A Chromebox is a versatile desktop that runs on Google Chrome OS and can be used to suit all your computing needs. Whether you are looking for energy efficiency or just want to replace your Brobdingnagian tower pc to drive your business, the Chromebox is ideal for you. The Chromebox usually comes as a main “PC” unit, a power cable and a manual. This helps keeps cost down because you are probably going to replace the mouse and keyboard with your preferred one.
The HP Chromebox offers a host of features on a low budget ideal for students, families and first time computer buyers. It can be used for communication, entertainment and offers dual monitor connectivity to a HDTV or standard monitor using HDMI or display port connection. This allows you to use the Chromebox as a media streaming device for Netflix, Amazon Instant Video. Given all its advantages including size and functionality it also has its own limitations. Some peripherals do not work on the Chromebox due to the chrome OS for example the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 with Built-in Multi-Touch Touchpad.
The Asus Chromebox has almost identical specifications with the HP Chromebox but the main difference comes in terms of flexibility, cost and expansion. The Asus Chromebox comes with two memory expansion slots, which means that you can add a 4 GB DD3 RAM to make it a 6 GB Chromebox. With the Hp Chromebox however you will need to remove the 2 GB RAM that comes with the Chromebox to make it a 4 GB Chromebox. The extra expansion slot for saves you $45 for the cost of a 2 GB RAM and the extra 2 GB on the Asus Chromebox upgrades the Chromebox for a faster and smoother performance.
Asus Chromebox Vs HP Chromebox
|Asus Chromebox||HP Chromebox|
|Key features||- 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Processor
- 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16 GB SSD HDD
- Intel HD graphics
- Google Chrome OS||- Intel Celeron 2955U Processor 1.4 GHz(2 MB cache)
- 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB Solid State Drive
- Intel HD Graphics
- Google Chrome OS|
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The Asus and HP Chromebox are almost identical in every way, with the base specifications for both of them being similar, but the Asus has an advantage with the extra expansion slots and the relatively quiet fan that can be heard only 5 feet away.