This personal computer received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website pcforalla.idg.se.
Several HP Chromebox CB1 reviewers mentioned that the HP Chromebox CB1 was well made. Ian Owen said in his HP Chromebox CB1 review “It is fast, solidly built and just very easy to use”. Mr. S. A. Symons said last year “You can not download programs as you do with a windows pc, all security is built in, this system is cloud based”.
Easy to Use
One person wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.
One customer thought it was good in terms of connectivity.
HP Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews
Based on 242 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its desktop computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of a similar type and age to it.
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Four SATA III Connectors
The Chromebox CB1 has more SATA III connectors than most of the computers of this type and age. Most of the comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this desktop computer has four SATA III connectors.
4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
This personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP Chromebox CB1 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs of this type and age.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst similar types of computer.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of computers of this age and spec is 4.7GB. The Chromebox CB1 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The Chromebox CB1 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec computers that came out more than a year ago. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebox CB1.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Chromebox CB1 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2GHz to 5GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Chromebox CB1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CB1.
Very Big Processor Cache
Across all the few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the HP Chromebox CB1 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.
Has One Memory Slot
The Chromebox CB1 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of this age and spec. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
With a width of only 126 millimeters, the Chromebox CB1 is one of the narrower few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year amongst few processor core computers of this age. The widths of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.
With a height of only 39 millimeters, the Chromebox CB1 is one of the shorter similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago amongst few processor core computers of this age. The heights of comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago range from 27mm to 500mm.
With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox CB1 is one of the shallower computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox CB1 amongst PCs of this age. The shallowest similar spec computer that has been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 is 33mm deep, the deepest is 1,100mm, and the average depth is 270mm.
With a weight of only 630 grams, the HP Chromebox CB1 is fairly light compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CB1. Comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CB1 have weights of between 140g and 14kg.
5 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
One customer considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr. S. A. Symons wrote in their HP Chromebox CB1 review “My review comes after 2 weeks daily/nightly heavy use” yet they still gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 300MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox CB1 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 is 540GB, and the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB. The total storage capacity of the HP Chromebox CB1 of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebox CB1.
There are a number of other 16GB total storage capacity computers currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox ($865.30).
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
Across all the few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CB1 the solid-state drive capacities range from 16GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 86GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CB1, the Chromebox CB1's solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The Chromebox CB1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox CB1 is 4GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB.
2 Other reasons to consider the HP Chromebox CB1
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebox CB1 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed computers currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the BOXNUC5I3RYH ($280.71), or the BOXNUC5I3RYK ($274.88) both from Intel.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus GR6 (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
4600+, 460, I7-4600U
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
11, 11.2, 11.2/12
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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