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Acer Chromebox CXI2

Acer Chromebox CXI2 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB Jun 2015
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The Acer Chromebox brings the speed and security of Chrome OS to you. On the Chromebox your data is always synced and safe. Plus, there are thousands of useful apps available to help you work and... More
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9 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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

Most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox CXI2 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer Chromebox CXI2 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox CXI2 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The best internal memory type of all desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox CXI2 is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Acer Chromebox CXI2 is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox CXI2 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

The Acer Chromebox CXI2 is one of the narrower desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CXI2 (only 129.5 millimeters) amongst PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI2 the widths range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 165.1 millimeters, the Chromebox CXI2 is one of the shallower few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI2 amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI2 the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm, and the average depth is 280mm.

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Short

The Chromebox CXI2 is very short (only 33.02 millimeters) compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The shortest few processor core computer that was released more than a year ago is 27mm high and the tallest is 500mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 100 megahertz, the Chromebox CXI2's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst personal computers that have been around for more than a year. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI2 range from 100MHz to 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers of this spec and age is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 800 megahertz, the Acer Chromebox CXI2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Computers of this age and type have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB. The Chromebox CXI2 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI2.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI2 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox CXI2. The internal memory of desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox CXI2 range from 2GB to 16GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GB memory computers currently available including the Asus Chromebox which is cheaper.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Acer Chromebox CXI2 ($226.63) (4GB).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CXI2 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebox CXI2 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

If this Acer PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Shuttle XS35V5 Pro (1.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most similar spec PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and three processor threads, including the Acer Chromebox CXI2 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI2 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The processor caches of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI2 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI2

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 22 April 2016 by John T.
(Verified Purchase)

It would be nice If I could buy it without key boards or mice...

Reviewed 20 November 2016 by Robert C.
(Verified Purchase)

I use multiple Chromeboxes in my business for a range of business and media applications. I have been using the Asus 2G version and HP 4G versions. The HP 4G version is worth the extra $10-$15... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Jeff p.

As long as you understand what a chromebox is and does, then you will really like this. Being online with the knowledge of full security and not picking up any viruses is a great feeling whether... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer dtz0kek003
Barcodes 00888863261840
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