Chromebook laptops have long had a reputation for being some of the most private and most secure computers available. For details, you might want to read my previous article at http://bit.ly/2r2PhZS and the dozen or so other articles by other authors, starting with the list shown at http://bit.ly/2r0L9ty. What fascinates me is that these highly secure laptop computers are amongst the easiest-to-use computers and also are amongst the cheapest laptops available today. A number of manufacturers have had great success with Chromebooks, selling millions of them to schools, corporations, and private individuals alike. They are very popular amongst people who are not computer experts, including adolescents, senior citizens, and lots of adults who have never used computers successfully before.
By definition, a Chromebook is a laptop computer but a different version, called a Chromebox, is available as a desktop system. For some reason, Chromeboxes have never become as popular as Chromebooks. Now ASUS is trying to change that.
ASUS has produced Chromebox computers before but recently announced the Chromebox 3 series of desktop computers. Amongst other things, the announcement stated:
“ASUS Chromebox 3 is the latest addition to the ASUS Chromebox family and is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core processor and DDR4-2400 memory for faster, smoother and more energy-efficient performance. It is equipped with a versatile USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port for fast data transfers, power delivery, and DisplayPort connectivity. ASUS Chromebox 3 will also support Google Play.”