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 TypeDDR3
Memory SpeedPC3-10600
Memory Speed MHz1333MHz
Total Memory Size4GB
Memory Slots (Total)2
Memory Slots (Available)0
Memory Configuration2 x 2GB
Maximum Memory Supported4GB
Media Ports
LAN Ports1
USB Ports (Total)6
Audio Out Jacks1 microphone/headphone jack combo
Processor Specifications
Processor BrandIntel
Processor ClassCore i5
Processor Numberi5-2450M
Processor Speed2.5GHz
Hard Disk Drive Specifications
Hard Drive TypesSolid State Drive
Audio Specifications
Audio DescriptionIntegrated Audio
Audio ChipsetHigh Definition Audio
Graphics Specifications
Graphics DescriptionIntegrated Graphics
GPU/VPUIntel HD Graphics 3000
WiFi & Wireless Specifications
WiFi DescriptionWireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
WiFi Standards Supported802.11b
Bluetooth 3.0
Network Adapter Specifications
LAN ChipsetRealtek 8111E
LAN Data Transfer Rate10/100/1000Mbps
LAN DescriptionIntegrated
LAN Interface TypeRJ-45

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?

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • just wondering 23/05/2012, 11:50 pm

    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 19/11/2012, 8:25 pm

    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.

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