This Asus PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both PC Mag and Computershopper.com, both of which said that this desktop computer was fantastic.
An additional two expert review sites both endorsed this PC. This few processor cores PC received a "Highly Recommended" award from Avforums.com, confirming their endorsement and the reviewer at Ua.gecid.com wrote that it was pioneering and gave it an "Innovation Award".
Chromebox owners on average rated this desktop computer as outstanding.
Several Asus Chromebox reviewers who purchased the Asus Chromebox concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their Asus Chromebox review “The Asus Chromebox M004U ($179) is a great alternative to buying yet another cheap Windows desktop”. Pcmag.com also said “The Asus Chromebox M004U is a great alternative to buying yet another cheap Windows desktop and it's a steal for the price”. Expert Reviews mentioned in their review of this PC “Very cheap” .
A number of Asus Chromebox owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was cheap. Digitalone.com.sg said in their review of this PC “Small and inexpensive” . Three years ago expert website Liliputing.com wrote “Over the past few years, almost every major PC maker has released a low-cost laptop or two running Google's Chrome operating system.” in their review of this PC. Itproportal.com mentioned also three years ago “Most of all inexpensive desktop PC” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
Three Asus Chromebox owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Three years ago Cnet.com said “For its low starting price, you get a decent performance for everyday tasks” in their Asus Chromebox review. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review “The one on test here is the more reasonably priced £208 version, powered by a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Gadgets.ndtv.com scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Asus Chromebox “Chrome OS devices should be lightweight, affordable, easy to use”.
Some Asus Chromebox owners who reviewed this PC reckoned that it was compact. Cnet.com rated the product 70 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.com “The Asus Chromebox puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box”. Expert review site Pcquest.com said two years ago “Compact, VESA Mount, performanceCons” in their review of the Asus Chromebox. Expert review site Thetechy.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their Asus Chromebox review “What is good about this piece is that it is small and looks compact”.
A few people who purchased it concluded that it was lightweight. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg wrote “These stripped-down laptops run Google's lightweight Chrome OS”.
Two Asus Chromebox owners considered that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert website Gadgetshow.channel5.com rated it 4 stars and wrote “Asus has jam-packed it full of decent tech, including super-speed USB 3.0 and an SD card reader.” in their Asus Chromebox review. Three years ago expert website Thetechy.com mentioned “It has 4 USB ports, HDMI port”.
One person who purchased the Asus Chromebox concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Chrome OS gives you a quick way onto the Internet, plus Web apps from Google” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
One Asus Chromebox owner who purchased this PC considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Two years ago Avforums.com wrote “Excellent connectivity”.
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Acceptable Noise Level
Some people concluded that the Asus Chromebox was quiet. Expert Reviews mentioned “Very small and almost silent” in their Asus Chromebox review and gave it a score of 4 stars.
Easy to Use
Several people mentioned in their reviews that this PC was easy to use. Expert review site Liliputing.com mentioned “They're cheaper, easy to use”. One person wrote in their reviews that this PC was easy to use the menus.
On average Asus few processor cores computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all computers manufactured by Asus.
One person considered that it was well made. Itproportal.com said “The first Chromebox from Asus is a solid, compact, quiet” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.1GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released one year ago.
One Asus Chromebox reviewer said in their reviews that the Asus Chromebox was good looking. Expert website Liliputing.com mentioned in their review “Google has made a pretty compelling case for Chrome OS as a laptop operating system”.
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 desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
SSD Storage Media
The Chromebox has a faster storage speed than most similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year. This computer has an SSD storage media, whereas most few processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to it 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.
An SSD storage media is actually the best storage speed across all personal computers of this age and spec.
An HDD storage media is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Has One Memory Slots
The number of memory slots found on the Asus Chromebox is more than most few processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago. The most commonly found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this PC. The memory slotss 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.
The weights of personal computers that were released more than a year ago range from 140g to 16kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg. When compared to other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox, the weight of the Chromebox of only 600 grams is one of the lightest.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 100MHz and 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz. The Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox's total storage capacity is one of the smallest amongst few processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. The total storage capacitys of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 560GB.
Very Slow Processor Frequency
The processor frequencys of comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.9GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB. When compared to other computers of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox that we have checked the maximum internal memory of, the Chromebox's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the Chromebox.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.
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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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