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  • 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Processor
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  • Google Chrome OS
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Processors Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz Celeron 2957U 1.4 GHz Core i3 4010U 1.7 GHz celeron 1.4 GHz
Operating System Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome
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Style: M004U
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Celeron 2955U
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • RAM Type: Unknown
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB Unknown
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Product Details

Style: M004U
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.9 x 1.6 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: CHROMEBOX-M004U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (390 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 6, 2014

Product Description

Style: M004U


Experience the Best Chrome OS Computer

With easy out-of-the-box setup, integrated virus and malware protection and feature-enhancing updates, ASUS Chromebox starts up in seconds to get you to your favorite websites and apps instantly. And why a box? Because with a box it houses a processor powerful enough for ultrafast multitasking performance in Chrome OS and the connectivity options to choose your own screen size, connect to multiple displays at once and even attach to any VESA-mountable monitor or HD TV. ASUS Chromebox is the always-new computer that just makes sense.

Personalized Access with Parental Controls

Personalized data access makes ASUS Chromebox the ideal family device. Easily switch between accounts while ensuring each person’s data is kept private and secure; while parental controls ensure safe, family-friendly web surfing.

Recommended with ASUS Monitors

With VESA mount built in and HDMI port, ASUS VE228H and VE247H monitors are the ideal displays to pair with ASUS Chromebox.

Experience snappy performance to get you to your digital world faster
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A Simpler and Smarter Digital Life

ASUS Chromebox boots up in a flash and synchronizes instantly with your existing Chrome services to get you closer to the internet than ever before. With 100GB of free Google Drive space, access all your data and files in the cloud simply by logging into your Google account wherever you are.

Choose your own screen size or connect two monitors at once
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Small in Size, Big on Features

It may be the world’s smallest Chrome device, but ASUS Chromebox is big on connectivity. It comes with high performance 802.11 n dual-band wireless, four USB 3.0 ports for fast data transfer, HDMI and DisplayPort for connecting to the latest displays and HD TVs, including support for dual displays and an SD card reader for easily accessing stored photos and documents.

Enjoy a high quality experience, online and offline
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A More Beautiful Web Experience

Kick back and relax as you browse the web, watch movies and shows on Netflix, or view photos from your SD card. And with a wide assortment of offline apps, ASUS Chromebox lets you edit documents, play games and use other popular apps without an internet connection.

Easy setup and use for people at any tech level
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Getting Started

When booting Chromebox up, browsing the web or performing your essential tasks, it’s all about speed when it comes to Chrome OS. It gets you closer to what you want to do, simply boot up Chromebox and go.

Customer Reviews

Very simple design, fast boot.
Brian D Lindsay
Needless to say, Chrome can run on Linux and it can also install printer drivers.
Blaine A. Edwards
Use it as a media device, watch netflix and other streaming video.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

258 of 267 people found the following review helpful By Blaine A. Edwards on June 12, 2014
Style Name: M004U Verified Purchase
Our desktop died a few months ago and we were looking for a replacement. Because my wife and I both have tablets and a laptop, we have found that we have not used the desktop as much. As a result, we were wondering whether we should even get a replacement. We decided it would be nice to have but we didn't want to spend $500+ on a new computer. I had heard of the Chromebox previously but didn't pay too much attention to it. I decided it would be worth looking into and after seeing all the good comments, I felt it was worth taking a chance on getting one.

Is it anything spectacular? Yes! Does it do anything more than Chrome on Windows? No. But here is why (when your desktop finally dies/or you are just sick of how slow it is) you should buy a Chromebox:

1) Fast enough to do everything you want to on the internet. If you are like most people, you will realize that 90+% of the time you are on a computer, you are using a web browser. Everything else on your computer therefore is added weight to slow down your internet experience. This may include Virus/Malware Scanning Software, Viruses and Malware, other background processes, etc. ChromeOS takes all this out and gives you the the web browser and a great way of connecting to it. Will it handle the latest high intensity graphics game around? No, it won't come close but if you are looking for something to do that, you probably aren't even looking at Chromeboxes and therefore are not even reading this post.

