The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny desktop is one of the first 1L desktops in the industry. Complete with flexible mounting solutions, including support for standard VESA mounts, the Chromebox...
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This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on new PCs.
Lenovo Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews
Lenovo few processor core PCs have good reviews on average and across all personal computers Lenovo is one of the superior brands.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most latest PCs. 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.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year.
Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many new PCs.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other new comparable spec computers have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
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At only 34.5 millimeters, the Chromebox is fairly short compared to most of the other recently released similar spec desktop computers. Few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebox have heights of between 27mm and 500mm.
With a weight of only 950 grams, the Lenovo Chromebox is fairly light compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were released in the last year. The average weight of few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 440g to 15kg.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the latest few processor core PCs the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Chromebox has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 850 megahertz) compared to most of the other newly released few processor core PCs.
Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
The average max internal memory supported processor of new few processor core PCs is 38GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At only 300 megahertz, the Chromebox has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other recently released few processor core PCs. Newly released few processor core PCs have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 690MHz.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebox have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other latest few processor core PCs.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of few processor core PCs that were launched in the last year is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Chromebox has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst PCs of this age.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox. The solid-state drive capacities of latest few processor core PCs range from 16GB to 260GB.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
Few processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The Lenovo Chromebox has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Chromebox has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
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Released Eleven Months Ago
This few processor core computer has been on the market for eleven months.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox.
This review assumes that readers understand the benefits and intended use of Chrome OS devices. Since all Chromebooks and Chromeboxes run the same OS, with the same features, the only differences... Read more…
This is the only Chromebox I've found so far, with a 5th-generation Intel Core 3 (Broadwell) processor, and it is considerably faster than previously-available Chromeboxes, with a Google Octane score
It's built like a tank, out of the same type of thick sheet steel as found in typical desktop tower cases. The case design is shared with Lenovo's 1L Tiny" form-factor Windows PCs, designed for comme
It comes with a decent Chrome OS membrane keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad, and with a basic scroll-wheel mouse. Both are USB hard-wired, not wireless. The full keyboard with numeric keypad is a ra
The system board is populated with one 4GB SO-DIMM, and it has one free SO-DIMM slot, although 4GB is plenty for Chrome OS. The 16GB LiteON SSD is plugged into a M.2 slot and could be easily upgraded
It includes WiFi and Bluetooth, thanks to another slot populated with an Intel combo card. There's one external WiFi antenna on the rear, and an internal antenna on the front, behind a thin, smoked pl
There is a punch-out in the chassis rear for a SD-Card reader, but no reader is installed. This is likely a security precaution for its intended commercial customers
It would have been nice if the keyboard and mouse were wireless
It's larger than necessary for a Chromebox, due to sharing the same 1L (one liter volume) case with Lenovo's Windows products, designed as a family for commercialeducational use
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Display panel is basic with not great black levels