Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Google to take education by storm a Chromebit at a time

Is this the first device that we could change the way that we educate our children at home for true anywhere anytime learning
Later this summer, Google and Asus are set to sell the Chromebit, a sub-$100 computer-in-a-stick that plugs into HDMI displays and runs Chrome OS. 
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In the coming months, getting Chrome OS will be even cheaper, but you’ll need your own monitor, mouse and keyboard. This summer, Google said it will launch a new computer-in-a-stick called the Chromebit. The device, which is a small dongle that plugs into a TV or computer monitor’s HDMI port sort of like the popular Chromecast TV streamer, will run full Chrome OS and sell for less than $100. (The actual price is undetermined at this point.) The Chromebit, a little smaller in size than a standard candy bar, will be built by Asus, Google said in a statement.

Google also announced that more laptops, ranging from $200 to $500 will roll out over the next few months as well, from companies including Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo and LG. The $250 Asus Chromebook Flip, a computer with a touch display that can turn and swivel around to be used in a more tablet-like style, is also expected. Though its release date isn’t yet announced, a Google spokeswoman said it should go on sale in the next couple of months.

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