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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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10 Reasons For

Best Seller

The Chromebox is one the best selling personal computer currently available according to Amazon sales data.

Asus Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus Chromebox has a faster storage speed than most few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most PCs of a similar age and type 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 personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox.

The worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

Alternative SSD personal computers currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus Chromebox ($865.30) which is cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Narrow

Desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox have widths of between 29mm and 660mm, and the average width is 180mm. The Chromebox is one of the narrower similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox (only 124 millimeters) amongst computers of this age.

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Very Short

The heights of personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox range from 27mm to 500mm, and the average height is 190mm. The Asus Chromebox is fairly short (only 41.9 millimeters) compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Shallow

At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly shallow compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox. The shallowest computer of a similar type and age to the Chromebox is 33mm deep and the deepest is 1,100mm.

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Light

At only 600 grams, the Asus Chromebox is very light compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year. Across all the few processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox the weights range from 140g to 16kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox. Across all the computers of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 740MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of computers that have been available for more than a year range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. When compared to other personal computers of this age and spec, the Chromebox's total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If you would prefer a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus UN42 (32GB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other few processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox that we have checked, the Chromebox's processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The processor clock speeds of similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI2 (1.5GHz), or the Shuttle XS35V5 Pro (1.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other computers that were released more than a year ago that we have checked, the Chromebox's maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year have between two and three processor threads, including the Chromebox which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus Chromebox has a quite small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than a year ago. The processor caches of few processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox range from 1MB to 4MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox

Released Over a Year Ago

Asus released the Chromebox over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox.

Alternative 4GB memory desktop computers currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the HP ProDesk 400 G1 SFF.

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

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11 Awards

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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...

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
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 m099, asus m031, asus m031u, asus m099u, asus chromeboxm031, asus chromeboxm099, asus 90ms0052m00310, asus chromeboxm031u, asus chromeboxm099u
Barcodes 04716659758167, 04716659826866
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