ASUS updates its offering of Chrome OS mini-PCs with the Chromebox 4 series, products that substantially reflect the design of the previous generation Chromebox 3, but updating the hardware configuration with 10th generation Intel Core processors. Compact in size, with a 148.5 x 148.5 x 40 mm chassis, the new Chromebox 4 from ASUS guarantee a net performance boost and better energy efficiency, offering excellent connectivity and all the versatility of the Chrome OS devices.
The Chromeboxes support Google Play, a feature that allows you to natively use some Android apps, while as regards the network department we find WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 (2×2) and Gigabit LAN card. As for the processors, ASUS offers several options including the Core i7-10510U, a quad-core chip with Hyper-Threding support that can reach 4.9 GHz in Boost mode.
The graphics part is obviously entrusted to the integrated Intel UHD chip that can manage up to three 4K displays, helped by two HDMI ports and a USB-C 3.2 Gen1; We also point out that the system also supports the USB 3.2 Gen 2 standard (based on the CPU) and can also be configured with a 256GB M.2 SSD (SATA though).
At the moment there are no details on prices and availability for Italy, while in the USA the new ASUS Chromebox 4 should be available from December with prices starting from 299 dollars.
ASUS CHROMEBOX TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 4
CPU Intel Core i7-10510U, Core i5-10210U, Core i3-10110U
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
4GB / 8 DDR4 SO-DIMM memory
32 / 64GB eMMC storage or 128 / 256GB SATA SSD
Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LAN
USB 3.1 Gen2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 2.0, USB-C
2X HDMI 2.0
65 or 90 watt power supply
Dimensions 148.5 x 148.5 x 40 mm
Weight 1 Kg
In the meantime, the previous Chromebox 3 version is always available on our market, with prices starting at 250 euros