There’s good news from lucky reviewers getting a hands-on with the new ASUS Chromebox — they’ve discovered that the device is user upgradeable.
Brad Linder over at Liliputing was loaned a unit for testing by ASUS (we’ll assume ours got lost in the post). Brad, being an inquisitive sort, quickly tore open the device to judge the expansion capabilities. He found that the diminutive device supports up to 8GB of RAM (it ships with either 2GB or 4GB depending on the model) that can be spread across two SODIMM slots.
The 16GB SSD can also be swapped out for a larger capacity drive. Whether or not that’s entirely necessary depends on how you see yourself using the Chromebox.
The ASUS Chromebox will be released in the US in a couple of days. It is available to pre-order from Amazon, Tiger Direct and other select e-railers from just $179.99.
For a specification refresher just gander at the graphic below.