Chrome that Stays Put
If you have a school full of Chromebooks, Asus’s Chromebox should fit right in. The basis of a desktop Chrome-based system, all the box needs is a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Priced at $179, the Celeron-based box comes with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of local storage as well as 100GB of free Google Drive space for two years. There will also be Core i3 and i7 versions available later this year. All of the models are so small that they can be attached to the back of a monitor, have both a wired LAN connection and 802.11n WiFi as well as 4 USB ports. The Chromebox can be used as a public kiosk, a library research machine or even as homework systems in study halls and works with just about any recent monitor or projector via either its DisplayPort or HDMI connector.