Acer Chromebox CXI3-UA91 Mini PC Review

Acer Chromebox CXI3-UA91 Mini PC

Acer Chromebox CXI3-UA91 Mini PC

Acer Chromebox CXI3-UA91 is a mini desktop computer with an entry level Celeron 3867U processor, 128GB M.2 Solid State Drive, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM memory at 2133MHz, Chrome operating system and a variety of modern connectivity options including WiFi 5 and a USB Type-C port.

You’ll get the keyboard, mouse and VESA mounting kit included in the package. It has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 37 customers that purchased and used this mini Chromebox. You have the option to purchase it with the 8th generation mid-range Intel i3-8130U processor, 8GB memory and 64GB SSD or the advanced i5-8250U processor with 8GB RAM and 64GB SSD.

Please note that all three processors are ultra low voltage and will consume less power as they’re designed mainly for mobile laptop computers. Quarter 2 of 2019 release modern Intel Celeron 3867U is a dual core processor at 1.80GHz speed without hyperthreading (2 cores and 2 threads). It has an average CPU Passmark score of 1467 and a typical TDP of 15 watts. The built-in graphics card is the Intel HD 610 with an entry level performance that will suffice for your daily multimedia needs.

The quarter 2 of 2018 release Intel i3-8130U is a dual core processor that runs at 2.20GHz up to 3.4GHz with the turbo boost function and has 2 cores and 4 threads. It has a Passmark benchmark score of 3654 which is plenty for a Chrome system and the TDP is again 15 watts. Graphics card is the Intel UHD 620 for your daily graphics needs. Quarter 2 of 2017 release quad-core Intel i5-820U processor (4 cores, 8 threads) runs at the speeds between 1.6GHz and 3.4GHz with the turbo boost.

The typical TDP is 15 watts and the graphics card is the Intel HD 620 and like the other version GPU’s it will be adequate for all the Chrome games and other daily multimedia stuff. They are also offered with a 21.5″ monitor and an HDMI cable or the 23.8″ monitor and a HDMI cable. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (1 Rear and 2 front), DisplayPort over USB-C, a USB 3.1 Type C gen 1 port, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, microSD Media card Reader, 65W AC Adapter, an HDMI output and a Kensington lock.

Acer Chromebox CXI3-UA91 Mini PC Connectivity

Acer Chromebox CXI3-UA91 weighs 4.54 pounds and measures 5.85 x 2.22 x 6.24 inches. It is offered with a standard limited warranty of one year for parts and labor. And you will have access to a toll free technical support. It is designed for casual users that will rely more on Cloud storage. It would work for customers that prefer a compact and portable machine and want a bit of freedom and flexibility. You can just hook it up to any external monitor or TV.

Acer Chromebox is intuitive, fast and safe to use with the enhanced security. It will not occupy much space on your desk and you can connect it to your display by using the VESA mounting kit that is included in the package. You can run Zoom on it in your conferences for your presentations. Chrome operating system comes with the regular automatic updates that run in the background without you needing to do anything. And it is much less prone to the harmful virus attacks. Please note that it doesn’t have a webcam with microphone but comes with the HD Audio support. Overall it is a great mini Chromebox that offers reliable connection, great performance and speed and at the right prices.

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