HP is one of the better rated desktop computer brands according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its few processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
This desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and type 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 few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time 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.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all PCs of this age and spec.
Across comparable types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.
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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Chromebox has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.
Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The Chromebox has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec computers that were released more than a year ago. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Chromebox which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Very Big Processor Cache
At 4 megabytes, the HP Chromebox has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The smallest processor cache of few processor core computers that were released one year ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Chromebox is more than most desktop computers of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly 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 computer.
The HP Chromebox is one of the shorter few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago (only 39 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox the heights range from 27mm to 500mm, and the average height is 190mm.
The average depth of personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebox is 270mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm. The HP Chromebox is one of the shallower desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox (only 124 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.
The average weight of PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox is 4.3kg, and the weights range from 140g to 14kg. The Chromebox is fairly light (only 630 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebox.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of desktop computers of this type and age is 540GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox.
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus Vivo Mini UN42 (32GB).
Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
With a solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities amongst PCs of this age. PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebox have solid-state drive capacities of between 16GB and 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 86GB.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This HP PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Internal Memory
The HP Chromebox has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox.
If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD (6GB).
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.
Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion Mini 300 (2.2GHz and higher rated).