Google and its hardware partners on Tuesday revealed a set of new, low-cost Chrome OS devices. There are two traditional laptops, one from Hisense and one from Haier, each costing $150 and sporting an 11.6-inch screen. Their specs are comparable — Haier's has a slower processor and better battery life, but Hisense's appears to have a higher-resolution screen. Next there's the Asus Chromebook Flip, which costs $250, comes with a smaller screen but flips around to become like a tablet, and weighs less than 2 pounds.
Perhaps the most intriguing option is the Asus Chromebit, a tiny $100 dongle that you can plug into any HDMI display to turn it into a Chrome OS computer — essentially like a Chromecast, but it does way more. Sure, there's not a lot of processing power or internal storage, but if all you need to do is check email, look up things on Wikipedia and watch a show on Netflix, the Chromebit should be more than enough. No word on availability just yet.