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Acer Chromebox CXI 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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Acer Chromebox CXI Review - (CXI-2GKM) Includes keyboard and mouse for around $150
Acer Chromebox CXI Review

9 Reasons For

Good Brand

Few processor core personal computers produced by Acer have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just few processor core personal computers) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox CXI is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3GB. At 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI.

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

Most few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Chromebox CXI which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox CXI has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of a similar age and type to it. This desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most PCs that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 medium is in fact the best storage speed across all PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI.

Across comparable types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

There are a number of other SSD PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper PCs such as the Asus VM42[plb_2958922_price].

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox CXI has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. Most few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Desktop computers of this type and age internal memory types range from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebox CXI is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Four Processor Threads

The Acer Chromebox CXI is a four processor thread PC.

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Shallow

The depths of personal computers of this age and spec range from 33mm to 1,100mm. At only 57.7 millimeters, the Acer Chromebox CXI is very shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Few processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebox CXI is 100MHz, the fastest is 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox CXI has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CXI.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the computers of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 550GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CXI.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus VM42[plb_2958922_price] (32GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2792845_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox CXI the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Chromebox CXI has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo M73[plb_3254981_price] (3GHz), the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro[plb_2791610_price] (3.1GHz), or the HP ProDesk 600 G1[plb_2945530_price] (3.2GHz).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago. Few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebox CXI have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The solid-state drive capacities of few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CXI range from 16GB to 520GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox CXI is 27GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst PCs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Chromebox CXI.

We compared all the other 4GB memory desktop computers to this PC and we think the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2414768_price], and the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2457298_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Acer computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2837780_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

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5 October 2015

It comes with a keyboard and mouse both of which are USB, and, a mains lead.There is a small fitment provided to go on the bass to aid stability but in my tests it was not required. The sides, top... Read more…

Decent feature set
Includes keyboard and mouse, as well as stand and mounting bracket
Performance is enhanced with an Intel Core 3 4030U processor
Snappy performance
Quick bootup times
Only 16GB of local storage
Pricey for a Chromebox
Pricey
Limited upgradability
Inconveniently placed power and headphone jack
11 June 2015

The Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM packs a Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM, which is great for video conferencing, but makes it's too expensive for a Chrome-based desktop...

There's a lot to like about Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, not least their small sizes and generally small price tags. But does Acer's top-of-the-line offering, the Chromebox CXI-i38GKM, offer...

31 January 2015

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Chrome OS has revolutionized the way we look at "inexpensive" and "capable" in the computing world. After producing some truly long lasting laptops, including the Acer Chromebook 13, the Taiwanese... Read more…

31 January 2015

The Acer Chromebox CXI can turn any monitor or HDTV into a capable cloud-based computer...

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17 December 2014

The new Dell Chromebox is a speedy and powerful little device that runs Chrome OS smoothly via its Core i3 processor. Chromebooks are everywhere, but what if you don't need to be mobile and...

15 December 2014

The Acer Chromebox CXI-4GKM is a good pick for casual Web-focused users who don't need a full Windows desktop...

8 April 2015

De såkaldte Chromebooks bliver stadig mere populære. Det er bærbare computere, der kører Googles eget styresystem, Chrome OS ? deraf navnet. En Chromebook er kort sagt en Chrome-browser... Read more…

8 April 2015

En datortyp som blir allt populärare är så kallade Chromebook. Det rör sig om enklare datorer som använder Googles operativsystem Chrome OS. Lite förenklat kan en Chromebook liknas vid... Read more…

29 December 2014

Under 2013 och 2014 har det gått segt för pc-branschen. Med ett undantag. Små så kallade Chromebook säljer bra. Det här är billiga och enkla bärbara som kör Googles operativsystem Chrome... Read more…

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