During this year’s CES in Las Vegas, we got our first hands-on look at the new Chromebox. It is Samsung’s desktop that sports Chrome OS, and it is packaged pretty much like a Mac mini. We originally thought the Chromebox was going to be out in April. However, as you know, manufacturers do not always stick to their dates. There is still no word on the release date, but we got wind of the Chromebox’s specs and price today—thanks to a listing on TigerDirect. As Engadget first noticed, the Chromebox is sporting a bleh 1.9GHz dual-core Celeron B840 processor, speedy 4GB of DDR3 memory, and, in typical Chrome OS fashion, a 16GB SSD. It also has six (not five like we once thought) USB ports. What bums us out, though, is the processor. But, at $330, it is not as upsetting. There is no word on whether this rig will ship with a wireless keyboard and mouse, but something tells us it will not. For $330, this sounds like a hella good deal, right? Check out our hands-on from CES above.
Check out the new Chrome OS:
- Chrome OS gets visual overhaul with new window manger (photos) (9to5google.com)