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HP Chromebox CB1-020

HP Chromebox CB1-020
alaScore 88

115 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of HP Chromebox CB1-020. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and size. The reliability and price also get good comments.

usability, price, reliability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Chromebox CB1-020 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of HP Chromebox CB1-020 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good views, whereas opinions are divided on the design.

usability, price

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Chromebox CB1-020 Desktop (Smoke Silver)HP Chromebox CB1-020 Desktop (Smoke Silver)

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (

Refreshing and affordable, why wait!


If you are familiar w/ the Chrome OS family - this is great. It's quiet, boots up quick and is a great device to give to a child to do research papers or an older family member who needs a low fuss, simple and easy to use machine. I haven't experienced...

Affordable, easy to use, always up to date and virus-free w/ Google Chrome OTA Updates, Boots in like 8 seconds (no joke) and best of all - a power house for the money

Obviously, not for everyone - don't use it if you think you're installing programs like Windows or Mac systems. Must have "Google Cloud Print Ready" printer for printing and make sure you either have a TV and/or monitor w/ HDMI input, or you'll have to...

Oct, 2014

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Sick of HP quality power bricks


Bought this to replace a burnt out HP nettop for a relative (they were having issues with the power cord and charging; after about a week the motherboard fried). This chromebox has issues with the power adapter as well, luckily they manifested almost...

Worked for a whole 2 hours. Maybe it's just a coincidence (bad luck) that everything relatives' or myself buy that is HP brand has issues with the power coard, charging, and/or the power brick

Died after a few hours with this message on a white screen during boot "your power adapter isn't giving enough power please use the correct power cord

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


Using it to stream TV for which I works very well

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


Running my business on a twin screen fast computer that is tiny, constantly updates to the latest operating system and doesn't need anti virus or office software. Worth 10 times what I paid . Unbelievable. By the way it's not a laptop!

I only bought 3 and I should have bought 10

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


turns TV into a PC very easy to set up very fast to get online and quick webaccess. I didn't realise how good chrome was without the burden of windows.

I think it should come with option of HP CHROME dedicated keyboard/mouse and HP cloud printer

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


Looks good, Small, fast, Fun. Remember it is Chrome I upgraded the memory to 4 gig easily Lots of connections You could add Linux

Only one memory slot

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


Gets you quickly browsing on the internet. Very quick Very easy to setup

A lot of software is designed for windows so the chromebox may not work with your printer for example. Google air-print only works if/when your connected to the internet.

Apr, 2015

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HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


good alternative to a chromebook if u don't need portability

no sleep function?

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


Looks good, Small, fast ; Fun ; Remember it is Chrome ; I upgraded the memory to 4 gig easily ; Lots of connections ; You could add Linux

Only one memory slot

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (

HP Chromebox CB1-020NA


Fast startup and shutdown. Convenient size of 5"x5" and about 1.5" depth. 4 USB sockets about adequate. Fairly easy to get to grips with, without need to buy special publication. Google Chromebox comes with Cash Organiser app which, after several weeks...

Unable to make direct contact with existing printer; print data needs to go via Google Cloud and then bounce back to Microsoft computer; not very instantaneous or satisfactory. Converted several Excel files to Google Sheets as provided with Chromebox,...

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:0.6L sized PC / Micro Tower / USFF
Color of product:Black / White
Product color:White
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
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


Internal memory:2 / 4
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 / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 179921.3
Operating altitude:0 - 120078.7
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

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


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC283
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

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


Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI2
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
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
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / 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 data transfer rate:5
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:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
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 HD Graphics:Y
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 QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: 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 Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Standard Manageability:N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
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® Unite™:N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:75608
Processor code:SR16Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:N
True Key™:N
Поддержка Intel Unite: No


Operating system installed:Chrome OS


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / SATA
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.5 / 4.96
Height:1.54 / 13
Weight:16.6 / 22.6
Width:1.84 / 4.96