Google has quietly launched its new Chromebox for Meetings. This Core i-7 Asus Chromebox setup retails for $999 and is available in the U.S. starting today. Basically, that’s the price that companies have to spend for a single meeting room. According to Google, with Chromebox for Meetings, companies can outfit 10 rooms or more with a powerful device for holding virtual meetings with Google Hangouts and Google Apps powering virtual meetings.
Built on the principles of speed, simplicity and security which Google Chrome is known for, Chromebox for Meetings is aimed at making the holding of meetings easier to join while at the same time allowing employees to attend from practically anywhere in the world using any device that runs Google Hangouts and other Google apps.
As for its hardware configurations, Chromebox for Meetings is packed with an Intel i7-based Chromebox, four USB ports and Logitech HD camera with full HD capability that is said to be capable of switching from one resolution to another depending on the current bandwith. Chromebox for Meetings also comes with a microphone with volume controls, built-in DSP and another remote control with a full QWERTY keyboard. This microphone is connected to the Chromebox by way of a small USB adapter.
Google also said that CDW and SYNNEX will be making Chromebox for Meetings available to customers and resellers. While HP and DELL which previously released their own Chromebox setups earlier will make the meetings functionality available to their devices.
via [Google Chrome Blog]