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Lenovo Chromebox 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Dec 2015
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The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny desktop is one of the first 1L desktops in the industry. Complete with flexible mounting solutions, including support for standard VESA mounts, the Chromebox... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 computer. Most of the other new computers have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Lenovo few processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most few processor core computers that were released in the last year. 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 amongst all few processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of computer.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Short

The shortest few processor core PC that was released in the last year is 33mm high and the tallest is 500mm. The Lenovo Chromebox is one of the shorter similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox (only 34.5 millimeters) amongst PCs of this age.

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Very Light

At only 950 grams, the Chromebox is quite light compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox. The weights of new few processor core computers range from 530g to 15kg.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other recently released PCs that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Chromebox's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 100 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of new few processor core computers range from 100MHz to 690MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 800 megahertz, the Chromebox has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the new similar spec personal computers the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Chromebox has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of latest few processor core computers is 42GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of recently released few processor core computers is 16GB and the biggest is 1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released desktop computers.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (£386.98) (128GB), or the Lenovo M700 Tiny (£441.89) (128GB).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo Chromebox has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The average processor clock speed of few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.7GHz.

If this few processor core PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Asus K20CE (£190.00) (1.6GHz).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox is 4GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other latest personal computers.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the comparable spec PCs that were released in the last 12 months the solid-state drive capacities range from 16GB to 260GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 110GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo Chromebox is a two processor thread PC. Most of the other recently released similar spec personal computers have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo Chromebox has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. Few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Chromebox has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core computers that were released in the last year. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this PC.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Chromebox

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Chromebox has a pretty average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£299.99) (6GB), the Alienware Alpha (£541.03) (8GB), or the HP 400 G3 SFF (£785.44) (8GB).

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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Expert Reviews

(8)
3 December 2015

Lenovo brings Chrome OS to desktops in a compact form factor. The Chromebox Tiny joins Lenovo's Tiny-in-One ecosystem, allowing users to create a modular all-in-one desktop. The micro PC form...

Fast performance
Modular setup
Ships with keyboard and mouse
Compact design that can stand vertically or lay horizontally
Speedy hardware
No memory card reader
Limited storage
No internal expansion
On the pricey side for a chromebox
Only 16GB local storage
2 December 2015

Lenovo brings Chrome OS to desktops in a compact form factor. The Chromebox Tiny joins Lenovo's Tiny-in-One ecosystem, allowing users to create a modular all-in-one desktop. The micro PC form...

16 October 2015

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny Desktop is a dependable, quick machine that costs a little extra for more power than most Chrome OS users likely need. Still, it should appeal to business...

17 September 2015

The ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny gets the Chromebox recipe right: a tiny OS inside a tiny case for a tiny price. Read More?...

Computershopper.com

16 September 2015

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox doesn't exactly inspire, but if you or your employees need simple online access, it performs well for a very small investment...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Steve W.
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This review assumes that readers understand the benefits and intended use of Chrome OS devices. Since all Chromebooks and Chromeboxes run the same OS, with the same features, the only differences... Read more…

This is the only Chromebox I've found so far, with a 5th-generation Intel Core 3 (Broadwell) processor, and it is considerably faster than previously-available Chromeboxes, with a Google Octane score
It's built like a tank, out of the same type of thick sheet steel as found in typical desktop tower cases. The case design is shared with Lenovo's 1L Tiny" form-factor Windows PCs, designed for comme
It comes with a decent Chrome OS membrane keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad, and with a basic scroll-wheel mouse. Both are USB hard-wired, not wireless. The full keyboard with numeric keypad is a ra
The system board is populated with one 4GB SO-DIMM, and it has one free SO-DIMM slot, although 4GB is plenty for Chrome OS. The 16GB LiteON SSD is plugged into a M.2 slot and could be easily upgraded
It includes WiFi and Bluetooth, thanks to another slot populated with an Intel combo card. There's one external WiFi antenna on the rear, and an internal antenna on the front, behind a thin, smoked pl
There is a punch-out in the chassis rear for a SD-Card reader, but no reader is installed. This is likely a security precaution for its intended commercial customers
It would have been nice if the keyboard and mouse were wireless
It's larger than necessary for a Chromebox, due to sharing the same 1L (one liter volume) case with Lenovo's Windows products, designed as a family for commercialeducational use
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Display panel is basic with not great black levels

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ddr3, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo 10h80001, lenovo 10h80001g, lenovo 10h80001ge
Barcodes 00889561790007, 00889800211089

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