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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
+4 More reasons against
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Decent feature set
Includes keyboard and mouse, as well as stand and mounting bracket
Performance is enhanced with an Intel Core 3 4030U processor
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