Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

CES 2018: Asus launches Chromebox 3 powered by 8th gen Intel processor

CES 2018: Asus launches Chromebox 3 powered by 8th gen Intel processor

Just as attractive but somewhat larger is the ASUS PB40 Mini PC, which builds upon the PN40 by offering a bit more features.

The new Chromebox by HP features the latest specifications. ASUS will have more details about its Tinker Board S soon, as well as demonstrations during its time at CES 2018.

Acer was not the only company that anticipated CES 2018 and has already announced interesting products.

HP Chromebox G2
CES 2018: Asus launches Chromebox 3 powered by 8th gen Intel processor

(USB-C) ports and an ultraflexible I/O port with VGA/DP/COM/HDMI support. Its metallic chassis houses the latest 8th Generation Intel Pentium® Silver processor for powerful performance. In addition to its compact design, PB40 supports optional stackable modules for components such as optical drives to provide space-saving versatility for a wide range of usage scenarios. The model features an 8th-generation Intel Premium Silver process, though you can also get a fanless version with an Intel Celeron if you'd prefer silent operation. The unit weighs a total of 1.54lbs and measures 114 x 114 x 49mm; ASUS says it is "ideal" for businesses or home entertainment setups. It is still the same old square shaped compact machine, with a bunch of ports - 2 USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port for future proofing, a microSD card slot, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, Gigabit LAN, a DisplayPort, and a HDMI port. The small desktop PC can be equipped with a processor as powerful as an Intel Core i7-8650U and supports up to 16GB of DDR4-2400 RAM and up to 64GB of M.2 SSD storage.

The HP Chromebox G2 is expected to be made available during April 2018 and is capable of supporting connections to dual 4K Ultra HD displays as long as they support USB Type-C video output. ASUS Chromebox 3 will also support Google Play. The new Chromebox comes with updates specs and features. The Tinker Board S will cost $79.99 United States dollars when it launches in Q1. The first demo showcases the processor, memory and I/O speed of Tinker Board S with MATRIX Creator to quickly prototype different types of hardware applications.

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