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ASUS Chromebit CS10 measures just under 5 inches and is the world’s smallest Chrome OS device. Turning your large monitor or TV into a computer running the latest Chrome OS is easy – simply plug Chromebit CS10 into the HDMI port and pair it with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Chromebit CS10 gives you all the computing essentials so you can conduct online research, catch up with friends, or watch Full HD movies on the big screen. You can even use it for business applications or digital signage and self-serve kiosks. Explore the possibilities with ASUS Chromebit CS10 – the minimalist and cost-effective computer for your home or business, you can even take it with you on the road.
Plug in your way
Small and smooth, with sophisticated details, Chromebit CS10 smartly fits anywhere. To accommodate the angles and positions of HDMI connectors on different displays, it comes with an HDMI extension cable. Adhesive stick-on hoop-and-loop fasteners help hide Chromebit CS10 behind your monitor or TV or put it out front for easy access. Chromebit CS10 fully embodies the best of ASUS design and Google innovation, and it’s already received a 2015 Good Design Award and 2016 CES Innovation Award.
Power and compatibility
Powered by the latest Chrome OS, Chromebit CS10 boots up in seconds and delivers Full HD graphics performance. Together with 2GB of memory, 16GB of eMMC storage, dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and both USB and HDMI ports, Chromebit CS10 reduces dimensions yet preserves the capabilities of a computer to provide new opportunities. We also have a list of qualified Bluetooth keyboards, mice, and USB hubs. No matter how you want to attach peripherals, Chromebit CS10 has you covered.
Enjoy faster and more stable wireless connections thanks to dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Chromebit CS10 automatically keeps up to date, so you'll always have the latest features and virus protection. And best of all, it won't slow down over time.
Protecting your privacy
Account-based data access makes Chromebit CS10 ideal as a shared computer. Individual users can easily switch between accounts.
Thousands of apps
Access the Chrome Web Store for a wide assortment of apps online or offline – edit, play, and enjoy hundreds of apps without an internet connection.
100GB Google Drive
Every Chromebit CS10 comes with 100GB of free Google Drive space*. You’ll always have access to the files you need as well as your favorite Google services.
Access your files anytime, anywhere
Your files are automatically synchronized to Google Drive*, so you have access to them in the cloud anytime, anywhere. All you have to do is log in to your Google account on any device.
*100GB of free storage is for two years, starting on the date you redeem the Drive offer. Learn more.
Do More On Your TV
Chromebit CS10 is the perfect TV companion. Just slot it into your TV or monitor’s HDMI port and pair it with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to create a fully-functional Chrome OS computer. With Chromebit CS10, you can browse the web, access thousands of features and apps on the Chrome Web Store, watch YouTube videos or live football games, and more! Chromebit smart TV experience brings more creativity and productivity to your living room.
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WHAT IS THIS?
The Chromebit is the guts of a Chromebook crammed into a stick the size of a Chromecast, give and take an extra inch or 2. It comes with no battery, speakers, microphone, camera, touchpad, keyboard or display and the only physical ports are HDMI and USB but, other than that, it's what you would typically find and get out of a classical Chromebook:
- 2 GB of RAM
- 16 GB of SSD (flash memory)
- decent quad-core CPU
- Wi-Fi up to 802.11ac
- Bluetooth support
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It's as simple as plugging the Chromebit at the back of a TV or monitor that support HDMI and there is a short HDMI extension cable provided. There is a small power supply so you will need an standard AC outlet to plug it in. Then, you either connect a keyboard and mouse through a USB dongle or pair them through Bluetooth and there's your Chromebook up and running.
If you need to plug in more than one dongle, you can use an inexpensive USB hub and, there you have it, more USB ports.
Once it's up, it's very much a Chromebook so if you like Chromebooks, this is just another way of using one.
One note, the Octane test score was just a little over 7100. Compare that with about 8200 on a Dell CRM3120-1667BLK 11.6-Inch Chromebook and an amazing 21,453 on the much more expensive Toshiba Chromebook 2 - 2015 Edition (CB35-C3350) Full HD, Backlit Keyboard . So no, it's not a speed demon but it does a decent job streaming, handling emails and general browsing.
HOW CAN IT MAKE ITSELF USEFUL?
The main advantage of a Chromebit is, of course, price. You can buy 4 Chromebits with the money you'd spend on the speedy Toshiba I mentioned about. So, if you already have a wireless, preferably Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, you save money. I can think of 2 ways of using a Chromebit:.
A - At the back of a big TV, it can serve mainly as a Chromecast, streaming from whatever source, with added Chromebook capabilities. Of course, a real Chromecast is more versatile when it comes to streaming but it will require an actual computer if you are to get a desktop on the TV screen. And, of course, be aware that you will need to tweak the 'sound' part a little if your TV is attached to a receiver and you don't want to use your TV's own speakers.
B - At the back of an HDMI-ready monitor, paired with a keyboard and mouse, playing very much the role of a Chromebook, only not portable and a little slower.
I am not saying that this is for everyone but, having experienced a 'computer on a stick' running a different OS and selling for significantly more, the Chromebit seems to be the superior options when it comes to simplicity and performance.
I love the Chromebit because it's inexpensive, performs impressively for something this small and it can make itself useful under certain specific circumstances and because the person who is using it loves it - I set it up for one of our relatives who had an unused monitor and she is happy. For anyone considering a purchase, I would say, decide what you are going to use it for before you buy it. I will be happy to answer any questions if I know the answer but it may take me a while to get back to you, depending on what demands my 'real job' places on my time.
First things first. This is NOT a fast machine. It is slower than the chromebook I bought three years ago, yet not that slow: I've watched Rio 2016 on streaming and there is just the barest hint of lag, and I think it is my ISP's fault rather than the chromebit. It's completely portable. Just this morning I did a presentation by plugging it into an HD monitor instead of looking for an overhead projector. It does everything a chromebook or a chromebox can, except that this thing, sadly, does not have USB 3.0 capabilities. I also miss having a microphone, but at least it paired nice and easy with my bluetooth hearphones and keyboard. Wifi reception may be a little bit compromised behind the monitor or TV, but at least you can use an expander cable (I got one that was a meter long and got a coupler, and it works like a charm). Using google drive eases the lack of internal capacity: it has barely 16 GB on board, but I've tested it with USB drives up to 128 GB and external SSD drives up to 256 GB; however, cheap drives tend to use more oower and some of them can be read but not write. Mechanical drives, using too much power, are simply not up to the task. Or to the power supply available, to tell you the truth; you need a wall outlet to power up the chromebit, because there isn't enough juice available from the USB ports of any standard TV. So if you want to connect several drives or accessories, you need a hub that supports an external power supply.
My only complaints are that the only USB port available is 2.0 instead of 3.0, and that it lacks a microsd expansion slot. Except for that, it's a perfect little machine for under a hundred bucks.
Update: I am changing my review to 1 star. At first, I was quite happy with this unit and ordered a second one for another TV. Almost immediately this one starting shutting down more frequently. I was able to cancel the second purchase before it shipped. Now this unit shuts down several times per day and sometimes every half hour. It is pretty much useless. I now more rely on my chromebook laptop for streaming.
I use it mainly to stream videos and for light web surfing. Works very well in general, but occasionally shuts down and resets. I attached a USB hub to it and control it with a mouse and a mini keyboard.