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ASUS Desktop PC CHROMEBOX-M004U Celeron 2955U (1.4GHz) 2GB DDR3 16GB SSD HDD Google Chrome OS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Small quiet and performs every thing you expect any chrome device to perform
And dose it onmy 38" tv threw hdmi video and sound

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: Came with 1 2gig stick memory so up grading to 4 gig was cheep and easy by just adding 1 2gig stick

ASUS Desktop PC CHROMEBOX-M004U Celeron 2955U (1.4GHz) 2GB DDR3 16GB SSD HDD Google Chrome OS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs I got 2 one new and one open box 12/30/2014

This review is from: ASUS Desktop PC CHROMEBOX-M004U Celeron 2955U (1.4GHz) 2GB DDR3 16GB SSD HDD Google Chrome OS

Pros: very small
has 1 mem stick so adding 1 2gig stick bumps it to 4gig and it helps
very low power requirements
i run as much as i can off of a small off grid solar system so getting the job done with as little power as needed is a consideration for me and this box dose it
because i do like my 38" TV at 1080p used as a screen
in my bedroom for NetFlix and all other on line needs (banking youtube email paying bills and research for kids homework)
this boxe dose it and I also have one of these boxes in living room for family use
this thing sips power compared to even my AMD A6-5400k system that has basic components
i picked up the second one of these as a open box idem for cheep and it will be replacing my AMD 5600k system
and the HDMI works perfect when using the TV sound

Cons: not any
i know what a Chrome Box can and can not do and it fulfills my needs 100%

Other Thoughts: research if this is your first chrome box or chrome book and know what you are buying
the chrome box/chrome book are for 99% web base uses and will do just about any thing on line you need to do
+ if you need It will do some lite office work and text docs
as of right now to my Knowledge the chrome system will not access a DVD with DRM for playing DVD's so if you are looking for a full fledged Media pc a Chrome device may not be for you
but i do use one as a media pc and 99% of all my media pc needs are netflix movies and YouTube and i do have the Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-power 2.1 PC Speaker System in living room and i love it
but second box is on TV in bedroom just using TV sound

AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7GHz Socket AM3+ 220W FD9590FHHKWOF Desktop Processor - Black Edition
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: no it is not as fast as the new top dog intell but it is 1/4th the cost and allowed us to invest in to a 980 extreme GPU
saying a AMD FX9590 is slow is like saying a 11sec car is slow because your car is a 10.5 sec car
and the 8core FX 9590 will run any game out there for years to come even on the 28" 4k monitor

Cons: 220w cpu

Other Thoughts: excellent choice for a build with limited funds
we decided to go with the FX9590 32gig ram and a new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 AMP! Extreme and it was worth it to say below the $2000 limit for the build
the new Intell chip would have cost us another $500


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Date Joined: 02/15/08

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  • First Review: 12/13/10
  • Last Review: 03/18/15
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