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HP Chromebox 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 16GB SSD

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB May 2014
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HP Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

HP few processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.

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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.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most similar spec computers that came out around the same time as it. Most similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to it 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to 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 PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox has a newer internal memory type than most personal computers of this age and spec. This desktop computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year the internal memory type ranges from DDR3-SDRAM to DDR4-SDRAM.

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Chromebox is more than most comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox. The compatible memory cards "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this HP desktop computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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5.1 Audio Output Channel

This PC has a 5.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Narrow

The Chromebox is fairly narrow (only 126 millimeters) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. The narrowest few processor core PC that came out around the same time as the Chromebox is 29mm wide and the widest is 660mm.

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Very Short

Desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox have heights of between 27mm and 500mm. With a height of only 39 millimeters, the Chromebox is quite short compared to most of the other personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Shallow

At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly shallow compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox. The average depth of computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox is 270mm.

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Very Light

The HP Chromebox is one of the lighter computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox (only 630 grams) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. Across all the few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox the weights range from 140g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the HP Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst personal computers of this age.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most personal computers of this age and type have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the HP Chromebox which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Two SATA Connectorss

The HP Chromebox is a two SATA connector personal computer.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer M1-601[plb_3187079_price] (32GB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The internal memory of few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP Chromebox has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox. The average processor clock speed of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebox is 2.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Acer M1-601[plb_3187079_price] (1.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the HP Chromebox has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebox. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox is 16GB and the biggest is 520GB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Chromebox is a two processor thread computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Chromebox is more than most comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox. PCs that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Only One Storage Drive

The Chromebox is a one storage drive personal computer.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Chromebox

Released Over Two Years Ago

This HP desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection 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
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Idle States
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Expert Reviews

(6)
3 April 2015

We admire HP for thinking outside the box, but it's somewhat of an odd choice. ChromeOS is well optimised for low end hardware and while it can slow down with certain apps or web pages, generally... Read more…

23 September 2014

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right personChromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome...

23 February 2015

Opgaven var nem nok at forstå: Find en pc, der er lille, lydløs og effektiv. Slut den til tv-skærmen, og brug den til at streame film og tv ? og i øvrigt efter behov som supplement til... Read more…

14 October 2014

De HP Chromebox CB1-020nd (G9D06EA) is een aardige, compacte mini-computer met veel aansluitingen. Hij is ontworpen voor ChromeOS dat ook op de 16 GB SSD is voorgeïnstalleerd. HP biedt met dit...

23 February 2015

Tanken är inte så dum: Gör en dator som är liten, tyst och snabb och som kan anslutas till tv:n i vardagsrummet för att strömma film och tv. I övrigt ska den fungera som ett supplement till... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Matsuman
Matsuman would recommend the HP Chromebox CB1 (Verified Purchase)

This is for someone who just browse the net and with the capability of working on basic office documents, no virus setup headache and no need to be an operating system expert. This is straight out... Read more…

Reviewed 25 May 2015 by Guy P Helliwell
(Verified Purchase)

Good value,chrome os easy to learn, connectivity simple to make.

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Ian Owen

I felt compelled to write this review. This little device is simply amazing! Plug it in, boots up immediately. Everything is pre-loaded. Google docs, spreadsheet, presentation viewer, email. No... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Mr. S. A. Symons

I bought mine eleswhere, however it is still the same model number. my review comes after 2 weeks daily/nightly heavy use. If you are looking for something to nip around the net with, such as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Roger

Very good machine. But can only put on desk. While Asus similar items have rack included to mount the unit on the back of a monitor...

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