This personal computer has an excellent average user rating based on 75 user reviews.
A number of Asus Chromebox owners who reviewed the Asus Chromebox considered that it was compact. Cnet.com wrote two years ago “The Asus Chromebox puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box”.
One Asus Chromebox owner who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg said in their Asus Chromebox review “These stripped-down laptops run Google's lightweight Chrome OS”.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some people said in their reviews that the product was quiet. Last year Expert Reviews gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review “Very small and almost silent”.
One Asus Chromebox reviewer said in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Two years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Chrome OS gives you a quick way onto the Internet, plus Web apps from Google” in their Asus Chromebox review.
One person who reviewed this PC thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Avforums.com mentioned “Excellent connectivity” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
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One Asus Chromebox reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Itproportal.com wrote in their Asus Chromebox review “The first Chromebox from Asus is a solid, compact, quiet” .
Easy to Use
One Asus Chromebox reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. One person thought it was easy to use. Expert website Liliputing.com mentioned “They're cheaper, easy to use” in their review.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.
We checked 211 owner and expert reviews for Asus desktop computers and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its few processor core computers range.
One customer considered that it was good looking. Two years ago Liliputing.com wrote in their Asus Chromebox review “Google has made a pretty compelling case for Chrome OS as a laptop operating system”.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
SSD Storage Medium
The Asus Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it. Most few processor core computers that came out 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.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Amongst similar types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.
We compared this PC to all the other SSD desktop computers and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus GR8[plb_3186870_price] is also worth considering.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
Supports Two Compatible Memory Cards
The Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Asus desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that came out more than a year ago. The compatible memory card "MMC" is also supported by this Asus personal computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The Chromebox has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox have widths of between 29mm and 660mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is quite narrow compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox.
The Chromebox is one of the shorter few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year (only 41.9 millimeters) amongst computers of this age. PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebox have heights of between 27mm and 500mm, and the average height is 190mm.
Personal computers of this age and type have depths of between 33mm and 1,100mm. The Chromebox is one of the shallower few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox (only 124 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.
The Asus Chromebox is one of the lighter personal computers that have been available for more than a year (only 600 grams) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The average weight of few processor core computers that were released one year ago is 4.3kg, and the weights range from 140g to 14kg.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 300MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebox has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Computers that were released more than a year ago have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. When compared to other few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox, the total storage capacity of the Chromebox of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus GR8[plb_3186870_price] (128GB and higher rated).
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smaller internal memory amongst few processor core computers of this age. The average internal memory of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox is 4.7GB.
If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus VM62N[plb_3097779_price] (4GB), or the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_3132464_price] (4GB).
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. The Asus Chromebox has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 1.4 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Asus GR8[plb_3186870_price] (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The Chromebox has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The maximum internal memory of few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB.
Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
The solid-state drive capacities of personal computers of this age and spec range from 16GB to 520GB. The Chromebox has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.
Only Two Processor Threads
The Asus Chromebox is a two processor thread computer.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The Asus Chromebox has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The average processor cache of PCs of this spec and age is 2.8MB.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the Chromebox.
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Unbelievably slick running of KODIOpenELEC
SSD is a huge plus
It will play almost anything
Perhaps a bit pricey for a dedicated media box
Alternative OS installation method might put off some
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Noremachtims would recommend the Asus Chromebox M004U (Verified Purchase)
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