The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. Otherwise known as the ENIAC, is known to many as being the world’s first electronic general-purpose computer. It took 3 years to build and was finally completed in 1949 at the University of Pennslyvania. This massive machine took up 1,800 square feet, used roughly 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighed almost 50 tons. (For perspective, that’s the equivalent weight to 8 Tyrannosaurus rex’s or two-thirds of a Space Shuttle). The ENIAC was a modular computer composed of individual panels to perform different functions. Twenty of these modules were accumulators, which could not only add and subtract, but hold a ten-digit decimal number in memory. This massive device pioneered the way for computer development and where we are today in technology.
Today, we have reached a new computer milestone.
Introducing the all new Asus Chromebit.
A revolutionary device that can turn any screen (HDMI friendly) into a computer and can fit in your pocket. Google and Asus have teamed up to create a compact device that can be used as a fully functioning computer, with Chrome OS. Weighing roughly 2.6 ounces, this device is a mobile computer which can be utilized in many scenarios. Chromebit enables a simple but rich digital signage experience, with a single app solution that provides full-screen 1080p content on screens of various sizes. With a (US) price tag of $85 for the device and $24/user/year for the Single App Chrome Device Management License, the Asus Chromebit is an extremely affordable and practical digital signage solution. Available today at shop.promevo.com. Below are some of the tech specs and performance reviews ran here at Promevo on the Asus Chromebit as well as our PromevoTV Unboxing!
|Processor, Memory, Storage||Rockchip 3288, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC|
|Ports and Connectors||USB 2.0 port
|Wireless||802.11ac (supports a/b/g/n/ac)
2.4 and 5ghz, 2x2 spatial streams
Bluetooth 4.0 BR/EDR/LE
Smart Ready controller
|Graphics||ARM Mali-T624 quad core GPU|
|Dimensions & Weight||123 x 31 x 17 mm; around 75g|
|Octane Test: Plugged In|
WebGL Aquarium. For the next test, we used WebGL’s Aquarium, which measures the frame rate for different amounts of 3D fish that are rendered in the browser. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the motion displayed on the screen. The Asus Chromebit did well.
|Number of Fish||Frames Per Second (fps)|
- Chromebit with power adapter
- 1 foot HDMI extension cable
- Hook and loop stickers (4 pieces)
- Quick-start guide for user manual
- Warranty card
Check out PromevoTV’s Asus Chromebit Unboxing!
Visit shop.promevo.com to purchase yours today!
*Last edit made 11/25/2015. I had previously listed its Graphics card as an ARM Mali-T764, but after confirmation from Asus it is actually an ARM Mali-T624.*