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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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3 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

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.

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Light

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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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 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.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Chromebox is a two processor threads PC.

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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.

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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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Graphics
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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® 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
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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
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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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Expert Reviews

(65)
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

Avforums.com

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
22 April 2015

Chromebox in comparison to Windows/Mac based PCs or laptops is a different beast as it requires high speed Internet connectivity all the time to make most out of it. If you want to switch to...

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…

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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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