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HP Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 16GB SSD

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Based on 276 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its desktop computers. HP also has good ratings specifically for its few processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

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Four SATA III Connectors

Most of the other new few processor core personal computers only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however the HP Chromebox has four SATA III connectors.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Chromebox has a faster storage speed than most few processor core personal computers that came out in the last year. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most new few processor core personal computers 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 PC's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all new few processor core personal computers.

Amongst similar types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other SSD PCs currently available including the HP 400 G2[plb_3768563_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox the internal memory range from 2GB to 8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Chromebox has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other latest PCs.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 8GB memory computers currently available including the Alpha[pl_2538529_price], or the Alpha[pl_3087024_price] both from Alienware which is cheaper; or the Apple 2.8GHz[plb_2898479_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

The Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most recently released few processor core personal computers. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox. The compatible memory cards "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this PC.

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Very Big Processor Cache

New comparable spec desktop computers have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The HP Chromebox has one of the biggest processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Chromebox has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly 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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Very Short

Computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox have heights of between 33mm and 500mm, and the average height is 230mm. With a height of only 39 millimeters, the HP Chromebox is one of the shorter computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebox amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the HP Chromebox is one of the shallower similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for the last year amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The shallowest desktop computer that has been available for the last year is 34mm deep and the deepest is 600mm.

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Very Light

At only 630 grams, the Chromebox is fairly light compared to most of the other latest few processor core personal computers. The average weight of latest similar spec computers is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 530g to 15kg.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other latest comparable spec computers. Across all the new few processor core personal computers the max internal memory supported processors range from 8GB to 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 41GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months is 330MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the recently released few processor core personal computers the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 570GB. When compared to other newly released few processor core personal computers, the total storage capacity of the Chromebox of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2[plb_3768563_price] (256GB and cheaper), or the Acer Veriton M2640G[plb_3690269_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The Chromebox has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the new few processor core personal computers the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec computers that have been around for the last year is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other new desktop computers.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP 400 G2[plb_3768563_price] (3.2GHz), or the Acer Veriton M2640G[plb_3690269_price] (3.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

Latest personal computers have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 1,300MHz and 1,900MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,500MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other newly released few processor core personal computers.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox. The solid-state drive capacities of few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox range from 16GB to 260GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Few processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 20GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox. PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebox have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,200MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Chromebox has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last year the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Chromebox

Released Eleven Months Ago

This few processor core computer has been on the market for eleven months.

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Expert Reviews

(6)
3 April 2015

We admire HP for thinking outside the box, but it's somewhat of an odd choice. ChromeOS is well optimised for low end hardware and while it can slow down with certain apps or web pages, generally... Read more…

23 September 2014

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right personChromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome...

23 February 2015

Opgaven var nem nok at forstå: Find en pc, der er lille, lydløs og effektiv. Slut den til tv-skærmen, og brug den til at streame film og tv ? og i øvrigt efter behov som supplement til... Read more…

14 October 2014

De HP Chromebox CB1-020nd (G9D06EA) is een aardige, compacte mini-computer met veel aansluitingen. Hij is ontworpen voor ChromeOS dat ook op de 16 GB SSD is voorgeïnstalleerd. HP biedt met dit...

23 February 2015

Tanken är inte så dum: Gör en dator som är liten, tyst och snabb och som kan anslutas till tv:n i vardagsrummet för att strömma film och tv. I övrigt ska den fungera som ett supplement till... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Matsuman
Matsuman would recommend the HP Chromebox CB1 (Verified Purchase)

This is for someone who just browse the net and with the capability of working on basic office documents, no virus setup headache and no need to be an operating system expert. This is straight out... Read more…

Reviewed 25 May 2015 by Guy P Helliwell
(Verified Purchase)

Good value,chrome os easy to learn, connectivity simple to make.

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Ian Owen

I felt compelled to write this review. This little device is simply amazing! Plug it in, boots up immediately. Everything is pre-loaded. Google docs, spreadsheet, presentation viewer, email. No... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Mr. S. A. Symons

I bought mine eleswhere, however it is still the same model number. my review comes after 2 weeks daily/nightly heavy use. If you are looking for something to nip around the net with, such as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Roger

Very good machine. But can only put on desk. While Asus similar items have rack included to mount the unit on the back of a monitor...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 4600, hp j4c98, hp 4600u, hp j4c98a, hp j4c98aa, hp j4c98aaa, hp j4c98aaab, hp j4c98aaabu, hewlett packard j4c98, hewlett packard j4c98a, hewlett packard i74600, hewlett packard i74600u, hewlett packard j4c98aa, hewlett packard i74600ul
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