Google has announced a new ChromeOS device and it’s called the Chromebox Micro. This small computer is to be used by businesses to run kiosk machines and digital signages. These devices will come later in 2024 and can be seen in various public places. What’s amazing is the size of the Chromebox Micro is as the name suggests, compact as a smartphone.
What is Chromebox Micro?
Google is partnering up with Lenovo for its first Chromebox and it’s called the Lenovo Chromebox Micro. Moreover, the device is fairly powerful for such a compact design. It can stream 4K videos, share web-based content and power the touch screen kiosk machines and digital signages. Additionally, these types of devices are supposed to be rugged as they’ll be used in various scenarios. So, the Chromebox Micro has a fanless, dustproof and metal design, designed just for that purpose.
Also, we can easily mount these Chromebox Microdevices anywhere. This is crucial as it will be kept hidden inside a kiosk machine. In addition, the USB C port can help us connect it easily. Apart from the USB C port, the device also features a USB A port and HDMI port as well.
Chromebox Micro Displays
For businesses interested in the Chromebox Micro, Lenovo is collaborating with Instorescreens to provide a 15.6 or 21.5-inch monitor. These displays are specially designed for the Chromebox Micro to mount behind them. It can be then connected with a single cable for power, data and video. Additionally, we can easily access the device’s ports and overall it has a sleek and elegant look.
Chromebox Micro Processor/Specifications
The specifications of the Chromebox Micro are as follows. It is powered by an Intel N4509 CPU, with 8GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage (eMMC). The compact device weighs around 450 GM and dimensions are 163x79x19.7 mm. There are 2 USB C ports, 2 USB A ports, 1 HDMI Port, 1 RJ45 Jack, 1 3.5 mm audio Jack, a power button, a power LED and a Kensington lock.
Chromebox Micro Price
Lenovo Chromebox Micro will be released in the first quarter of 2024. The pricing for the device will start at $219.