The last few weeks have been pretty happening at Google. You have had the new Chromebook Pixel launched, a couple of new low end Chromebooks and also the Chromebook Flip, the first tablet, PC hybrid system. It does look like the Chrome OS is finally taking off and people are scarily realising that they are not really using their computers for anything beyond really browsing the internet. Another interesting Chrome OS enabler is a $100 dongle that Google announced which is called the Chromebit.
It is a simple dongle that basically if you attach to a TV with the right peripherals you can convert that into a PC, similarly you can attach it to a monitor and run the basic Chrome version on it along with a few Chrome apps. In term of specifications, you get 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory in the Chromebit dongle. The dongle does come in several colors for you to pick up in case you like colors. The dongle is powered by a Rockchip 3288 SoC and connects to the internet via WiFi supporting 802.11 AC bands or using Bluetooth 4.0.
The dongle will go on sale sometime this summer and is expected to cost within the Rs 7,000 mark when it does finally come to India.