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Get a refurbished ASUS Chromebit for just $60 from Newegg

The ASUS Chromebit CS10 was one of the first desktop Chrome OS machines, as it was released in 2015. It squeezes a Rockchip RK3288C processor and a 2GB of RAM into a package the size of a Chromecast, and now you can get a refurbished unit for just $59.99.

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ASUS Chromebit CS10 Review: Testing The Chrome OS Waters Has Never Been Easier (Or More Affordable)

Let me get this out of the way right out of the gate: I love Chrome OS. I wanted to love it back when I reviewed the original Chromebook Pixel some years ago, but it just wasn’t where it needed to be for me. Fastforward a bunch of months, and Google made a ton of useful and thoughtful changes that made Chrome OS a legit desktop contender (for me at least). So, like I said in my recent What We Use post, I made the leap to Chrome OS as my main laptop about 18 months ago (or so) and haven’t looked back.

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ASUS And Google Announce The Chromebit, A Full Chrome OS Computer On A $100 HDMI Stick

The Chromecast is great! Wouldn't it be even greater if it could actually run Chrome, instead of being a point for streaming video and music? ASUS seems to think so. Tucked into an announcement of new Chrome OS laptops, Google posted a preview of the Chromebit on the official Chrome blog. It's basically Chrome OS on a stick: plug it into the HDMI port on your TV, add some MicroUSB power, and you've got access to a full copy of Chrome OS.

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This isn't exactly a new idea - thanks to miniaturization of low-power hardware, manufacturers have been able to cram Android, various flavors of Linux, or even Windows onto these tiny HDMI sticks.

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