Apr 24 AT 11:11 AM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Asus Cube with Google TV now available for purchase


Previously announced at CES as the Asus Qube, the new Asus Cube with Google TV is now available from online retailers for $139. We are huge fans of Google TV so we always welcome new hardware OEMs to the platform, but I’m not convinced yet that the Asus Cube is the best device available. Other Google TV devices with similar specs are selling for $99, so we don’t see any major reason for the $40 premium that Asus is charging.

The Asus Cube is definitely one of the coolest looking Google TV boxes we have seen, but this might not be the best time to purchase a Google TV device. The current crop of Google TV boxes (including the Asus Cube) are lacking in the CPU department and the Google TV platform is still based on the older Android 3.2 build.

Google has hinted that there might be some big updates to the Google TV platform coming next month at Google IO, so it might be wise to wait a couple weeks and see what gets announced.

For additional details on the Asus Cube head over to the official site and check out this 20 minute hands-on video.

Via: Amazon

Source: Asus Cube

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  • epps720

    I’m holding out hope that Google comes out with a revamped Nexus Q at I/O this year with Google TV included

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I have heard the name “Nexus Play” tossed around, but don’t know what to make of it. With the recent Google Games leaks, it’s possible that Google could be working on a Google TV box that doubles as a home game console.

      • epps720

        that would be awesome. Hope Google gets the right price point

  • uzunoff

    If true, I would hope that this will be top of the line console to compete with the big two; Xbox and PlayStation.
    Not a scaled down version for legacy games. Nothing wrong with legacy games, I just like top of the line graphics.

  • WatcherJohn

    I may get one -just- to see how much of a fit my son (Apple TV) will throw ;)

  • Andrew

    whatever happened to the Archos TV Connect? I was hoping to get my hands on one of those and hook my slingbox up with it!

  • Nathan D.

    I wouldn’t mind trying out Google TV, I would be interesting to see how far they progress in this field.

  • donger

    Needs a price drop then I’ll hop on this Google TV.

  • Ray

    When you hook up your cable box do and you select live tv on the Asus do you still get the channel guide from your cable box