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Lenovo Chromebox 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB 16GB SSD

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The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny desktop is one of the first 1L desktops in the industry. Complete with flexible mounting solutions, including support for standard VESA mounts, the Chromebox... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on recently released similar spec personal computers.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most latest few processor core computers have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Chromebox which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Lenovo Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

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

SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most few processor core computers that were released around the same time as it. Most latest few processor core computers 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 desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of desktop computer is HDD.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo Chromebox is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Short

At only 34.5 millimeters, the Lenovo Chromebox is quite short compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox. The shortest new comparable spec personal computer is 33mm high and the tallest is 500mm.

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Very Light

The weights of personal computers that were released in the last 12 months range from 530g to 15kg. The Chromebox is one of the lighter comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox (only 950 grams) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 100 megahertz, the Chromebox has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other PCs that came out in the last year. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox is 320MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that have been around for the last year is 790MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz. At only 800 megahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year the max internal memory supported processors range from 8GB to 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 42GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of recently released similar spec computers range from 16GB to 1TB. The Chromebox has a very small total storage capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebox.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox. The smallest internal memory of latest few processor core computers is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of new few processor core computers range from 1GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The Lenovo Chromebox has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months. The maximum internal memory of newly released few processor core computers range from 4GB to 64GB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Chromebox range from 16GB to 260GB. The Lenovo Chromebox has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest few processor core computers.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo Chromebox which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers that were released in the last year. Across all the latest few processor core computers the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Chromebox is more than most latest few processor core computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 1x SO-DIMM are also found on this Lenovo desktop computer.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo Chromebox

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Lenovo released the Chromebox.

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Expert Reviews

(8)
3 December 2015

Lenovo brings Chrome OS to desktops in a compact form factor. The Chromebox Tiny joins Lenovo's Tiny-in-One ecosystem, allowing users to create a modular all-in-one desktop. The micro PC form...

Fast performance
Modular setup
Ships with keyboard and mouse
Compact design that can stand vertically or lay horizontally
Speedy hardware
No memory card reader
Limited storage
No internal expansion
On the pricey side for a chromebox
Only 16GB local storage
2 December 2015

Lenovo brings Chrome OS to desktops in a compact form factor. The Chromebox Tiny joins Lenovo's Tiny-in-One ecosystem, allowing users to create a modular all-in-one desktop. The micro PC form...

16 October 2015

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny Desktop is a dependable, quick machine that costs a little extra for more power than most Chrome OS users likely need. Still, it should appeal to business...

17 September 2015

The ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny gets the Chromebox recipe right: a tiny OS inside a tiny case for a tiny price. Read More?...

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16 September 2015

The Lenovo ThinkCentre Chromebox doesn't exactly inspire, but if you or your employees need simple online access, it performs well for a very small investment...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Steve W.
(Verified Purchase)

This review assumes that readers understand the benefits and intended use of Chrome OS devices. Since all Chromebooks and Chromeboxes run the same OS, with the same features, the only differences... Read more…

This is the only Chromebox I've found so far, with a 5th-generation Intel Core 3 (Broadwell) processor, and it is considerably faster than previously-available Chromeboxes, with a Google Octane score
It's built like a tank, out of the same type of thick sheet steel as found in typical desktop tower cases. The case design is shared with Lenovo's 1L Tiny" form-factor Windows PCs, designed for comme
It comes with a decent Chrome OS membrane keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad, and with a basic scroll-wheel mouse. Both are USB hard-wired, not wireless. The full keyboard with numeric keypad is a ra
The system board is populated with one 4GB SO-DIMM, and it has one free SO-DIMM slot, although 4GB is plenty for Chrome OS. The 16GB LiteON SSD is plugged into a M.2 slot and could be easily upgraded
It includes WiFi and Bluetooth, thanks to another slot populated with an Intel combo card. There's one external WiFi antenna on the rear, and an internal antenna on the front, behind a thin, smoked pl
There is a punch-out in the chassis rear for a SD-Card reader, but no reader is installed. This is likely a security precaution for its intended commercial customers
It would have been nice if the keyboard and mouse were wireless
It's larger than necessary for a Chromebox, due to sharing the same 1L (one liter volume) case with Lenovo's Windows products, designed as a family for commercialeducational use
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Display panel is basic with not great black levels

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 10h50005, lenovo 10h50005u, lenovo 10h50005us
Barcodes 00889561790038
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