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Acer Chromebox CXI 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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Acer Chromebox CXI Review - (CXI-2GKM) Includes keyboard and mouse for around $150
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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Four SATA Connectorss

The Chromebox CXI has more SATA connectorss than most of the desktop computers of this spec and age. This computer is a four SATA connector desktop computer compared to most of the desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI which only have between two and three SATA connectorss.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Chromebox CXI is 3.1GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Acer Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated personal computer brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Acer also has good reviews for its few processor core computers.

SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox CXI has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most personal 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 personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers of this age and spec.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer is HDD.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox CXI has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most few processor core computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all personal computers of this age and spec the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Acer Chromebox CXI is a four USB 3.0 port PC.

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Shallow

The average depth of few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year is 270mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm. When compared to other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI, the Chromebox CXI's depth of only 57.7 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. Personal computers of this type and age have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Chromebox CXI has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than a year is 300MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CXI. The average total storage capacity of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CXI is 540GB, and the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire XC-705 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.9 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebox CXI has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst few processor core computers of this age. Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox CXI have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz.

If you are looking for a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo M73 (3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CXI have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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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 few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI. Desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox CXI have solid-state drive capacities of between 16GB and 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 86GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox CXI is 4GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebox CXI has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI.

We compared all the other 4GB memory PCs to this personal computer and we think cheaper personal computers such as the HP ProDesk 400 G1, and the DELL OptiPlex 7010 is also worth considering.

Computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the ThinkCentre E73 SFF (8GB), or the S500 (8GB) both from Lenovo or the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF (8GB).

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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® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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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

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Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Anonymous
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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…

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