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Asus Chromebox 3

Asus Chromebox 3
alaScore 97

15 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Asus Chromebox 3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the price and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, design, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus Chromebox 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Chromebox 3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus Chromebox 3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Chromebox-M075U with Dual Core i3 CPU and 4Gb RAMASUS Chromebox-M075U with Dual Core i3 CPU and 4Gb RAM

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Chromebox 3

 

A full desktop Chrome OS experience in a portable package

Small and light ; Strong connectivity ; Simple operation

Apps aren't optimised ; Niche ; Limited storage

The Asus Chromebox 3 delivers a full desktop Chrome OS experience, with impressive portability when needed.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Tim Danton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Chromebox 3 review: This tiny PC is perfect for schools and businesses

 

An attractive option for schools and businesses that don't need heavyweight computing devices

Relatively quiet ; Good value ; Effective for basic programs

Laggy ; Lightweight

All of this adds up to a surprisingly versatile computer. Would I want it as my main system? No, because it doesn’t have enough power and I want full-fat programs, not lightweight apps designed for Android. Would it work as a secondary all-purpose...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

ASUS Chromebox 3 Mini PC Unboxing and Overview

 

I am sure many of our readers are familiar with ASUS motherboards and graphics cards. You might be l In the market for a cheap £250 mini-PC? We have a look at the ASUS Chromebox 3

Small and sleek.

Not all apps are optimised for desktop use.

It’s hard to get truly excited by a Chromebox, but the ASUS Chromebox 3 is a very good little machine if you just want to run some basic web-based tasks.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great computer

 

I had an HP with an AMD 2.8 quad core and 7 GB of RAM that died after 5 years, so I bought this Asus Chromebox and I am very happy that I did. This is much faster on the Web than the HP that died. I can do everything on this that I did on my Windows...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

great replacement

 

the size is plainly compact but the speed is incredible

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great build quality

 

The system runs very snappy. You don't notice it stuttering even running chrome with 30+ tabs open. The keyboard and mouse worked right out of the box. It starts up quick, one of many bonus' to this device.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

poor build quality

 

The system runs fairly laggy. You can notice it stuttering while just running chrome with a few tabs open. The keyboard wouldn't work with the battery cover installed. It starts up quick but that's the only bonus I found

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI/CB/CE/FCC/UL/Energy Star/RCM/VCCI / CB/FCC/CE/RCM/BSMI/VCCI/UL
Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini PC
Color of product:Black
Product color:Black
VESA mounting:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5906 / 0x5912 / 0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 610 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:2400

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Display included:N
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
VESA mount included:Y

Performance

Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:N
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 5
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI3 / Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 1600,1866,2133 / 2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.40 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.4 / 2.40 / 3.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:3865U / i3-7100 / i3-7100U / i5-8250U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / S0 / Y0
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 51
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:122589 / 124967 / 95442 / 96507 / 97455
Processor code:SR2ZW / SR35C / SR3LA
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5 / 42 x 24
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.85
Height:1.57
Weight:2.2
Width:5.85