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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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21 Reasons For

Eleven Industry Awards

Experts in desktop computers really like this desktop computer and have given it eleven awards.

Hothardware.com, Expert Reviews, Gagadget.com and Alphr.com all endorse this Asus personal computer and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This few processor core computer received an "Editor's Choice" from both PC Mag and Computershopper.com, both of which thought that this personal computer was fantastic.

The writers at two more expert review sites liked this Asus desktop computer. This computer received a "Highly Recommended" award from Avforums.com, confirming their endorsement and the expert at Ua.gecid.com decided that it was innovative and gave it an "Innovation Award".

The experts at three more expert review sites all thought that this desktop computer was good. Kitguru.net gave this Asus computer a "Worth Buying" award, it received a "Best in Test" award from Pcforalla.idg.se and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Good Product" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and computershopper.com this computer has an overall expert rating of 77 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This personal computer has an outstanding average user rating based on 75 user reviews.

Good Size

Four Asus Chromebox reviewers said in their reviews that the product was compact. Cnet.com said in their review “The Asus Chromebox puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box”. Expert website Pcquest.com said in November last year “Compact, VESA Mount, performanceCons” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Thetechy.com wrote “What is good about this piece is that it is small and looks compact” in their review and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.

Some customers who reviewed this PC concluded that it was lightweight. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg said “These stripped-down laptops run Google's lightweight Chrome OS” in their Asus Chromebox review.

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Good Connectivity

Several people reckoned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Expert review site Gadgetshow.channel5.com said in their review of this PC “Asus has jam-packed it full of decent tech, including super-speed USB 3.0 and an SD card reader.” . Two years ago Thetechy.com said in their review of the Asus Chromebox “It has 4 USB ports, HDMI port” and scored the Asus Chromebox 70 out of 100.

One person who reviewed the Asus Chromebox mentioned that it was able to connect to the internet. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Chrome OS gives you a quick way onto the Internet, plus Web apps from Google” in their Asus Chromebox review.

One person who reviewed this PC considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Avforums.com wrote in their review last year “Excellent connectivity”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Asus Chromebox reviewers who purchased it thought it was quiet. Expert Reviews wrote “Very small and almost silent” and scored it 4 stars.

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus desktop computers and also specifically for Asus few processor core personal computers and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews.

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Easy to Use

Some Asus Chromebox reviewers considered that the product was easy to use. Two years ago Liliputing.com wrote in their review of this PC “They're cheaper, easy to use”. One person thought this PC was easy to use the menus.

Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Itproportal.com said “The first Chromebox from Asus is a solid, compact, quiet” in their review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that have been around for more than a year is 3GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB. The Asus Chromebox has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Nice Design

One Asus Chromebox owner who purchased the Asus Chromebox said that it was good looking. Liliputing.com wrote “Google has made a pretty compelling case for Chrome OS as a laptop operating system” in their review.

SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it. 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 actually the best storage speed amongst all few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

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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 few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer.

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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 spec. 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

The average width of few processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago is 180mm, and the widths range from 29mm to 660mm. At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is quite narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

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Very Short

Across all the desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox the heights range from 27mm to 500mm. At only 41.9 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly short compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox.

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Very Shallow

Few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox have depths of between 33mm and 1,100mm. At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is quite shallow compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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Light

At only 600 grams, the Asus Chromebox is very light compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox. Across all the few processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the weights range from 140g to 16kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. Personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 740MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The Asus Chromebox has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus GR8[plb_2906916_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. Computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Asus GR8[plb_2906916_price] (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox is 4GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox is 16GB and the biggest is 520GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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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 average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus GR8[plb_2906916_price] (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

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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 m107, asus g008, asus m061, asus m107u, asus g008u, asus m061u, asus i34010, asus i34010u, chromeboxm061, chromeboxm069, chromeboxm124, chromeboxm107, chromeboxm119, chromeboxm028, asus c1v4zs00, asus c1v4za00, chromeboxm107u, chromeboxm119u, chromeboxm028u, chromeboxm061u, chromeboxm069u, chromeboxm124u, asus dphdmilanusb3, asus chromeboxm061, asus chromeboxm069, asus chromeboxm119
Barcodes 00886227851928, 00886227892075, 04716659720652, 04716659729488, 04716659744580, 04716659759676, 04716659892076, 04716659914358, 08862278519286
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