ASUS has announced an update version of their Chromebox will be coming later this year. The new ASUS Chromebox 3 will be powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors, have DDR4-2400 energy efficient and fast memory, and have HDMI connectivity for 4K UHD playback.
ASUS has indicated that the Chromebox 3 will be available in the second half of 2018, meaning that we have to wait until at least July before this gets to market. For that reason, the exact processors that will be available as well as the amount of RAM that is standard in the new Chromebox were not disclosed.
As required on new Chrome OS devices, the ASUS Chromebox 3 is equiped with a USB-C port (USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard) and will support Android apps out of the box. You have both wireless and wireless connectivity as an option and, along with the HDMI suppot, there is also a DisplayPort connection.
The current Chromebox 2 is $340 and is powered by the Intel i3, has 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It is likely that the i5 will be the minimum in the Chromebox 3 along with 32GB of storage and you can probably expect a price tag closer to $400. We’ll know for sure in a few months time.