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ASUS Chromebit - Google OS That Turns Your TV into a Chromebook (FULL REVIEW)
Asus Chromebit Review

16 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This personal computer received a "Recommended" from both Digitaltrends.com and Thetechrevolutionist.com, both of which thought that this desktop computer was good.

This desktop computer was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Computershopper.com who wrote that this computer was fantastic.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this computer is 72 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this personal computer is 90% based on 24 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Asus CHROMEBIT owners considered that it was a bargain for the price. Mr. S. M. Pass said on Amazon “A great little PC that's cheap, fast and easy to use” in their review of this PC. Tarkwel mentioned in their review of this PC “I would also recommend this product to parents looking to buy their kids their first computer, or students like myself who need a cheap ass PC for deadlines”. Expert review site Computershopper.com wrote a few weeks ago “The Chromebit CL10 is a cheap and easy way to add smarts to an old HDTV or turn an extra monitor into a Chrome OS-based all-in-one”.

A number of Asus CHROMEBIT reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money. In October this year Mdogg91 wrote on Amazon “Awesome for the price” in their review. This month Tarkwel said on Amazon “For the price it's unbeatable” in their review of this PC.

One customer said that the Asus CHROMEBIT was cheap. Computershopper.com wrote “Inexpensive and pretty useful for what you get” and gave this PC a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Connectivity

Some Asus CHROMEBIT reviewers wrote in their reviews that this PC was able to connect to the internet. Boc mentioned in their Asus CHROMEBIT review “Would thoroughly recommend it, especially if, like me, 80% of what I do is internet or cloud based”. Mr. S. M. Pass said on Amazon in October “Turns a left over monitor into a fully functioning PC/Internet device” in their Asus CHROMEBIT review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Sophia Parkinson mentioned in October this year “This is a really good for surfing the Internet ideal for my kids to” and rated it 5 stars.

Three people considered that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Sophia Parkinson said in her review of this PC “Just connect to any TVs through hdmi works instantly”. Engadget.com mentioned “ASUS' new Chromebit strives to squeeze the power of the internet into a single, relatively cheap HDMI dongle” in their review of this PC.

One person who bought it mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. A few weeks ago Computershopper.com wrote “Good connectivity”. One customer who reviewed the Asus CHROMEBIT thought it was good in terms of USB connections. Computershopper.com wrote “Easy extensibility via USB” and rated this PC 4 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some customers thought the Asus CHROMEBIT was easy to use. Benjamin Patterson said in his review on Amazon “If you are looking to use this device for general Web browsing” but even so he scored it 2 stars. Thinkmilo mentioned on Amazon “Great if you simply want to use Google services”.

A number of customers who reviewed the Asus CHROMEBIT thought it was easy to setup. Qwandor gave it a rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon a few weeks ago “Easy to set up and works well” in their review of the Asus CHROMEBIT.

One Asus CHROMEBIT owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Thetechrevolutionist.com said in their review of this PC “The ASUS Chromebit CS10 is carefully designed to bring out the best of the best web computing experience to end users”.

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Good Size

Two Asus CHROMEBIT reviewers who bought the Asus CHROMEBIT reckoned that it was lightweight. In October this year Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Makes sense for travelling light, streaming films, kids, lightweight users and kiosks”. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “The lightweight, web-based Chrom” in their review of the Asus CHROMEBIT.

One person said in their reviews that it was compact. Techradar.com said last year “The Chromebit is a compact, versatile HDMI dongle that transforms your existing display or TV into a Chrome OS-powered all-in-one”.

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Nice Design

A few Asus CHROMEBIT reviewers who reviewed the Asus CHROMEBIT thought it was good looking. Expert website Engadget.com gave it a score of 78 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Asus CHROMEBIT last year “The Chromebit is pretty good at handle 1080p video streams too”.

One Asus CHROMEBIT reviewer who reviewed it said that it was neat. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned in their Asus CHROMEBIT review on Amazon “Com this product is quite neat”.

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Robust

One person who purchased the product thought it was reliable. This year W. A. Saxby said on Amazon “Great item, does everything I need of a computer, easy and reliable”.

Large Storage Capacity

One Asus CHROMEBIT reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it had good storage. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The free Google drive storage is good too” in their Asus CHROMEBIT review and scored this PC 4 stars.

