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Asus Chromebox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Asus Chromebox. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Chromebox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Chromebox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 user reviews of Asus Chromebox from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Asus Chromebox a good starting point for Chrome OS

 

If you don't mind bringing your own keyboard, mouse, and display, this little black box is an inexpensive way to leave traditional OS computers behind.

The ; puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box. For its low starting price, you get a decent performance for everyday tasks and a good assortment of ports and connections.

You need to supply your own keyboard and mouse, which might not be as easy as it sounds. Only 16GB of storage might turn off some potential users, while power users will want to step up to the Core i3 version.

If you're looking to get started in the world of Chrome OS, the Asus Chromebox is a very good starting point--so long as you don't mind bringing your own peripherals.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Asus Chromebox review

 

The Asus Chromebox is a tiny little machine that runs Google's Chrome OS and it's smaller than a stack of old-school CD cases. Asus has jam-packed it full of decent tech, including super-speed USB 3.0 and an SD card reader, but is it enough to replace...

Meet the Asus Chromebox, a tiny PC that sports an Intel processor and also runs Chrome OS. That means you'll be doing plenty of your work online with Google's operating system, but it's decent enough to browse the web, check your emails and word...

Chrome OS, while still progressing at an impressive rate, isn't a viable alternative if you really need software that's only available on OS X or Windows. If Google Docs isn't enough to get by for your writing needs, you won't be able to install Word...

The Asus Chromebox is a decent little machine perfect for the kids or older members of the family, as its easy to use, quick and punchy and doesn't cost the earth either. While there are pricier options available that pack in faster silicon, you won't...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Asus Chromebox a good starting point for Chrome OS

 

If you don't mind bringing your own keyboard, mouse, and display, this little black box is an inexpensive way to leave traditional OS computers behind.

The ; puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box. For its low starting price, you get a decent performance for everyday tasks and a good assortment of ports and connections.

You need to supply your own keyboard and mouse, which might not be as easy as it sounds. Only 16GB of storage might turn off some potential users, while power users will want to step up to the Core i3 version.

If you're looking to get started in the world of Chrome OS, the Asus Chromebox is a very good starting point--so long as you don't mind bringing your own peripherals.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

ASUS Chromebox Review

 

I see a lot of potential in Google's Chrome OS. Even today, I have no issues recommending the platform to friends and family with basic computing needs but who want something more traditional than a smartphone or tablet.

What Chrome OS makes you sacrifice in flexibility, you gain in security. The relative immunity to viruses and malware makes the Chromebox an easy platform to recommend to novice users that are up for a somewhat unique learning curve.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Asus Chromebox a good starting point for Chrome OS

 

If you don't mind bringing your own keyboard, mouse, and display, this little black box is an inexpensive way to leave traditional OS computers behind.

The ; puts the Cloud-based world of Google's Chrome OS into a compact, attractive black box. For its low starting price, you get a decent performance for everyday tasks and a good assortment of ports and connections.

You need to supply your own keyboard and mouse, which might not be as easy as it sounds. Only 16GB of storage might turn off some potential users, while power users will want to step up to the Core i3 version.

If you're looking to get started in the world of Chrome OS, the Asus Chromebox is a very good starting point--so long as you don't mind bringing your own peripherals.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (tomsguide.com)

Asus Chromebox Review: Chrome OS Goes Desktop

 

The Asus Chromebox is more than just a niche product; it's the oddball overlap in a Venn diagram, putting Google's laptop-friendly Chrome OS into a tiny mini PC. This machine is compact and inexpensive, but the limitations of Chrome on the desktop and...

Inexpensive ; Good port selection ; Strong online performance ; Supports 4K resolution and multiple monitors

Chrome OS means no Windows programs ; Relies heavily on online connectivity

The Asus Chromebox is an early experiment in putting Chrome OS into a tiny desktop, and it feels like it. You can get online and enjoy a range of web apps and extensions, but the little desktops limitations are hard to ignore.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Purcell (gottabemobile.com)

ASUS Chromebox

 

The new ASUS Chromebox just made its way to online stores, giving ChromeOS lovers a new option for their desktop, living room or board room. You can hook the ASUS Chromebox up to a TV set, or a projector, and enjoy online video or play casual games...

Most users spend their time inside their computer’s web browser. If that’s you, then consider the ASUS Chromebox as a great, small form factor desktop or home entertainment computer. The size even makes it useful for road warriors who carry a projector...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Asus Chromebox Review and Ratings

 

For those with limited computing needs—particularly those upgrading from an old desktop—Asus' Chromebox is a great alternative to a pricier Windows 8 or OS X machine, though getting used to doing everything in a browser window will take some time.

Compact, quiet, and cheap ; Chrome OS is simple to use and malware-averse ; Good selection of ports

Limited local storage ; Chrome OS still isn't as versatile as Windows or OS X ; Users who open lots of browser tabs will want more RAM

Every time we revisit Google's Chrome OS, the ecosystem feels slightly more feature-rich and appealing. And with Asus' Chromebox, we finally feel the OS is ready to take center stage as the primary operating system for users who have limited computing...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Asus Chromebox review (Chrome desktop with Celeron CPU)

 

Sure, the $179 model doesn’t include a

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (gadgets.ndtv.com)

Asus Chromebox review: Great streaming device

 

You'll have to decide whether you want to use the Chromebox as a general-purpose computer or as a streaming device.