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There Are Two Chromeboxes – Here is the Second – $499.99 With Intel Core i5

First of all, thank you Jeff Earls for this amazing piece of news. You are right, Almost everyone missed the second Chromebox.

Here is the full specs for you.

Specs Samsung Chromebox with Intel Core i5

Memory Type DDR3
Memory Speed PC3-10600
Memory Speed MHz 1333MHz
Total Memory Size 4GB
Memory Slots (Total) 2
Memory Slots (Available) 0
Memory Configuration 2 x 2GB
Maximum Memory Supported 4GB
Media Ports
LAN Ports 1
USB Ports (Total) 6
Audio Out Jacks 1 microphone/headphone jack combo
DisplayPorts 2
Processor Specifications
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Class Core i5
Processor Number i5-2450M
Processor Speed 2.5GHz
Hard Disk Drive Specifications
Capacity 16GB
Hard Drive Types Solid State Drive
Audio Specifications
Audio Description Integrated Audio
Audio Chipset High Definition Audio
Graphics Specifications
Graphics Description Integrated Graphics
GPU/VPU Intel HD Graphics 3000
WiFi & Wireless Specifications
WiFi Description Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
WiFi Standards Supported 802.11b
Bluetooth 3.0
Network Adapter Specifications
LAN Chipset Realtek 8111E
LAN Data Transfer Rate 10/100/1000Mbps
LAN Description Integrated
LAN Interface Type RJ-45
Height 1.3″
Width 7.6″
Depth 7.6″

This one is more powerful than the $329.99 version with 1.9GHZ Intel Celeron /Intel Core i5. And the price, is a bit higher for its better processing power. With 2.5GHz Core i5, you should get a solid Chrome OS experience.

Comparing Two Chromeboxes

The only major  difference I could make out was the processor. RAM, SSD memory, all are same for both Chromeboxes. Do you find any other difference?

  • just wondering

    I was reading an article the other day about generations of kids who will never use a desktop their entire life. It got me thinking and now I am trying to figure out who would use this. The Samsung Chromebook can now be had for $299. It offers portability, and of course comes with a monitor and keyboard built in. I realize the Chromebox would have a more powerful processor, but aren’t the new Chromebooks going to have more powerful processors? The real shocker for me, however, is the lack of HDMI support. How would I watch movies on TV ? With a DVI and a mic output ? Really ? Not exactly what I would call the Blu-ray experience.

  • Broc

    The chromebox has DisplayPort++, which means it can send an HDMI signal (with an adapter attached). It can also send DVI. I’m not happy I had to buy new video cables, but I’m fine with DisplayPort.

    The i5 Chromebox running ubuntu can make a nice code development machine for me. I really like that it has dual monitor support out of the box, and that it does so without an 8-thousand-mega-watt video card with a noisy fan that would eventually die. I like that it boots fast, has a small footprint, and is completely silent.