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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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13 Reasons For

Top Seller

Across all personal computers, the Chromebox is one the fastest selling products currently available for sale.

Asus Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 211 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Chromebox which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Recent Price Drop of £11.54

In the last 34 days the Chromebox has dropped in price by £11.54.

SSD Storage Medium

The Asus Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most computers of this type and age. Most PCs of this type and age have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox.

Across comparable types of personal computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative SSD personal computers currently available including the Asus Vivo Mini UN42[plb_2736372_price] which is cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Compatible Memory Cards

The Asus Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of this spec and age. The compatible memory card "MMC" is also supported by this Asus desktop computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebox. The narrowest comparable spec personal computer that was released more than a year ago is 29mm wide and the widest is 660mm.

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Very Short

Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year the heights range from 27mm to 500mm, and the average height is 190mm. At only 41.9 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly short compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Very Shallow

Few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox have depths of between 33mm and 1,100mm, and the average depth is 270mm. With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the Asus Chromebox is one of the shallower personal computers of this age and spec amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Light

The average weight of few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year is 4.3kg, and the weights range from 140g to 14kg. The Chromebox is quite light (only 600 grams) compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Asus Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox. The total storage capacity of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox range from 8GB to 3TB.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Vivo Mini UN42[pl_2736372_price] (32GB and cheaper), or the VM42[pl_2958922_price] (32GB and cheaper) both from Asus.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Chromebox has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.4 gigahertz) amongst few processor core computers of this age. Across all the few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz.

If this few processor core PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebox CXI2[plb_2928064_price] (1.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released one year ago.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Chromebox is a two processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. The Chromebox has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Expert Reviews

(29)
17 November 2016

The ASUS Chromebox 2-G084U is a nifty little device. Essentially a mini-PC, similar to the Gigabyte BRIX or Intel NUC families, it runs ChromeOS rather than Windows.It is well-designed, too, with...

Kitguru.net

11 September 2015

Avforums.com

Essentially the Chromebox is another small form factor PC running Google's Chrome OS (Operating System). The idea behind Chrome OS is that it's very light, free of viruses and fast to boot, with... Read more…

Unbelievably slick running of KODIOpenELEC
Excellent connectivity
SSD is a huge plus
It will play almost anything
Perhaps a bit pricey for a dedicated media box
Alternative OS installation method might put off some
3 July 2015

A charming little Chrome OS-based PC with surprisingly sprightly performance...

Expert Reviews

Very small and almost silent
Decent performance
Chrome OS makes a good desktop OS
Very cheap
Chrome OS native and web, based apps only
Print setup a hassle
2 April 2015

The underlying hardware is very similar to Chromebooks ? the M093U features a 1.4GHz dual core Intel Celeron 2955U CPU with a TDP of 15W. It's also got very basic Intel HD Graphics, 2GB of RAM and... Read more…

This Chromebox is supplied exactly as described. Wireless keyboard and mouse with 1 USB nano receiver, batteries, VESA mounting bracket and screws all included. What a great deal! Keyboard really... Read more…

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User Reviews

(63)
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by ModoGiz
ModoGiz would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U

This little Chromebox can do 90% of what a PC can do and at 1/3 the price...

Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Sportbud
Sportbud would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U (Verified Purchase)

I needed a replacement computer for my shop and was reluctant to replace a worn out system with a costly PC to be put in a garage.This fit the bill. Ordered it in-store and it arrived quickly.... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2014 by TommyG
TommyG would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U

I was given a CR-48 by Google years ago. It was finally going. I should have bought this months ago. So simple, very small and a great value...

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Noremachtims
Noremachtims would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U (Verified Purchase)

I love this setup for my bedroom television. It works like a champ on netflix as well as other sites in hi-def. I bought it with a wireless keyboard and mouse, and I was on the web in no time. It... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Wilburterton
Wilburterton would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U

It is so very fast and the setup was so simple. My old computer speakers and monitor work perfectly with out any special setup. I bought a cheap Walmart wireless key board and mouse my old one... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m099, asus m031, asus m031u, asus m099u, chromeboxm031, chromeboxm031u, asus chromeboxm099, asus chromeboxm031, asus 90ms0052m00310, asus chromeboxm031u, asus chromeboxm099u
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