ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer

Last updated date: January 28, 2019

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In our analysis of 41 expert reviews, the ASUS ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer placed 1st when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
101 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts 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.
March 12, 2014 | Full review
This machine is compact and inexpensive
- Tom's Guide
November 15, 2017 | Full review
Sacrifice the latest processors for a cheaper computer with the Chromebox 2.
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review
What experts 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.
March 12, 2014 | Full review
Chrome OS means no Windows programs
- Tom's Guide
November 15, 2017 | Full review
users transferring from a non-Chrome computer may find file organization difficult.
- BestReviews
January 1, 2019 | Full review

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. ASUS CHROMEBOX 2 Mini Computer
Overall Score: 28.3
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Apple Mac Mini
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 10
3. HP Envy Desktop Computer
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 10
4. HP Pavilion All-In-One Desktop
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Lenovo Legion Gaming Tower Desktop Computer
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Dell Inspiron All-in-One Desktop
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Intel NUC Mini PC Kit
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 7

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