The Asus Chromebit may be the first PC stick from Asus that’s available in the United States. But the company isn’t limiting its PC-on-a-stick products to models that run Chrome OS.
Now it looks like the QM1 is getting a hardware update. European retailers are showing listings for a new model with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor.
The new model is called the Asus QM1-C006 and it has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 1.4a connector, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The stick measures 4.4″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″ and ships with Windows 10 Home Edition.
It looks a lot like the Asus QM1-B002 model we saw earlier this year, but that model featured an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor.
The new model sells for around 179 Euros ($194) or less. There’s no word on if or when it will be available in the United States, or how much it would cost in the US.