Getting the original Google Chromecast should be a good buy as you turn your normal TV into a smart one. However, as the Chromecast 2 came into the picture, you might be wondering if it would be justifiable to buy it as well since it is only a few dollars more than the original. Since the Chromecast already makes it possible to stream content right to your television, many have wondered if the upgrade is really necessary.

At the same time, the release of the Chromecast Ultra has given more option for people with more features to enjoy. You think a faster streaming, Ethernet cable connection, and 4K UHD resolution should be worth the upgrade from the original or even the Chromecast 2? Here are some specs that you might want to see before you decide.

Chromecast Specs

  • HDMI output
  • Marvell Armada processor 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 1500 Mini 88DE3005 SoC
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1080p maximum output video resolution
  • 802.11 b/g/n at 2.4GHz of connectivity
  • Micro USB power adapter

Chromecast 2 Specs

  • HDMI output
  • Marvell Armada processor 1.2GHz dual ARM Cortex-A7 1500 Mini Plus 88DE3006 SoC
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1080p maximum output video resolution
  • 802.11 ac at 2.4GHz and 5GHz variants of connectivity
  • Micro USB power adapter

Considering the specifications presented here, it is noticeable that both have almost the same features. You only have an advantage on the connectivity and a little bit on the processor side. However, if you consider the price, there is only a slight difference. With just a few dollars, you can now get an upgraded Chromecast 2. But what about the Chromecast Ultra, does it really push the experience to a new level? Here are the specs that you might want to know.



Chromecast Ultra Specs

  • 4K Video Support – with this feature, it will come to mind the need for a 4K screen. If you are going to buy the latest Chromecast Ultra, bear in mind that it should require your television to get the upgrade as well.
  • Ethernet Support – the addition of the Ethernet cable port should be a great advantage for many people. This is because it can provide Internet connectivity to your 4K television.

Take note that Wi-Fi routers might have a problem with the required throughput for streaming 4K. While more services providing 4K media, there will still be problems in this area. Having a very weak router or if your TV is just too far, the addition of streaming 4K video will increase the problem. Good thing the Chromecast Ultra is designed to avoid all those problems of connectivity.

If you require a flawless connectivity, the new Chromecast should be the solution to your problem. But, if you think that keeping the original might be sufficient on your end, then you have the freedom to do so. At twice the price of the original, the Chromecast Ultra might not be a personal favorite for many. However, it should become a clear choice for people, once they will realize that faster connection, Ethernet support and 4K video support are what they really need.

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