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

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Jan 2015
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Easy out-of-the-box setup, integrated virus and malware protection and feature-enhancing updates, ASUS Chromebox starts up in seconds to get you to your favorite websites and apps instantly.It... More
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7 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Asus is one of the superior PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good ratings for its few processor cores computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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

The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC.

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SSD Storage Media

The Asus Chromebox has a faster storage speed than most computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This personal computer has an SSD storage media, whereas most desktop computers of this age and type have an HDD storage media. 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.

This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox.

The worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on few processor cores computers that are a similar age to it.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Chromebox is more than most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Light

The Chromebox is one of the lighter similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year (only 600 grams) amongst few processor cores computers of this age. The lightest PC that was launched around the same time as the Chromebox is 140g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox range from 8GB to 3TB. The Chromebox has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

We compared this PC to all the other 16GB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think the Asus Chromebox[plb_2403418_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other few processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year that we have assessed, the internal memory of the Chromebox of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Chromebox has a very slow processor frequency (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. The average processor frequency of PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Chromebox has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox. Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Chromebox is a two processor threads PC. Most of the other few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox have between two and three processor threadss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Computers of this type and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus Chromebox

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
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Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Colour of Product
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Product Type
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® 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® 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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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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
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Display Included
AC Adapter Included
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

8 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(33)
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
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…

This Chromebox is supplied exactly as described. Wireless keyboard and mouse with 1 USB nano receiver, batteries, VESA mounting bracket and screws all included. What a great deal! Keyboard really... 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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m060, asus m060u, chromeboxm118, chromeboxm115, chromeboxm067, chromeboxm106, chromeboxm060, chromeboxm013u, chromeboxm106u, chromeboxm060u, chromeboxm118u, chromeboxm115u, chromeboxm067u, asus chromeboxm115, asus chromeboxm067, asus chromeboxm060, asus chromeboxm106, asus chromeboxm067u, asus chromeboxm060u, asus chromeboxm106u, asus chromeboxm115u, generic chromeboxm106, generic chromeboxm106u
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