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Nobody seems to have done a teardown yet to say exactly which CPU is in this, but all those in the Armada line that have HEVC decoding tend to have much uprated chips. For instance the Armada 1500 Ultra has an 8-core, 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 processor, and uprated GPU as well. Google may have got them to produce a special version though, to cut the overheating that would otherwise occur. H265 is offloaded to the GPU/Video elements so the CPU doesn’t matter much for that. Ultra is likely to have VP9 as well, the chips usually do, and its… Read more »

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