Google has a new device in its growing Chromebook family, and it's called Chromebit.

The Chromebit looks more like Chromecast than a Chromebook, but the dongle has almost all of the internal components of Google's browser-based laptops crammed into a stick smaller than an iPhone 6. Google revealed the new Chrome OS-based device, which will be available later this year, along with a new lineup of low-cost Chromebooks on Tuesday.

The Chromebit is equipped with two ports: one HDMI and one USB. The first is used to connect the Chromebit to an external display, while the USB 2.0 port is used for power and to connect peripherals like a keyboard or mouse (these can also be connected via bluetooth, as the device has bluetooth capabilities.)

For those who want more of a traditional form factor, Asus has another new Chromebook coming later this year: the $249 Chromebook Flip. The Flip's design resembles Lenovo's Yoga tablets and other convertible "all-in-ones," in that it can operate as a traditional laptop with a keyboard and trackpad or as tablet when the touchscreen display is flipped around.
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