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

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Dec 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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Asus Computers Have Good Reviews

Asus few processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers Asus is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of this spec and age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most few processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. Most few processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time 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.

This desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of desktop computer is HDD.

Alternative SSD computers currently available which you might want to look at include the Asus UN42[plb_3009066_price] which has better reviews.

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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 PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Chromebox which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Chromebox is more than most desktop computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Narrow

Across all the few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox the widths range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly narrow compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Short

With a height of only 41.9 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox. The average height of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebox is 190mm, and the heights range from 27mm to 500mm.

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Very Shallow

Across all the similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebox the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm, and the average depth is 280mm. With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is one of the shallower PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebox amongst personal computers of this age.

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Light

With a weight of only 600 grams, the Asus Chromebox's weight is one of the lightest amongst desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox. The average weight of personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox is 4.7kg, and the weights range from 140g to 16kg.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. When compared to other desktop computers of this age and spec, the total storage capacity of the Asus Chromebox of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus UN42[plb_3009066_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox's internal memory is one of the smallest amongst personal computers of this age and spec.

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_2774411_price] (4GB).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the few processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus Chromebox has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox.

If this few processor core computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebox CXI2[plb_2928064_price] (1.5GHz), the Shuttle XS35V5 Pro[plb_3166247_price] (1.6GHz), or the Asus UN62[plb_2903237_price] (1.9GHz).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox is 17GB. The Chromebox has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox is 16GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 91GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. The Asus Chromebox has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer was released over a year ago.

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Expert Reviews

(61)
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

(63)
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…

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Wilburterton
Wilburterton would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U

It is so very fast and the setup was so simple. My old computer speakers and monitor work perfectly with out any special setup. I bought a cheap Walmart wireless key board and mouse my old one... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m060, asus m060u, chromeboxm060, chromeboxm118, chromeboxm067, chromeboxm115, chromeboxm118u, chromeboxm067u, chromeboxm115u, chromeboxm060u, asus chromeboxm004, asus chromeboxm106, asus chromeboxm060, asus chromeboxm067, asus chromeboxm115, asus chromeboxm067u, asus chromeboxm115u, asus chromeboxm004u, asus chromeboxm106u, asus chromeboxm060u, generic chromeboxm106, generic chromeboxm106u
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