In Short

ASUS and Google teamed up back in March 2015 to first take the wraps off the Chromebit, but it wasn't until mid-November that it actually became available to consumers. This is the first time the company is offering Chrome OS on an HDMI stick.

What makes the Chromebit different from other offerings is the fact that it's a full Chrome OS machine, running on an HDMI stick. Pair up a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse of your choice, and you can turn any television with an HDMI port into a computer monitor. With this, you are able to carry it around with you nearly anywhere you have to go, without adding a ton of bulk or weight to your bag.

ASUS Chromebit Specs

Category Specification
Operating System Chrome OS
Processor Rockchip ARM
Graphics ARM® Mali™-T624 GPU
Memory 16GB
Connectivity 802.11ac Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB
Power Supply 18 W Power adapter

The Chromebit will be available from a variety of retailers like Amazon, Fry's and Newegg in the US. It will be available internationally from a number of other retailers in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK.