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HP Chromebox

HP Chromebox
alaScore 88

16 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of HP Chromebox. 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. Views about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, reliability

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

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Chromebox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HP Chromebox from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The usability also gets good feedback.

usability, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Chromebox Desktop Computer - Intel Celeron 2955U 1.40 GHz - Mini PC - Black J5N49UT#ABAHP Chromebox Desktop Computer - Intel Celeron 2955U 1.40 GHz - Mini PC - Black J5N49UT#ABA

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Martonik (androidcentral.com)

HP Chromebox review

 

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right person Chromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but the tiny desktop-class machines called...

Chromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but the tiny desktop-class machines called Chromeboxes have carved out their own niche as well. While they're primarily focused on education and business applications as video...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ChromeBox is the way to go

 

This is just another chromebox, but that is good. I use my Chromebox for everything I normal do. Before you buy another windows machine, investigate what Chromebox or Chromebook can do. This unit is typically of a Chromebox. Nothing fancy or unusual.

It will not do everything (video editing, etc), but anything that is web based is probably ok. Printing can be a hassle, but it is getting better

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Supplied OS-Less ... Chrome OS Was NOT Installed, Restore Media Was NOT Supplied

 

Mechanical design is very good, even for HP, which often skimps in that area. I bought the Celeron 2955U version, which came with 2 GB of DDR3L-12800S RAM, and 16 GB of m.2 SSD. I will very shortly be upgrading to 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of SSD, which,...

Economical for the function delivered Intuitive to use.

OS was not installed, requiring me to laboriously read through various posts to find the source of a downloadable image of the emergency restore media. I elected to use the USB stick method, and it worked the first time, but took some time. Alas, VESA...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Supplied OS-Less ... Chrome OS Was NOT Installed, Restore Media Was NOT Supplied

 

Mechanical design is very good, even for HP, which often skimps in that area. I bought the Celeron 2955U version, which came with 2 GB of DDR3L-12800S RAM, and 16 GB of m.2 SSD. I will very shortly be upgrading to 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of SSD, which,...

Economical for the function delivered Intuitive to use.

OS was not installed, requiring me to laboriously read through various posts to find the source of a downloadable image of the emergency restore media. I elected to use the USB stick method, and it worked the first time, but took some time. Alas, VESA...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Supplied OS-Less ... Chrome OS Was NOT Installed, Restore Medial Was NOT Supplied

 

Mechanical design is very good, even for HP which often skimps in that area. I bought the Celeron 2955U version, which came with 2 GB of DDR3L-12800S RAM, and 16 GB of m.2 SSD. I will very shortly be upgrading to 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of SSD, which, of...

Economical for the function delivered Intuitive to use.

OS was not installed, requiring me to laboriously read through various posts to find the source of a downloadable image of the emergency restore media. I elected to use the USB stick method, and it worked the first time, but took some time. Alas, VESA...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Very good, but does not have monting rack included

 

very good machine. But can only put on desk. While Asus similar items have rack included to mount the unit on the back of a monitor.

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:Low Halogen, WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / USFF
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

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

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
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 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

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 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots: / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard language:French / Greek / Italian / Spanish / UK English / US International
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:N / No

Performance

Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel SoC
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: 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
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4

Power

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

Processor

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 / 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:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2955U / i7-4600U
Processor boost frequency:3.3
Processor cache:2 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 2.1
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2955U / i7-4600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

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 AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: 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
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
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:No / Yes
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 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / 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 visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
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® 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):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 / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75608 / 76616
Processor code:SR16Y / SR1EA
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

Drivers included:Y
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 16
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.88 / 5
Height:1.54 / 2
Weight:22 / 22.2
Width:4.96 / 5