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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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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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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Asus has good average ratings for its few processor cores computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on few processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst few processor cores computers of this age. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Media

The Chromebox has an SSD storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most PCs of this age and type. 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 desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

The worst storage speed across similar types of desktop computer is HDD.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox. The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of this age and spec is 0.51MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Asus Chromebox is more than most desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly 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 desktop computer.

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Light

Across all the few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox the weights range from 600g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. When compared to other few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago, the weight of the Asus Chromebox of only 600 grams is one of the lightest.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of personal computers of this age and type is 28GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of few processor cores computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 800MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of computers of this type and age range from 4GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Chromebox has a very small total storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers of this age and type is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB. The maximum internal memory of the Asus Chromebox of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox is 91GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox

Released Over Two Years Ago

This few processor cores PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
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® 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® 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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Display Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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...

Kitguru.net

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
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 apple m020, apple m020u, asus i75500, apple i74600, asus i75500u, chromeboxm063, chromeboxm029, apple i74600u, chromeboxm029u, chromeboxm063u, apple chromeboxm020, asus 90ms00g1m00090, apple chromeboxm020u
Barcodes 04716659720669, 04716659729495, 04716659744597

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