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Asus Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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Asus Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

On average Asus few processor core personal computers have good reviews as do all personal computers manufactured by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most computers of a comparable spec and age to 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 PC's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all desktop computers of this age and spec.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of PC is HDD.

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11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most few processor core personal computers that are a similar age 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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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Chromebox has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The average processor cache of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 6MB.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Asus Chromebox is more than most PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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 personal computer.

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Narrow

At only 124 millimeters, the Asus Chromebox is fairly narrow compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox. The narrowest PC of this age and type is 3.4mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Very Short

With a height of only 41.9 millimeters, the Chromebox is one of the shorter few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 22mm to 430mm.

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Very Shallow

The shallowest few processor core computer that was launched around the same time as the Chromebox is 33mm deep, the deepest is 460mm, and the average depth is 280mm. At only 124 millimeters, the Asus Chromebox is quite shallow compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Light

When compared to other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox, the weight of the Chromebox of only 600 grams is one of the lightest. Across all the comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox the weights range from 600g to 14kg, and the average weight is 5.1kg.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox range from 4GB to 32GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Asus Chromebox has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other computers that have been available for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus Chromebox has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 2TB.

If this PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Mac Mini Late 2014 (1TB and cheaper), or the Mac Mini Late 2014 ($869.00) (1TB and cheaper) both from Apple.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Asus Chromebox has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.1 gigahertz) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the few processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.

If you want a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 ($869.00) (2.8GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the Chromebox of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox. Across all the desktop computers that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Chromebox. The average solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox is 91GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox have one DisplayPort, including the Asus Chromebox which has one DisplayPort.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus Chromebox

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the Chromebox over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox.

There are a number of other 4GB memory personal computers currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper PCs such as the DELL OptiPlex 7020.

If this few processor core computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Mac Mini Late 2014 (8GB and cheaper), or the Mac Mini Late 2014 ($869.00) (8GB and cheaper) both from Apple.

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Expert Reviews

(65)
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

(74)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by James
James would recommend the Asus Chromebox M075U

The system runs very snappy. You don't notice it stuttering even running chrome with 30+ tabs open. The keyboard and mouse worked right out of the box. It starts up quick, one of many bonus' to... Read more…

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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple m020, asus i75500, apple m020u, apple i74600, asus i75500u, chromeboxm029, apple i74600u, chromeboxm029u, apple chromeboxm020, asus 90ms00g1m00090, apple chromeboxm020u
Barcodes 04716659720669, 04716659729495, 04716659744597
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