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HP Chromebox CB1
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HP Chromebox CB1 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 16GB SSD

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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REVIEW: HP CHROMEBOX CB1-014

20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This personal computer received a score of 70 out of 100 from expert review website pcforalla.idg.se.

Robust

Several HP Chromebox CB1 reviewers mentioned that the HP Chromebox CB1 was well made. Ian Owen said in his HP Chromebox CB1 review “It is fast, solidly built and just very easy to use”. Mr. S. A. Symons said last year “You can not download programs as you do with a windows pc, all security is built in, this system is cloud based”.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use.

Good Connectivity

One customer thought it was good in terms of connectivity.

HP Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

Based on 242 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its desktop computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Chromebox CB1 has more SATA III connectors than most of the computers of this type and age. Most of the comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this desktop computer has four SATA III connectors.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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SSD Storage Medium

The HP Chromebox CB1 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs of this type and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst similar types of computer.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of computers of this age and spec is 4.7GB. The Chromebox CB1 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The Chromebox CB1 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec computers that came out 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 PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebox CB1.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Chromebox CB1 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. Most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2GHz to 5GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Chromebox CB1 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CB1.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the HP Chromebox CB1 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Chromebox CB1 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of this age and spec. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Narrow

With a width of only 126 millimeters, the Chromebox CB1 is one of the narrower few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year amongst few processor core computers of this age. The widths of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Very Short

With a height of only 39 millimeters, the Chromebox CB1 is one of the shorter similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago amongst few processor core computers of this age. The heights of comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago range from 27mm to 500mm.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 124 millimeters, the Chromebox CB1 is one of the shallower computers of a similar spec and age to the Chromebox CB1 amongst PCs of this age. The shallowest similar spec computer that has been available for around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 is 33mm deep, the deepest is 1,100mm, and the average depth is 270mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 630 grams, the HP Chromebox CB1 is fairly light compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebox CB1. Comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebox CB1 have weights of between 140g and 14kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Mr. S. A. Symons wrote in their HP Chromebox CB1 review “My review comes after 2 weeks daily/nightly heavy use” yet they still gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the personal computers of this spec and age 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 CB1 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 around the same time as the Chromebox CB1.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebox CB1 is 540GB, and the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB. The total storage capacity of the HP Chromebox CB1 of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebox CB1.

There are a number of other 16GB total storage capacity computers currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox CB1 the solid-state drive capacities range from 16GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 86GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox CB1, the Chromebox CB1's solid-state drive capacity of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Chromebox CB1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebox CB1 is 4GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Chromebox CB1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Chromebox CB1 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed computers currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the BOXNUC5I3RYH ($279.00), or the NUC5i3RYK ($274.88) both from Intel.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus GR6 (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory Channels Supported by Processor
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Conflict Free Processor
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Number of Processors Installed
Memory
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Memory Slots
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Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
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Microphone in
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DVI Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
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Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
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Processor Special Features
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(6)
3 April 2015

We admire HP for thinking outside the box, but it's somewhat of an odd choice. ChromeOS is well optimised for low end hardware and while it can slow down with certain apps or web pages, generally... Read more…

23 September 2014

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right personChromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome...

23 February 2015

Opgaven var nem nok at forstå: Find en pc, der er lille, lydløs og effektiv. Slut den til tv-skærmen, og brug den til at streame film og tv ? og i øvrigt efter behov som supplement til... Read more…

14 October 2014

De HP Chromebox CB1-020nd (G9D06EA) is een aardige, compacte mini-computer met veel aansluitingen. Hij is ontworpen voor ChromeOS dat ook op de 16 GB SSD is voorgeïnstalleerd. HP biedt met dit...

23 February 2015

Tanken är inte så dum: Gör en dator som är liten, tyst och snabb och som kan anslutas till tv:n i vardagsrummet för att strömma film och tv. I övrigt ska den fungera som ett supplement till... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Matsuman
Matsuman would recommend the HP Chromebox CB1 (Verified Purchase)

This is for someone who just browse the net and with the capability of working on basic office documents, no virus setup headache and no need to be an operating system expert. This is straight out... Read more…

Reviewed 25 May 2015 by Guy P Helliwell
(Verified Purchase)

Good value,chrome os easy to learn, connectivity simple to make.

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Ian Owen

I felt compelled to write this review. This little device is simply amazing! Plug it in, boots up immediately. Everything is pre-loaded. Google docs, spreadsheet, presentation viewer, email. No... Read more…

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Mr. S. A. Symons

I bought mine eleswhere, however it is still the same model number. my review comes after 2 weeks daily/nightly heavy use. If you are looking for something to nip around the net with, such as... Read more…

Reviewed 5 September 2014 by Roger

Very good machine. But can only put on desk. While Asus similar items have rack included to mount the unit on the back of a monitor...

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