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ASUS Chromebox M004U

ASUS Chromebox M004U
alaScore 90

1120 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1120 reviews of ASUS Chromebox M004U. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Chromebox M004U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1023 user reviews of ASUS Chromebox M004U from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS CHROMEBOX-M004U DesktopASUS CHROMEBOX-M004U Deluxe with 4Gb Memory

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: (

Asus Chromebox


The key benefits for Chromeboxes and their mobile counterparts, Chromebooks , are that they boot in seconds; they have built-in virus protection that's automatically updated, as is the whole OS; they're secure and can easily be managed; and there is an...

The Asus Chromebox 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: Mark Hachman (

Asus Chromebox M004U review: Web-based life in desktop form, just add peripherals


This vehicle for web-based browsing, streaming, and computing can take a bigger display, a mouse and a keyboard—or slip into your media center.

Good-enough performance ; Four USB 3.0 ports ; Compact design, plus mounting bracket

Desktop design ; The Web, but little else

Although its lack of portability is a bit antiquated, the M004U's performance is perfectly adequate to the task at hand: surfing the Web for less.

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Anand Lal Shimpi (

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.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, I’m a fan of Chrome OS. The OS isn’t flexible enough to function as a replacement for my needs, but for someone who basically needs a terminal to Gmail, Facebook and the internet in general - Chrome OS...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: (

Asus Chromebox M004U


The good news is that most users report that it's compatible with a wide variety of wireless and wired peripherals. The other issue is that at the time of this report, retail availability remains scarce. It's still back-ordered at many sellers, and...

Very inexpensive, Suitable for the way many people use their home computers, Easy to use, once you get used to Chrome, Viruses and other malware not an issue, for now

Will only run programs and apps designed for the Chrome OS, Works best with a solid Internet connection

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


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

Again, we'd like to see 4GB of RAM come standard, but as long as you keep your open browser tabs in check, 2GB should be fine for most users. And if it isn't, adding an extra memory module is quite easy and shouldn't add significantly to the price.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Evan W. (

Exceptional Product


Buying anything else for a classroom setting is a waste of money unless you absolutely must have a certain application that runs only on PC or MAC. I teach science and have found Chrome compatible solutions for everything I need my students to do. Many...

ASUS makes an excellent version of the Chromebox. I have 20 of these and a bunch of chromebooks in a classroom setting with middle school science students. There are far fewer problems than with PCs running any other operating system. My hours spent...

You must know what Chrome OS is and not expect it to be something it isn't. Frankly, I have a hard time calling this a con. Once you get your head around using Chrome it's fantastic for students and for nearly anything most teachers would ever do....

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: shannon k. (

it's ok


takes up no desk space. chrome os is mostly simple.

have to get used to not keeping anything in it like you do a normal computer. file organization is different from windows, i don't like that. i use an external hard drive to keep my stuff & it's hard to find things with this. other reviews have...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Eric T. (

just awesome


Works great with Plex

Streams everything from my computer and also YouTube and any other website for that matter. wifi and bluetooth are great features as well and I use them both.

Occassionally loses connection with my bluetooth keyboard that I use, but not that big of a deal.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: shannon k. (



kinda fast but not as fast as advertised (even with extra ram). very compact. easy to set up & get going. adding ram was fast & easy. can't get viruses. finding files takes some getting used to; gets easier if you pin the icons (docs, sheets, files...

make sure you look at the photos to check out the connector ports. i had to buy adaptors for my monitor & kb which caused a big delay in starting to use the c-box. you'll also need speakers. buy an external hard drive too if you don't want to keep all...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Joseph L. (

Love it!


Pros: Upgraded RAM with an additional 4MG. This made a huge difference. Much faster than any PC, Google offers most apps I need. 90% of the time it's used to surf the internet. Chrome interface is easy to understand an a relatively novice person like...

Only cons I would offer looks to be updated on the new Chromebox. Only reason I didn't buy that one was due to the price and didn't want to spend that much for something I wasn't sure about.

May, 2015

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No


Number of storage drives installed:1