Lenovo Makes a Splash at Digital Signage Expo with Ultra-Slim Chromebox Micro

Recently, Lenovo unveiled a new product named Chromebox Micro at the Digital Signage Expo 2023 held in Las Vegas, USA. Lenovo describes the Chromebox Micro as an ultra-slim, reasonably priced media player that delivers high performance. It also boasts proven data security, with ChromeOS facilitating easier remote control and device management.

The Chromebox Micro’s dimensions are a mere 163 x 79 x 19.7mm, making it significantly thinner than many other Chromebox models. It weighs around 450g, almost as light as some smartphones. Powered by the Intel Celeron N4500, a Jasper Lake architecture, 2c2t, 6W processor, it incorporates a fanless cooling design. It has 8GB of memory; while Lenovo has not specified the type, it is presumed to be LPDDR4x, based on the specifications of the Celeron N4500. Storage-wise, it offers 128GB eMMC.

Chrombox Micro

In terms of I/O, the Chromebox Micro is quite versatile. It includes two USB Type-C ports, two USB Type-A ports, one HDMI, one RJ45, and one audio interface. Additionally, it features a Kensington lock slot for security.

The timing and location of the product launch indicate that the Chromebox Micro is specifically designed for digital signage applications. Lenovo states that the Chromebox Micro can support dual 4K displays and is compact enough to fit in tight spaces, making it ideal for enterprise users like designers, marketers, and infrastructure builders. Furthermore, Lenovo is collaborating with Instorescreen to launch a monitor with a designated space for mounting the Chromebox Micro, supporting USB-C single-cable connectivity.

The Chromebox Micro is set to hit select markets in the first quarter of 2024, with a starting price of $219.