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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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Asus Computers Have Good Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox. Across all the few processor core computers that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB.

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

The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other computers of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across similar types of PC.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other SSD PCs currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Acer Chromebox CXI[plb_2775942_price], or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2972867_price].

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Two Compatible Memory Cards

The Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of this spec and age. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox. 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.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Asus Chromebox has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this type and age. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Asus computer.

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Narrow

With a width of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is one of the narrower similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox amongst personal computers of this age. The average width of few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox is 180mm, and the widths range from 29mm to 660mm.

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Very Short

Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year the heights range from 27mm to 500mm, and the average height is 190mm. At only 41.9 millimeters, the Asus Chromebox is quite short compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is one of the shallower few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The average depth of desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox is 270mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm.

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Light

At only 600 grams, the Chromebox is fairly light compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. The lightest desktop computer of this type and age is 140g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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The price of the Chromebox has increased by £59.38 in the last 58 days.

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2972867_price] (128GB), the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_3068619_price] (500GB), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny[plb_2974785_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Chromebox has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst few processor core computers of this age. The processor clock speeds of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the 260 G1 mini[pl_2897703_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), the Pavilion Mini 300[pl_2715894_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the 260 G1[pl_2744010_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper) all from HP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Personal computers of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox. Across all the similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox the solid-state drive capacities range from 16GB to 520GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229962_price].

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 500[plb_2767825_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2873107_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Expert Reviews

(65)
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...

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11 September 2015

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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
22 April 2015

Chromebox in comparison to Windows/Mac based PCs or laptops is a different beast as it requires high speed Internet connectivity all the time to make most out of it. If you want to switch to...

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…

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User Reviews

(74)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by James
James would recommend the Asus Chromebox M075U

The system runs very snappy. You don't notice it stuttering even running chrome with 30+ tabs open. The keyboard and mouse worked right out of the box. It starts up quick, one of many bonus' to... Read more…

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…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m107, asus g008, asus m061, asus m107u, asus g008u, asus m061u, asus i34010, asus i34010u, chromeboxm069, chromeboxm061, chromeboxm124, chromeboxm107, chromeboxm119, chromeboxm028, asus c1v4zs00, asus c1v4za00, chromeboxm107u, chromeboxm119u, chromeboxm028u, chromeboxm069u, chromeboxm061u, chromeboxm124u, asus chromeboxm061, asus dphdmilanusb3, asus chromeboxm069, asus chromeboxm119
Barcodes 00886227851928, 00886227892075, 04716659720652, 04716659729488, 04716659744580, 04716659759676, 04716659892076, 04716659914358, 08862278519286

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