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Acer Chromebox CXI 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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The Acer Chromebox brings the speed and security of Chrome OS to you. On the Chromebox your data is always synced and safe. Plus, there are thousands of useful apps available to help you work and... More
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Acer Chromebox CXI Review - (CXI-2GKM) Includes keyboard and mouse for around $150
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Acer Chromebox CXI is a four SATA III connector PC.

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Four SATA Connectorss

The Chromebox CXI has more SATA connectorss than most of the few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI. Most of the few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI only have between two and three SATA connectorss, however this desktop computer has four SATA connectorss.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year is 3.1GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB. The Chromebox CXI has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

We calculated the average reviews for all Acer PCs and also specifically for Acer few processor core computers and found that in both cases Acer had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox CXI has a faster storage speed than most few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most few processor core computers that were released around the same time as 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 personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CXI.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI. Across all the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CXI the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Acer Chromebox CXI has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most PCs of this type and age. Most few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The internal memory type of all personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI ranges from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Chromebox CXI is a four USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CXI have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Shallow

Across all the computers that have been available for more than a year the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm, and the average depth is 270mm. When compared to other computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI, the depth of the Chromebox CXI of only 58.42 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox CXI. Similar spec computers that were released one year ago have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CXI. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CXI is 100MHz, the fastest is 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 300MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI that we have checked, the Acer Chromebox CXI's total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacity of few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.9 gigahertz, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebox CXI. Few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox CXI have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox CXI range from 16GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 86GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox CXI has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CXI.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Acer Chromebox CXI has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox CXI is 4GB and the biggest is 33GB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI

Released Over a Year Ago

This few processor core PC has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

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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)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast 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

(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

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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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