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ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer

Last updated: October 14, 2020


The affordable ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer has become very popular with consumers looking for an alternative to pricey Windows and Mac-based computers. It comes with the Google Chrome operating system, which may take some adjustment if you prefer Windows. You'll also need a monitor, keyboard and mouse to go with it.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The popular ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer won't make a huge dent in your wallet and it uses the Google Chrome operating system.

In our analysis of 51 expert reviews, the ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer placed 11th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Easy out-of-the-box setup, integrated virus and malware protection and feature-enhancing updates, ASUS Chrome box starts up in seconds to get you to your favorite websites and apps instantly. It houses a processor powerful enough for ultrafast multitasking performance and the connectivity options to choose your own screen size, connecting to multiple displays at once and even attach to any VESA-mountable monitor or HD TV.

Our Expert Consultant

Patrick Ward 
Editor-in-chief of High Speed Experts

Patrick Ward is the editor-in-chief of High Speed Experts, a broadband connectivity-, search engine- and IT-industry education blog that empowers consumers by open-sourcing information about tech services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce with an emphasis on communications at the University of Sydney. His expertise spans the digital, emerging tech and telecommunications fields.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

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.
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This machine is compact and inexpensive
Sacrifice the latest processors for a cheaper computer with the Chromebox 2.

What reviewers didn't like

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.
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Chrome OS means no Windows programs
users transferring from a non-Chrome computer may find file organization difficult.
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