Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of this spec and age.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 2 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox. Across all the few processor core computers that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB.
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 personal computer. Most of the other computers of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
SSD Storage Medium
The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. 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 comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across similar types of PC.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other SSD PCs currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Acer Chromebox CXI[plb_2775942_price], or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2972867_price].
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
Supports Two Compatible Memory Cards
The Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of this spec and age. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of a comparable type and age to the Chromebox. The compatible memory card "MMC" is also supported by this Asus desktop computer.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The Asus Chromebox has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this type and age. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Asus computer.
With a width of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is one of the narrower similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox amongst personal computers of this age. The average width of few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox is 180mm, and the widths range from 29mm to 660mm.
Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year the heights range from 27mm to 500mm, and the average height is 190mm. At only 41.9 millimeters, the Asus Chromebox is quite short compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.
With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox is one of the shallower few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The average depth of desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox is 270mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm.
At only 600 grams, the Chromebox is fairly light compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. The lightest desktop computer of this type and age is 140g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox.
With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Chromebox has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst few processor core computers of this age. The processor clock speeds of PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebox range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the 260 G1 mini[pl_2897703_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), the Pavilion Mini 300[pl_2715894_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the 260 G1[pl_2744010_price] (1.9GHz and cheaper) all from HP.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
Personal computers of this age and type 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 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.
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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox. Across all the similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox the solid-state drive capacities range from 16GB to 520GB.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer was released over a year ago.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229962_price].
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 500[plb_2767825_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2873107_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.
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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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