Chromebooks might lack the power or versatility of a full-blown Windows PC or Mac but they make up for it with a low price point, great portability and quick loading and booting. Basically they run entirely through the Chrome browser and everything is done entirely online.
Now though anyone can experience Chrome computing with a simple little device that plugs into any HDMI TV port. It’s called ‘Chromebit’ and essentially it’s a full computer that pretty much rivals Raspberry Pi for affordable computing.
Actually though, the closest competition for this device is the Intel Compute StickIntel Compute Stick which is a $150 HDMI dongle that packs in full Windows 8.1. There are others too that come packed with Android.
So what could you do with the Chromebit? Well you just plug it into your TV or even an old monitor and then pair it with a keyboard and mouse and you can start surfing the web in your living room, watching Netlfix, reading comics and even playing Angry Birds. It’s a pretty awesome way to turn any TV into a smart TV. It will be around in the summer and it will pack 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, WiFi, Bluetooth and even a USB port.
Source – Gizmodo