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Acer Chromebox CXI

Acer Chromebox CXI
alaScore 91

115 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Acer Chromebox CXI. 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 reliability and price also get good reviews.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

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

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebox CXI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Acer Chromebox CXI from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Chromebox CXI-2GKM Desktop (with Keyboard and Mouse)Acer Chromebox CXI-2GKM Desktop (with Keyboard and Mouse)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM

 

The Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM packs a Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM, which is great for video conferencing, but makes it's too expensive for a Chrome-based desktop.

Decent feature set. Includes keyboard and mouse, as well as stand and mounting bracket. Performance is enhanced with an Intel Core i3-4030U processor.

Only 16GB of local storage. Pricey for a Chromebox.

Conclusion The Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM offers faster boot times, smoother performance, and better video chatting capabilities than the average Celeron-powered Chromebox, but that improvement comes at a price, and at $400 the Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebox CXI-4GKM

 

The Acer Chromebox CXI-4GKM is a good pick for casual Web-focused users who don't need a full Windows desktop.

Solid performance. Decent feature set. Includes keyboard and mouse, as well as stand and mounting bracket.

Limited local storage. Relatively more expensive than competitors.

Conclusion All in all, the Acer Chromebox CXI-4GKM is everything we expect from a Chrome device. It's inexpensive, easy to use, and it easily supports the casual use for which the Chrome is tailored. It does come in at a slightly higher price than the...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Housen Maratouk (computershopper.com)

Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM Review and Ratings

 

There's a lot to like about Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, not least their small sizes and generally small price tags. But does Acer's top-of-the-line offering, the Chromebox CXI-i38GKM, offer enough to justify a price that seems more in line with...

Snappy performance ; Quick boot-up times ; 8GB of RAM

Pricey ; Only 16GB of local storage ; Limited upgradability

There's a lot to like about the Acer Chromebox CXI-i38GKM. It performs well and is well-equipped for a Chromebox. It sports a design that will look equally good on a desktop or as part of an entertainment system. And it offers enough functionality to...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Fagioli (betanews.com)

Acer Chromebox CXI -- small package, largely satisfying [Review]

 

Everybody has different needs, so it is impossible to say one operating system is better than another. Sure, you can state which OS is best for

Overall, the little box has a lot of power and should meet the needs of many home users. Hell, many business users may find the Chromebox CXI useful too. If you live in the browser, like many people nowadays, Chrome OS is a great choice -- there are a...

Oct, 2014

Techradar Great Value 2015

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebox CXI review

 

A plug and play friendly Chrome in a box

Extremely petite ; Plenty of ports ; Surprisingly great performance

Inconveniently placed power and headphone jack ; Loud fan

The Acer Chromebox CXI can turn any monitor or HDTV into a capable cloud-based computer.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Acer Chromebox CXI

 

I have reviewed several Chromebooks before, they are small laptops running the Chrome operating system. This however was the first Chromebox I have reviewed it is a full featured PC all you need to add is a panel via HDMI or DisplayPort.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Acer Chromebox CXI

 

Desktop PCs may be dying, and Chrome OS may be the new kid on the block that is very slowly gaining traction in a world already overpopulated with laptops and[...]

The Acer ChromeBox CXI combines a few worlds: PC, ChromeCast and Chrome OS. It does so elegantly. The only thing that may go against it could be the price. However, you get a lot for your money.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great while it works.

 

I would not hesitate to purchase Acer products, if they are monitors. My past purchases of Acer Monitors have been good. On another hand, my experience with Acer Chromebooks was bad. The first Acer 15" chromebook had bad usb port. The second one lasts...

. Design and functionality. I mounted it with the included vesa adapter to the back of an Acer 24" monitor. The setup looks great. . Plenty of connectivity with 4 USB3, SD card reader, HDMI, etc . . . . Acer Tech Support was quick to connect to.

. While I was using the second time, the screen suddenly went off, then came back with some error and a request for inserting a recovery disk. I went to a great length of times to create the recovery disk. Two windows 10 computers would download &...

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Acer CXI-i38GKM (DT.Z07AA.002)

 

Drives a 4k display just fine for static images

Wifi is weak. Sitting next to this Chromebox is a Chromebook from a different manufacturer, which has no trouble connecting, and gets perfectly usable throughput. Even my smartphone connects to the wifi just fine from the same location. This thing...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Fantastic Linux Box

 

Small footprint, excellent capabilities. I was using Raspberry PI for simple tasks and always found them a bit lacking as far as CPU power. For a little more money you get an extremely capable appliance with an HDMI port and room to expand the DRAM. I...

Only 16GB SSD, fine for media center, but for desktop, you should connect a nano flash to one of the USB 3.0 ports

May, 2015
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Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CE, FCC, BSMI, CCC, CB
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:1L sized PC / SFF / Small Desktop / USFF
Color of product:Black / White
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 800
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Form Factor:1.5L sized PC
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4

Power

Power supply:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
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:2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2957U / 3205U / i3-4030U
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.9
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:2957U / 3205U / i3-4030U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D0 / E0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
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):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:78942 / 81018 / 84809
Processor code:SR1DV / SR1EN / SR215
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Software

Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA, Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA, Serial ATA II / SATA, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.27 / 2.3 / 5.08 / 6.54
Height:1.31 / 6.5 / 6.81
Width:1.3 / 5.12 / 5.51