ASUS Chromebox available for pre-order, it’s already Amazon’s #1 best-selling desktop computer


The ASUS Chromebox is one of the most interesting Chrome OS devices we have seen in a while. It packs quite the punch, with great specs. Not to mention, it carries a very friendly price tag, starting at just $179. You can read all about it in our ASUS Chromebox announcement post, but today we are here to show you where you can buy it.

We already saw the ASUS Chromebox being offered by SabrePC, but you may want to go with one of the bigger retailers instead. If such is the case, you will be glad to learn Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect are now accepting pre-orders for the ASUS Chromebox!

Here are some details about the ASUS Chromebox, just in case you haven’t seen them before.

ASUS Chromebox Specs


  • Intel Celeron, Core i3 or Core i7 (Haswell)
  • 2/4 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB SSD + 100 GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
  • SD card reader, 4 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DisplayPort and Audio Jack
  • 4.88″ x 4.88″ x 1.65″

ASUS Chromebox price

The only Chromebox available right for pre-order is the lower-end Intel Celeron version. This version costs $179 from both Amazon and Newegg, while TigerDirect charges an extra $0.99 ($179.99) for it. We do know the Intel Core i3 version will go for $369.99, though. Is that a good price? It seems so.

ASUS Chromebox already a success!

I have to accept I haven’t been to keen on the ASUS Chroembox. Not that it isn’t a good Chrome OS device – in fact, it is a very powerful device. I just dislike the idea of getting rid of portability, when the cheapest Chroembooks cost just $20 more and come with similar specs, a screen, keyboard, touchpad, etc.

Of course, this is all subjective. I have always specified this is just my opinion, and I am sure the ASUS Chroembox can be a great computer for many of you. In fact, many of you are loving the idea of the ASUS Chromebox!

The device just became available for pre-order, and it is already Amazon’s best-selling desktop PC. Now, that is what I call an accomplishment. The Acer C720 and Samsung Chromebook have held the #1 spot in the past. Having the ASUS Chromebox take over the desktop section is amazing news.

Will you buy an ASUS Chromebox?

I am still not buying into the Chromebox business. I simply have no need for a stationary Chrome OS computer, when I can use my Chromebook in dock mode to achieve the same results (albeit in a more bulky way). I can see how it would be great for a living room, office, library or classroom, though!

Will you be purchasing one? If you are, here are the links.

Those who pre-order will get the device pretty soon. These sites mark the official release date as March 14, which is this coming Friday.

  • astronewth

    Of course I will by another Chromebox. I’ve used the Samsung Chromebox 3 for over a year now, and can honestly say that I’ve never been happier with a desktop computer. It’s extremely reliable, dead silent and does 99% of my computing. The rest I do with Linux/Crouton.

    To me, there are several upsides to a box versus a laptop. Firstly, I do most of my heavy computing at a workspace with little room to spare, and the box fits perfectly under my screen. Which bring me to the second point: I could use a screen I already owned instead of getting another one. Nice for the environment. Thirdly: I use a Norwegian keyboard, and at the moment no Chromebooks have support for Scandinavian characters. The box, on the other hand, supports any keyboard you plug into it. 🙂

  • Edgar Cervantes

    Thanks for your comment! These are all great reasons for wanting a Chromebox. And with this one you can even get one with better specs! The i3 version can output to a 4K display, which would be pretty cool.

  • I would love to buy this for my family.
    There would be lots less “Evan, I need your help” calls, lol

  • astronewth

    Yep, I’ve already decided that my dad’s next computer will be a Chromebox. He basically only uses his PC for browsing, reading his email, posting on Facebook and watching YouTube videos, and at 75 he is finding it increasingly tedious to keep Windows 7 free from viruses and malware…

    At his age, he is also very price conscious, and you really can’t beat the price point of the Chromebox when you take into account the time and money spent to keep a Windows system happy and running…

  • Skirl

    I plan to buy one for my home upstairs as a supplement my Samsung Chromebook. I have a Win 7 desktop and have gotten to the point where I just hate using it because of the slow response times, constant updates and cleaning required, etc. I may keep it for a couple of legacy apps, but the Chromebox is very appealing to me.