Lenovo has unveiled the Chromebox Micro, a small PC measuring 162 x 79 x 20 mm. The Chromebox Micro, which is about the size of an iPhone 15 Pro Max or Galaxy S23 Ultra, has multiple ports, a contemporary Intel processor, and the ability to simultaneously output to two 4K monitors.
Lenovo’s most recent attempt at a mini-PC is the Chromebox Micro, which is substantially smaller than the IdeaCentre Mini that it unveiled at CES 2023. The Chromebox Micro measures 162 x 79 mm, which is roughly the same height and width as the Galaxy S23 Ultra (currently retailing for US$1,309 on Amazon), according to the company’s press release. Nevertheless, the former has a 20 mm case depth to accommodate ports such as an Ethernet connection, making it noticeably thicker than the latter.
The Intel Celeron N4500 processor, which combines two processing cores with a UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU) iGPU across a 6 W TDP, can still fit inside the Chromebox Micro despite its size. As a result, the mini-PC’s HDMI and USB Type-C ports can power two 4K monitors at once. Lenovo has also added two USB Type-A ports for attaching accessories like a keyboard and mouse.
As an illustration, Lenovo pre-installs ChromeOS Kiosk, indicating that the company intends to use the Chromebox Micro for digital signage or a related purpose. In light of this, Lenovo and Instorescreen have teamed to produce 15.6- and 21.5-inch inFLEX touchscreen panels that can house the Chromebox Micro. Lenovo plans to launch the Chromebox Micro for about US $219 in Q1 2024.