Chromeboxes the diminutive, desktop-like cousins to Chromebooks are aimed toward education and business, and that is additionally the target market of Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Tiny line of modular All-in-One PCs. It was only a matter of time earlier than the 2 came together, and it occurred Monday with Lenovo’s announcement of the Chromebox Tiny.
The ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny joins a actually small herd of Windows-based cousins within the product family. All of the methods measure just a bit over 7 inches square and a scant 1.4 inches thick. (You will see them known as ‘one litre’ or 1L computers in some metrically-oriented circles.) This Chromebox Tiny weighs is 2.2 pounds.
The extremely small computers can stand on their very own or be mounted—they come with a VESA mount. They are often slid into the back of a Lenovo Tiny in One 23, which appears like a 23-inch show but is an innovative, modular All-in-One system that may accommodate any of the ThinkCentre Tiny PCs.
The Chromebox Tiny packs a whole lot of ports into its small profile. On the front, you may find two 3.0 USB ports and a combo headphone/microphone jack.
On the again you’ll discover two more extra USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a connector for a Wi-Fi antenna.
Lenovo was scant on any further details, unfortunately, such because the CPU, RAM, or onboard storage. Worst case, we’ll get full info nearer to when the ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny ships in June, with a starting price of $199.
Why this issues: Companies and classrooms alike have been flocking to Chrome hardware as a result of they provide simplicity, and an often-significant price savings over comparable Windows or Mac computers. The Chromebox Tiny is a Windows cousins, for instance, its start at $450.