Asus has good average reviews for its few processor cores computers as well as across its entire computer range.
SSD Storage Media
The Asus Chromebox has an SSD storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox.
The worst storage speed amongst similar types of PC is HDD.
With a weight of only 600 grams, the Asus Chromebox is one of the lighter personal computers of a similar type and age to the Chromebox amongst PCs of this age. Across all the few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 530g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg.
8 Reasons Against
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Across all the personal computers that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst few processor cores computers of this age.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox range from 200MHz to 800MHz.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of few processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 2TB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
Alternative 16GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox[plb_2403419_price].
+5 More reasons against
Quite Slow Processor Frequency
When compared to other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox that we have checked, the Asus Chromebox's processor frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The processor frequencys of few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.8GHz.
Personal computers with a faster processor frequency that might be worth looking at include the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE[plb_2559789_price] (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The Chromebox has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox. Across all the computers of this age and type the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB.
Only Two Processor Threadss
The Chromebox is a two processor threads PC.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The Chromebox has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago. The average processor cache of few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox is 2.9MB.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this few processor cores computer was released.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
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Unbelievably slick running of KODIOpenELEC
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
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Noremachtims would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U (Verified Purchase)
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