Asus Computers Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers built by Asus have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Flash Storage Medium

The Asus CHROMEBIT has a Flash storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most personal computers that are a comparable age to it. Flash Drives store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive. The best storage speed of all desktop computers of a similar age and type to the CHROMEBIT is SSD and the worst is HDD.

We compared this personal computer to all the other Flash desktop computers and we think the MeLE PCG09[plb_2970011_price], and the Zotac ZBOX PI320[plb_3151266_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this computer is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano[plb_2496885_price] (SSD), or the HP 800 G1[plb_2777604_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Narrow

The average width of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the CHROMEBIT is 180mm. At only 123 millimeters, the Asus CHROMEBIT is quite narrow compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the CHROMEBIT.

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Light

With a weight of only 75 grams, the Asus CHROMEBIT is very light compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The lightest desktop computer of a similar spec and age to the CHROMEBIT is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.

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Short

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago have heights of between 9.8mm and 560mm. The CHROMEBIT is very short (only 17 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the CHROMEBIT.

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Shallow

Computers of this spec and age have depths of between 31mm and 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. The depth of the Asus CHROMEBIT of only 31 millimeters is one of the shallowest amongst medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the CHROMEBIT.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the CHROMEBIT that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the CHROMEBIT of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the CHROMEBIT is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB and higher rated), or the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Personal computers of this age and spec have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. The CHROMEBIT has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the CHROMEBIT.

There are a number of other 2GB memory PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the ZBOX CI320 nano[pl_2496885_price], or the ZBOX PI320[pl_3151266_price] both from Zotac or the MeLE PCG09[plb_2970011_price] which has better reviews.

If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (8GB), or the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the CHROMEBIT that we have assessed, the memory clock speed of the CHROMEBIT of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the CHROMEBIT have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the CHROMEBIT which has one USB 2.0 port.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus CHROMEBIT

Released Over a Year Ago

Asus released the CHROMEBIT over a year ago.

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3 Awards

thetechrevolutionist.com Recommended computershopper.com Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product

Expert Reviews

(19)

The ASUS Chromebit CS10 is carefully designed to bring out the best of the best web computing experience to end users. With its great web performancecompatible interfaces and portable design...

Thetechrevolutionist.com

15 January 2016

The stick-based PC is not a new concept. Intel started it with the Compute Stick, and plenty of other manufacturers have joined in since, including Hannspree with its Micro PC , a device we wanted... Read more…

Small, cheap, and silent
Easy to set up
Only one USB port
Only 16GB of internal storage
12 January 2016

The Chromebit CL10 is a cheap and easy way to add smarts to an old HDTV or turn an extra monitor into a Chrome OS-based all-in-one. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

Small, cheap, and silent
Easy to set up
Portable form factor
Easy setup
Upcycle existing displays
Only one USB port
Only 16GB of internal storage
Single USB port
Can't run desktop apps
Limited storage
7 January 2016

On the face of it, the Asus Chromebit is a good-value device. A relatively capable PC for £80 is a bargain however you look at it, although it's not as cheap as I would have expected for such a...

22 December 2015

A super-cheap Chrome OS PC, but netbook-level performance limits its appeal...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Would be five stars except for the fact that it arrives with default language in dutch. Luckily we have a Dutch employee who was able to translate the first couple of screens until I was able to... Read more…

Reviewed 26 May 2016 by Qwandor
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to set up and works well.

Reviewed 24 May 2016 by Mr. S. M. Pass
(Verified Purchase)

I Bought this to evaluate as a possible kiosk solution. What a great device. Fast to fire up and turns a left over monitor into a fully functioning PC/Internet device. Comes with all the adapters... Read more…

Reviewed 20 April 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing little device, well worth the price tag...

Reviewed 14 April 2016 by C. Cristian R.
(Verified Purchase)

It is a good choice! Some problems with 720p TV Set but can be solved changing the resolution from Chromebit settings on a 1080p TV Set.Till now everything works well!

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lpddr3, rk3288, rk3288c, lpddr3l, asus b004, asus b013, asus b013c, asus b004c, asus rk3288, asus lpddr3, asus lpddr3l, asus rk3288c, chromebitb010, chromebitb013, chromebitb004, chromebitb004c, chromebitb010c, chromebitb013c, code chromebitb004, asus chromebitb004, asus chromebitb013, code chromebitb004c, asus chromebitb004c, asus chromebitb013c, asus 90ma0031m00040
Barcodes 00889349230725, 00889349255582, 04712900230727, 04712900255584

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