Yesterday, Google took its wraps off a dongle, which can actually turn an TV into a Chrome OS computer. It’s the Chromebit and, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke!
The Chromebit can connect to any TV or monitor via an HDMI cable, and turn it into a Chromebook of sorts. Once connected, you will get access to Chrome OS and all its features. The stripped-down version is essentially a Chrome Web browser, augmented by some basic OS file functions.
The Chromebit is powered by a Rockchip 3288 processor paired with 2GB of RAM, and features 16GB internal storage, and has a full-size USB 2.0 port for connecting accessories. It also comes with web browsing ability and has ability to use any cloud-based service, website or app. It connects to the Internet via Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The first Chromebit will go on sale in summer, priced under $100 (Rs 6,235 approximately).