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HP Chromebox CB1-014

HP Chromebox CB1-014
alaScore 87

170 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews of HP Chromebox CB1-014. 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 design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Chromebox CB1-014 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of HP Chromebox CB1-014 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Chromebox CB1-014 Desktop (White)HP Chromebox CB1-014 Desktop (White)

Mar, 2019

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Not worth buying


Quick start up

Ethernet port does not function well. I have to restart it several times a day to keep internet access. I bought two Chromeboxes and both have ethernet connectivity problems

Oct, 2014

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Got this for my dad to use in his shop. Easy and made for surfing the web or looking for car catalogs when everything is web based only. Fast and no dealing with constant updates.

Aug, 2015

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They replaced the computers at my school with these. They can barely function and do anything. I don't recommend buying them.

Apr, 2015

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Good for inrernet


Works great for everything run off of Internet. But not going to replace computer since I have to be signed in to gmail on another computer which is kinda annoying if someone else needs to use the computer.

Apr, 2015

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Great basic desktop replacement


I was skeptical to buy a non windows system, but the chromebox does everything I need it to do.

Apr, 2015

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Awesome basic computer


If you are looking for a computer to run the internet and all things associated with the internet and Google this is a great machine. Super easy and fast hook up and it just works.

Apr, 2015

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Fast and easy


This is a great, basic, machine. This is all you need for basic Internet computing.

Mar, 2015

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A good cheap daily user


I got this to replace my daughter's aging laptop and it is great if you just use web base apps.

Mar, 2015

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Perfect for Kodi Media Player


Got it for just one purpose, install openelec to play media on my home server and some online content. Easy to install openelec and hardware is perfect, even bitstreams DTS-HD and TrueHD to my AV Receiver. It is a dual boot, so I could use Chrombox op...

Mar, 2015

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Lightning fast


This does everything I had hoped it would. Needed to update cables for monitor and keyboard, but other than that everything works well.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver


Chassis Type:NETTOP
Colour of product:White
Product colour:White
Water cooling system: No


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included: No


Product Type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4


Power Supply:65


Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:2955U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard: No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:75608
Processor code:SR16Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system installed:Chrome OS


Card reader integrated: Yes
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
SSD capacity:16
Storage Media:SSD
Total SSDs capacity:16
Total Storage Capacity:16

Weight & Dimensions

Height :3.9