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Asus Chromebox with Broadwell CPU now available for $199

The Asus Chromebox is a small desktop computer that runs Google’s Chrome OS software. Asus launched the first model in 2014 and eventually expanded the lineup to include versions with Celeron, Core i3, and Core i7 processors based on Intel’s 4th-gen Core “Haswell” architecture. Now there’s a new model with a 5th-gen “Broadwell” chip with […]

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Deals of the Day (10-05-2015)

Most Chrome OS laptop and desktop computers are dirt cheap systems with low-power processors. Some are just moderately cheap systems with more powerful hardware. But what if you want dirt cheap and reasonably powerful? Every now and again you may get your wish. Today Groupon is selling the Asus Chromebox mini-desktop with a Core i3-4010U Haswell processor, […]

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Deals of the Day (6-05-2015)

Google’s Chrome operating system might be best known for powering low-cost laptops called Chromebooks. But you can also buy desktop PCs with Chrome OS, including a series of small “Chromebox” computers and a few “Chromebase” all-in-one desktops. Some of the deals in today’s roundup of tech bargains include discounts on Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases. Here are […]

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Liliputing’s top 10 posts of 2014 (by traffic)

2014 may have been the year where device makers started seriously pushing wearables, Apple launched new iPhone models with big screens, and Google launched a major overhaul of its Android operating system. But it turns out visitors to Liliputing are often looking for articles about somewhat more obscure topics. As 2014 draws to a close, I […]

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Lilbits (10-10-2014): Intel Skylake cometh (after Broadwell)

The first computers with Intel Broadwell (5th-generation Core) processors are just starting to arrive, and most Broadwell chips won’t be ready until early 2015. But Intel is already working on the processors that will replace Broadwell. Skylake processors will use as little as 4 watts (for the next-gen Core M processor), but most laptop chips in […]

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Lilbits (3-13-2014): Chromecast goes international (soon)

Google has promised that the Chromecast would be available in more countries within weeks… and it looks like one of those countries will be the UK. An employee at UK retailer Currys/PCWorld posted a photo on Twitter showing a box of Chromecast media streaming devices that showed up at his store in advance of the […]

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Asus Chromebox review (Chrome desktop with Celeron CPU)

Over the past few years, almost every major PC maker has released a low-cost laptop or two running Google’s Chrome operating system. But Asus is taking a slightly different approach: its first Chrome OS is a desktop. The Asus Chromebox is a tiny PC with an Intel Celeron processor, a nice range of ports, and […]

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Asus Chromebox is a tiny, Chrome OS desktop for $179 and up

Asus is launching its first computer designed to run Google’s Chrome operating system. The Asus Chromebox is a tiny desktop computer that measures less than 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 1.7″ but it packs a lot into that space. The Chromebox features an Intel Haswell processor, Gigabit Ethernet, dual-band WiFi, and a starting price of just […]