At CES 2018, Asus announced the newest version of its diminutive Chromebox, the Chromebox 3. And while usually I wouldn’t expect too much from a 4.5 x 4.5-inch desktop PC that only runs Chrome OS, Asus deserves some credit for including both a USB-C port and Intel’s newest eighth-generation Core processors. It’s something that puts it ahead of plenty of full-fledged Windows computers.
Asus hasn’t revealed the full specs for the Chromebox 3, but it does highlight that the device supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and gigabit LAN, which the company says should be enough to support 4K streaming. Like other Chromeboxes, it’s probably meant to be more of an enterprise or education device, but it’s nice to see that Asus is keeping its hardware updated with the latest ports and specs.
The Chromebox 3 is set to be released sometime in the first half of 2018, although no exact price or release date has been announced.