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Acer Chromebox CXI
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Acer Chromebox CXI 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Nov 2014
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Like the C7 Chromebook series, the Acer Chromebox CXI is fast; it boots up in about 8 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode thanks to the 16GB Solid State Drive. For those who don t... More
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6 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

On average Acer few processor cores computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PCs produced by Acer.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years.

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SSD Storage Media

The Acer Chromebox CXI has an SSD storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most PCs of a comparable age and type 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 media is actually the best storage speed amongst all computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI.

The worst storage speed amongst similar types of personal computer is HDD.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Chromebox CXI is more than most computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by similar spec PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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4.0 LE Bluetooth Version

This personal computer has a 4.0 LE bluetooth version, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Chromebox CXI has a greater number of placements than most computers of this type and age. This computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox CXI.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of few processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 28GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the few processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 800MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Acer Chromebox CXI has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The Chromebox CXI has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Across all the few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CXI the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Acer Chromebox CXI is a two number of SATA III connectors personal computer.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 2TB. When compared to other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox CXI that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Chromebox CXI of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CXI that we have checked the internal memory of, the Chromebox CXI's internal memory of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Computers of this spec and age have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of personal computers of this spec and age is 2.8GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebox CXI's processor frequency is one of the slowest amongst few processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI.

There are a number of alternative 1.4GHz processor clock speed computers currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX BI320.

If this personal computer processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE (1.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Acer Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacitys (only 16 gigabytes) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Across all the few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI the solid-state drive capacitys range from 8GB to 260GB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Chromebox CXI is a two processor threads computer. Most of the other few processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI have between one and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox CXI have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Acer Chromebox CXI has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of this age and type. This desktop computer has a 1x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Acer Chromebox CXI is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity computer. Most of the other computers of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Cabling Technology
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DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Expansion Slots
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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Power
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Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(12)
5 October 2015

It comes with a keyboard and mouse both of which are USB, and, a mains lead.There is a small fitment provided to go on the bass to aid stability but in my tests it was not required. The sides, top... Read more…

Decent feature set
Includes keyboard and mouse, as well as stand and mounting bracket
Performance is enhanced with an Intel Core 3 4030U processor
Snappy performance
Quick bootup times
Only 16GB of local storage
Pricey for a Chromebox
Pricey
Limited upgradability
Inconveniently placed power and headphone jack
11 June 2015

The Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM packs a Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM, which is great for video conferencing, but makes it's too expensive for a Chrome-based desktop...

There's a lot to like about Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, not least their small sizes and generally small price tags. But does Acer's top-of-the-line offering, the Chromebox CXI-i38GKM, offer...

31 January 2015

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Chrome OS has revolutionized the way we look at "inexpensive" and "capable" in the computing world. After producing some truly long lasting laptops, including the Acer Chromebook 13, the Taiwanese... Read more…

31 January 2015

The Acer Chromebox CXI can turn any monitor or HDTV into a capable cloud-based computer...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Anonymous
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I would not hesitate to purchase Acer products, if they are monitors. My past purchases of Acer Monitors have been good. On another hand, my experience with Acer Chromebooks was bad. The first... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers cxi2gk, cxi2gkm
Barcodes 00887899794018, 00887899943379, 04053162935396, 04713147719006, 04713147761524, 04713147772933, 08878997940188

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