It’s been a long wait, but today we finally have details on the upcoming ASUS Chromebox.
The diminutive power-efficient fanless PCs will be available in various configurations from March, starting at $179 in the US.
Two distinct Haswell-toting flavours will be available first. The cheapest uses the Chromebook staple Celeron 2955U CPU and 2GB of RAM, while a pricier, more powerful version pairs an Intel Core i3-4010U with 4GB of RAM.
Both Chromeboxes use Intel Integrated Graphics and a (rather disappointing) 16GB SSD.
Ports-wise there’s the usual line up: HDMI and DisplayPort; ethernet, 4x USB 3.0, and an SD card reader. WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 come built-in as standard.
ASUS say that an i7-powered variant will be available in select countries outside of North America.
Chromeboxes won’t be the only offerings from ASUS this year. The company has previously confirmed its intentions to launch two Chromebooks in ‘early 2014′.