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Lenovo Chromebox 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 16GB SSD

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Dec 2015
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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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.1GB. The Chromebox has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.

SSD Storage Medium

The Chromebox has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. Most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to 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 in fact the best storage speed across all desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Chromebox.

Across similar types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Lenovo Chromebox has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. Across all few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebox the internal memory type ranges from DDR3-SDRAM to DDR4-SDRAM.

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Has One Cable Included

The Chromebox has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Chromebox is more than most computers of this age and spec. 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 personal computer.

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Very Short

The average height of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 190mm, and the heights range from 27mm to 500mm. At only 34.5 millimeters, the Chromebox is quite short compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Very Light

The weights of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox range from 140g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg. At only 950 grams, the Chromebox is fairly light compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebox.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Chromebox has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. Personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Chromebox have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

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. Similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Chromebox have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other personal computers of this type and age that we have assessed, the Chromebox's total storage capacity of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average total storage capacity of similar spec PCs that were released one year ago is 540GB, and the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 16 gigabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox. The solid-state drive capacities of few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Chromebox range from 16GB to 520GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebox have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB. The Chromebox has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebox.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 4GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 26GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the Chromebox has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Chromebox.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Chromebox

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Chromebox has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Chromebox has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Processor Socket
Processor Model
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Memory Channels Supported by Processor
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Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
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Tjunction
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Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Storage Drives 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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
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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Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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Ethernet LAN
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Microphone in
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HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Motherboard Chipset
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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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
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® OS Guard
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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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Power
Power Supply
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Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory

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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.
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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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