What is the Google Chromebit?
The Google Chromebit is a 2.6 ounce stick PC (like a larger USB stick) that you can plug into any HDMI port, effectively turning that screen into a computer. And since it’s a Chrome product, you can centrally manage the displays, scale up or down, provision, or restrict access.
The Chromebit stands apart from other stick-based PCs when it comes to enterprise management. The Chromebit is a Chrome OS device, meaning it can be fully managed remotely in enterprise environments via Google’s Chrome Management Console and enterprise enrollment. For more information about selecting the right hardware, read the complete guide to digital signage.
Coming in at $85, the Chromebit is drastically lower than other digital signage players that can be upwards of $1,000 which does not include ongoing updates and maintenance. Chrome devices are centrally managed and updates can be scheduled automatically as new updates become available.
The Chromebit has 16gb of storage and 2gb of RAM (same as the Chromebox). It’s powered by a 1.8GHz Rockchip RK3288-C CPU with a separate ARM® Mali™-T624 GPU.