The Mac mini-like Chromebox 3 is notable due to the presence of the 8th generation Intel Core "i" processors (no word on which yet), which are still yet to appear on a host of popular Windows 10 PCs. Given the form factor, it will likely be quite affordable.
In terms of design, ASUS stuck to the same general look and shape of its previous Chromeboxes.
After being last significantly updated in 2015, ASUS at CES today unveiled the Chromebox 3. This model comes with 8th-generation Intel Premium Silver and Celeron processors, a changeable I/O port for COM or VGA, as well as USB-C. Compact and lightweight, it measures 114 x 114 x 49mm and weighs just 1.54lbs. There's USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C for fast data transfers, as well as dual-band WiFi, Gigabit LAN, and DDR4-2400 memory.
Just as attractive but somewhat larger is the ASUS PB40 Mini PC, which builds upon the PN40 by offering a bit more features.
The ASUS PB40 Mini PC offers unparalleled connectivity with up to six USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C™ ports and a flexible I/O port design with VGA/DP/COM/HDMI support. The model features an 8th-generation Intel Premium Silver process, though you can also get a fanless version with an Intel Celeron if you'd prefer silent operation. In addition to its compact design, the PB40 supports optional stackable modules such as optical drives to provide space-saving versatility for a wide range of usage scenarios.
The new Tinker Board S features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage, while retaining the same board size and component placement as the original Tinker Board. ASUS will have more details about its Tinker Board S soon, as well as demonstrations during its time at CES 2018. On display at the ASUS showcase room were two demos illustrating some of the ways the powerful Tinker Board S can turn ideas into reality. Pricing for the other products hasn't been revealed yet.