First Asus Chromebox review: For $179, it “delivers excellent performance”

One of the first reviews of the $179 Asus Chromebox(s goog) appeared online Wednesday, coming from the well-respected Anand Lal Shimpi at AnandTech. While Shimpi rightly notes the current limitations of Google’s Chrome OS as desktop platform, he finds that what the small computer does do it does well. With solid performance and general strength against viruses, Shimpi says the Asus Chromebox is easy to recommend for those wanting to live in Google Chrome. We discuss the Asus Chromebox further on this week’s Chrome Show podcast.