2) Still can do Microsoft Office Online. This was actually a surprise to me but it actually works fairly well. For those of you who are not familiar with Office Online, it is a web version of Office that doesn't have all the bells and whistles of regular office.
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156 of 174 people found the following review helpful By ifGeek on March 26, 2014
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This is my 3rd Chrome OS device (Samsung Chromebook, Acer Chromebook) and was purchased to replace a not-very-old Windows desktop that my kids used for school assignments, web browsing and video streaming. The old desktop had a Celeron processor, but couldn't do full-screen video without a lot of stuttering and had a loud fan that screamed through even a low-def YouTube video. This thing feels like a HUGE step up at a fraction of the price. My 11 year old daughter asked if she could set this up and within 2 minutes from opening the box, she was playing a Flash-based game on the Internet. That is precisely what I love so much about my Chrome devices. My kids just get it...right out of the box and my tech-support/virus cleanup/windows patching time has dropped to nil! I love that my kid's homework and docs are all in the cloud and they can no longer lose them due to hard drive crashes or forgetting where they saved them on the box. They use GDocs exclusively and since their schools are now using Chromebooks also, its seamless for them. I'm a web developer and I guess what I'd call a "power user" and even I find that I get downstairs to fire up my super desktop very rarely these days. The Chrome devices just fit the need.

This sleek little black box is perfect on my kitchen counter, where the kids use it on a 24 inch Samsung monitor. It worked well with a cheap Bluetooth keyboard I had and a wired, USB mouse. I think I'll actually use the mounting bracket that came with it to mount this thing on the wall behind the monitor, just to clear even more counter space. As expected, boot time was just a few seconds and there's just something comforting about signing in for the first time and instantly having all of my bookmarks and settings from my other Chromebook.
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157 of 176 people found the following review helpful By Jim Logan on March 19, 2014
Style Name: M004U
I'll skip technical details, you can find them all over the Internet. Purely from the perspective of experience with this Chromebox... it's awesome! Packaging, form factor, ease of installation, elegance of solution: all categories earn five stars. I'm a freelance copywriter and B2B sales consultant... I can do everything I need on this simple, small, and inexpensive box.

I mounted the Chromebox on the back of my monitor, connected cables and fired it up. After loading the current Chrome release, the box boots in seconds. Having 6-7 or more tabs open isn't a problem with performance. Streaming video or audio is smooth as glass. It's completely quiet.

I own a Chromebook and Android phone, owning this Chrombox is a no-brainer.

It's not going to be for everyone, but it's perfect for people like me who live in basic document processors, WordPress, email, and stream a few movies at night. If you live in the Google ecosystem, it's an obvious purchase.

At this value, buy two, if you can find them before they sell-out.
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on April 7, 2014
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First off, don't buy this expecting it to replace a Windows or Mac desktop. Do some research on what Chrome OS can and cannot do. This won't be a review of ChromeOS, but the device itself.

About the device:

It's pretty dang small. Probably about the size of an Intel NUC. The form factor is what drove me to purchase this device, as I was looking for something small to use for basic web browsing, Netflix, and occasional light office work (using Office 365 - OneDrive). The device does not feel cheap at all; I was surprised at the overall build quality for something under $200.

What's Included:
Inside the box is the usually quick start guide, user manual, and warranty info. The chromebox uses the same AC adapter that Asus's laptops use (I think). There is also a nifty VESA mount that you can mount the device to, and then attach it to the back of a monitor. I have not had a chance to try this out yet.

Connectivity/Ports: I like the fact that all of the available USB ports (4 total) are 3.0. I currently only have a Logitech MK320 mouse/keyboard combo connect to one, which works perfectly. I like that an ethernet port was also included, as well as built in wifi. For video, I'm currently using the HDMI port, but the device also has a full-size displayport as well. Among the ports already listed, there is also an SD-card reader, similar to what you can find on laptops.

Loudness: I wanted to point this out, as this thing is VERY quiet. In face my monitor is louder than the chromebox! I haven't really pushed it to it's full potential yet, so I cannot comment on how loud the fan can get. I have not noticed any issues with heat yet.

I feel like that is all I can speak about the device for now, and will update this review should anything change.
This chromebox is perfect for someone looking to have a small, energy-efficient computing experience.
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