Asus Chromebox-M075U Desktop Bundle Review

Asus Chromebox-M075U Desktop Bundle Review

ASUS Chromebox Desktop Bundle
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Chromebox M075U is an April 2014 model mini desktop bundle by Asus with unique features.. Although more expensive than the previous entry model Chromebox M005U, this one seems to be more powerful with a better processor and hyperthreading function, more RAM, higher clock speed, same Chromebook built-in virus protection, more cache and is offered with a wireless Chrome keyboard and mouse to make it easy to work on a Chrome system with the useful shortcuts.

Asus Chromebox has a 4th generation Intel i3-4010U processor at 1.7 GHz speed, 4GB (2 GB X 2) DDR3 SDRAM, 16 GB Solid State Drive and Google Chrome operating system.. System starts instantly thanks to the SSD and the Chrome OS. Intel i3 is quite an efficient processor for such a small machine and the amount of RAM should be more than adequate for the usual Chrome style web browsing and using online and offline applications. You can run a few apps and keep several tabs open at the same time and there won't be any delays or freezing.

You may think the 16 GB is quite small but firstly it is a Solid State Drive to help the computer start up very quickly and you get 100 GB of Cloud based Google Drive free for two years. All you do is connect to your Gmail account and you have access to all your data. The chassis is the same as the small M005U model- fanless and works silently. It is as big as your palm, so quite tiny. Graphics card is the Intel HD 4400 and offers good performance for anything other than the advanced 3D games. You'll find several media, video and productivity apps by Google you could use on a daily basis as well as some light games and the Asus Chromebox will handle them just fine. Every person that uses the computer will have private access to their data with the easily switchable accounts function of Chromebox.

Asus Chromebox-M075U Desktop Bundle Review
It is slim, lightweight and compact with design that supports VESA mount- weighs only 1.3 pounds with the measurements of 4.88 x 1.65 x 4.88 inches. Connectivity options include 4 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and DisplayPort that supports 4K video output to allow you to connect to double monitors, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, an SD card slot, BT4.0 10/100/1000 Mbps, a 2-in-1 Media Card Reader, a Kensington Security Lock, Wireless Google Keyboard and mouse and a microSD Flash card slot.

Conclusion: Asus Chromebox M075U is simple to set-up, comes with integrated virus protection, boots up very fast with the SSD, Chrome OS is user friendly, the whole thing is big enough to fit in your palm, the i3 processor is fast, size of RAM will allow you to do plenty of multitasking, it won't take up any space on your desk, comes with a good range of connectivity options and is easy to expand despite its size, works with both online and offline apps of Google, capable of playing many games. If you're looking for a small desktop to use mainly for web browsing and basic tasks and that you can take anywhere easily, the new Chromebox with Haswell i3 processor may well be the right one for you.

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