Asus is one of the most popular manufacturers of Chrome OS devices. The Taiwanese company took to CES 2021 to announce three new Chromebooks, one of which has a gamer aesthetic. But that’s not all. It also added a Chromebox to the mix that looks very much like a Wi-Fi router: the Asus Fanless Chromebox.

The compact Chrome OS machine can be mounted on the back of a monitor with the help of a lockable VESA mount, as shown in the image below. The chassis is made of aluminum for added durability. In terms of hardware, users have a few processors to choose from, starting at an entry-level Celeron 5205U and going up to an Intel Core i7-10510U processor. It can be configured with up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.

No, this isn’t a router, it’s the Fanless Chromebox by Asus

Like the Asus Chromebox 4, the Fanless Chromebox can power up to three 4K displays. If a good variety of ports is a must for you, it won’t disappoint. Depending on which variant you go for, you’ll have a slightly different selection. The Celeron variant has three USB 3.2 and 2 USB 2.0 ports, whereas the Core variants will have five USB 3.2 ports. The remaining ports common for both variants include one USB-C, two HDMI, one Ethernet, a microSD slot, and a legacy RS-232 serial port.

Given the practical design, powerful internals, and healthy selection of ports, the Asus Fanless Chromebox could be the ideal machine for certain work environments. It starts at $399 and will be available in the US from February.