Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support



Asus has announced the latest generation of its Chromebox mini-PC series, the Chromebox 3. The mini Chrome OS-powered computer, first launched in 2014, is a versatile machine, capable of being used as a regular computer or as a media streamer connected to your TV. 

Its internals have had a huge upgrade since the first generation launched too, and is now available in four different configurations, comprising a mixture of Intel Celeron and and 8th Generation Kaby Lake processors. The four models, including pricing are as follows:

  • Intel Celeron 3865U, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD – £250
  • Intel Core i3-7100U, 4GB RAM, 64GB SSD – £450
  • Intel Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD – £570
  • Intel Core i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD – £800

The Celeron-powered machine gets Intel HD Graphics 610 while the other there get HD Graphics 620. All four models have dual-band 802.11ac+ Wi-Fi or a Gigabit LAN port for a wired connection. Connections include a Gen 1 USB-C 3.1 port (which can accept power from a…

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