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Acer Chromebox CXI
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Acer Chromebox CXI 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Good Brand

Acer few processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all PCs Acer is one of the better rated brands.

Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Chromebox CXI is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox CXI has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it 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 computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all personal computers of this age and type.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of computer.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox CXI has a newer internal memory type than most computers of this age and spec. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all computers that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst internal memory type across comparable types of PC is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Acer Chromebox CXI has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of this age and spec.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Chromebox CXI which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Cable Included

The Chromebox CXI has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox CXI.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 129.5 millimeters, the Acer Chromebox CXI is one of the shallower personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox CXI amongst personal computers of this age. The depths of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 27mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 290mm.

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Narrow

With a width of only 33 millimeters, the Acer Chromebox CXI is very narrow compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. Across all the personal computers of a similar type and age to the Chromebox CXI the widths range from 3.4mm to 390mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the computers of this spec and age the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 32GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Chromebox CXI of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. Similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Chromebox CXI. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of computers of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox CXI is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Acer Chromebox CXI is a two SATA III connector desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Only Two SATA Connectorss

The Chromebox CXI is a two SATA connector personal computer.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 2TB. The Chromebox CXI has a very small total storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CXI.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 16GB total storage capacity computers and we think the Acer Chromebox CXI which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CXI range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz. The Acer Chromebox CXI has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 1.4 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 1.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebox CXI, and the Zotac ZBOX BI320 is also worth considering.

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Zotac ZBOX-OI520-P-BE (1.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 32GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago, the maximum internal memory of the Chromebox CXI of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CXI. The solid-state drive capacities of personal computers of this type and age range from 8GB to 260GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 99GB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI have between one and three processor threads, including the Acer Chromebox CXI which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Acer Chromebox CXI has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 8.1GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Chromebox CXI is a one DisplayPort computer.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Acer computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
UART
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Form Factor

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(12)
5 October 2015

It comes with a keyboard and mouse both of which are USB, and, a mains lead.There is a small fitment provided to go on the bass to aid stability but in my tests it was not required. The sides, top... Read more…

Decent feature set
Includes keyboard and mouse, as well as stand and mounting bracket
Performance is enhanced with an Intel Core 3 4030U processor
Snappy performance
Quick bootup times
Only 16GB of local storage
Pricey for a Chromebox
Pricey
Limited upgradability
Inconveniently placed power and headphone jack
11 June 2015

The Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM packs a Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM, which is great for video conferencing, but makes it's too expensive for a Chrome-based desktop...

There's a lot to like about Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, not least their small sizes and generally small price tags. But does Acer's top-of-the-line offering, the Chromebox CXI-i38GKM, offer...

31 January 2015

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Chrome OS has revolutionized the way we look at "inexpensive" and "capable" in the computing world. After producing some truly long lasting laptops, including the Acer Chromebook 13, the Taiwanese... Read more…

31 January 2015

The Acer Chromebox CXI can turn any monitor or HDTV into a capable cloud-based computer...

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User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 22 April 2016 by John T.
(Verified Purchase)

It would be nice If I could buy it without key boards or mice...

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

I would not hesitate to purchase Acer products, if they are monitors. My past purchases of Acer Monitors have been good. On another hand, my experience with Acer Chromebooks was bad. The first... Read more…

Reviewed 20 November 2016 by Robert C.
(Verified Purchase)

I use multiple Chromeboxes in my business for a range of business and media applications. I have been using the Asus 2G version and HP 4G versions. The HP 4G version is worth the extra $10-$15... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Jeff p.

As long as you understand what a chromebox is and does, then you will really like this. Being online with the knowledge of full security and not picking up any viruses is a great feeling whether... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cxi4gk, cxi4gkm, CXI24GKM, acer cxi24, acer cxi24g, acer cxi24gk, acer cxi24gkm
Barcodes 00887899794025, 00888863261833, 04713147698639, 04713147728060, 04713147772926, 08878997940256
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