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HP Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB May 2014
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Boost productivity in the office with the affordable and easy to manage HP Chromebox. Get easy access to data and effortless collaboration with your team using cloud based Google Apps for... More
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14 Reasons For

HP Computers Have Good Reviews

HP is one of the better rated desktop computer brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its few processor core computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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

The HP Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and type 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 few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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 in fact the best storage speed across all PCs of this age and spec.

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec computers that were released more than a year ago. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Chromebox which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the HP Chromebox has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The smallest processor cache of few processor core computers that were released one year ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Chromebox is more than most desktop computers of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly 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 computer.

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Very Short

The HP Chromebox is one of the shorter few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago (only 39 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox the heights range from 27mm to 500mm, and the average height is 190mm.

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Very Shallow

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

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Very Light

The average weight of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox is 4.3kg, and the weights range from 140g to 14kg. The Chromebox is fairly light (only 630 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox.

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2 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of desktop computers of this type and age is 540GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus Vivo Mini UN42 (32GB).

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities amongst PCs of this age. PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebox have solid-state drive capacities of between 16GB and 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 86GB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Chromebox

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

The HP Chromebox has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD (£456.45) (6GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion Mini 300 (2.2GHz and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers j4c97aa, hp 3in1, hp j4c98, hp j4c98a, hp i74600, hp i74600u, j4c97aaabu, j4c97aauuw, j4c97aaabd, j4c97aauug, hp j4c98aa, hp j4c98aaa, hp j4c98aaab, hp j4c98aaabh
Barcodes 00888793209516, 00888793209530, 00888793209554, 00888793209561, 00888793209585, 00888793209622, 00888793209929, 00888793280713, 00889296898658, 08887932807134

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