Lenovo has just unveiled an impressive little novelty - the Chromebox Micro, an ultra-compact computer without a screen that runs on Chrome OS like a Chromebook. It is designed to connect to monitors or TVs and display content in a space-saving way.
The Chromebox Micro is extremely compact, measuring 6.4 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.8 inches - about the size of two stacked smartphones!
This is Lenovo's smallest Chrome OS device to date, weighing under 500 grams. Even with its small size, this mini computer packs a decent performance.
It uses an Intel Celeron processor along with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, enabling it to stream 4K video and share web content seamlessly.
The Chromebox Micro has several ports squeezed into its tiny body: 2 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 Ethernet port, and a headphone jack. Lenovo has designed the device's case in metal, with no fan or vents, so it can run silently 24/7 without overheating. The closed enclosure also resists dust, and you can securely mount the Chromebox Micro to surfaces using built-in screw holes.
The Chromebox Micro is priced at $219, and Lenovo plans to release it in early 2024. The device is targeting business uses like digital signage and interactive kiosks, though it's not confirmed whether general consumers will have access to it.
This mini computer even supports dual 4K displays despite its size. Lenovo is partnering with Instorescreen on custom 15.6-inch and 21.5-inch touchscreen monitors designed specifically for the Chromebox Micro.