HP Chromebox review

It's not going to be your main machine, but the HP Chromebox could be a simple and inexpensive choice for the right person

Chromebooks may be the talk of the town when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but the tiny desktop-class machines called Chromeboxes have carved out their own niche as well. While they're primarily focused on education and business applications as video Hangouts machines, Chromeboxes are a great go-to choice for a cheap computer just like their laptop-style counterparts.

Several different manufacturers are in on the Chromebox game, but the most affordable model right now is the HP Chromebox starting at just $159. It's not as easy to pick up and get to computing right away as a Chromebook is considering you'll need to add your own screen and in some cases peripherals, but for a few specific use cases a Chromebox may be just the right tool for the job. Read along for our full impressions and review of the HP Chromebox.

Hardware, ports and connections

HP Chromebox

It's an incredibly small desktop machine.

The HP Chromebox is a pretty unassuming device, made to be compact and easily placed where you aren't going to see it. At 4.88 x 4.96 x 1.54 inches it's incredibly small for a desktop machine, easily stowed in a drawer with just a couple cables leading to it if you so desire. It's a square with rounded edges and few design flourishes, but it isn't ugly by any stretch (though it might be if you choose the turquoise color option). Even the power brick is small — about the size of a standard laptop one.

It also isn't particularly heavy and is built quite solidly. There's just a single vent on the back for cooling, which will kick out some hot air from time to time if you put your hand against it, and is all but silent in operation. There's just one button on the this little box — the power button on the front.

I quite like the look of the HP Chromebox, and the size is really something you can admire when you realize it contains an entire computer worth of components inside. It's notably smaller than even a Mac Mini, inching more towards the size of small set top boxes instead. I'm sure more than a few people will consider putting the HP Chromebox behind a TV for media purposes because of this.

Plenty of ports for anything you need to do, including running dual monitors.

Considering its size, the HP Chromebox isn't light on ports. There are four USB 3.0 ports (two front, two back), both HDMI and DisplayPort out for video (including dual monitor support), analog audio out, an SDcard slot, Ethernet port and a security lock slot. There's also 802.11b/g/n Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0 inside for connecting to networks and peripherals. That's more than enough connectivity for a low-end desktop machine, and it's all stuffed into such a small package that you wouldn't expect much more.

On the inside you'll find a very basic set of internals that could be found in any Chromebook from early in 2014. An Intel Haswell Celeron processor at 1.4GHz, backed up by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Not your standard set of desktop internals, but enough for Chrome OS. I'll get further into the performance of this machine below, but it's important to point out that you're not getting anything revolutionary inside the HP Chromebox — it's just a modern Chromebook in a different form factor.

Keyboard and mouse

HP Chromebox keyboard and mouse

If you're not interested in buying a separate keyboard and mouse (or repurposing one you currently have) to go with your new Chromebox, HP also sells a bundled version of its Chromebox that comes with a Bluetooth mouse and Keyboard. The MSRP of the bundle is just $20 more than the stand-alone computer, which should set your expectations for the quality of these peripherals, and only comes in the white case color.

An extra $20 gets you a Chrome OS keyboard and functional mouse.

Although the HP Chromebox itself has Bluetooth, the keyboard and mouse actually connect via a small Bluetooth dongle that's included in the box. It's a bit odd at first to "waste" a USB port on a dongle when the machine has Bluetooth inside, but the nice thing is that the dongle and peripherals are pre-paired giving you a "plug and play" experience. If it wasn't pre-paired, you'd have to first use a wired keyboard and mouse to boot up and then pair them — not the best experience.

The keyboard is of the compact variety, no larger than the one on any Chromebook out there and is actually almost identically sized to the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. It's plastic, of course, but has a nice feel to the keys and has a good angle on it to keep your wrists at a (more) comfortable angle. It's actually heavier than it looks, which helps keep it planted on your desk with some help from rubber feet. It runs on two AAA batteries (which are pre-installed). The one annoyance I found with the keyboard was how quickly it went to a "sleep" state while you're using it. Spend a couple minutes without touching the keys, and it'll turn off, often making the computer miss your first keystroke. Likely a major power saving feature considering it has just two AAA batteries, but still an annoyance nonetheless.

You can bring your own peripherals, but we still recommend buying this bundle instead.

The mouse is the same mix of shiny and matte white plastic, and curves nicely to fit in your hand. It's basic and light — though far from ergonomic — with two buttons and a basic scroll wheel. It's powered by two AA batteries, again also included. It doesn't seem to have the same sleep issues as the keyboard, thankfully, and actually has a hard on/off switch on the bottom, unlike the keyboard.

There's not a whole lot to write home about here on the keyboard and mouse, although I'd still recommend picking up the bundle if you plan to get the HP Chromebox. The biggest differentiator with this keyboard is that it has a proper Chrome OS layout, with the search key and OS-specific function keys that work with the Chrome system. Sure you could find other keyboards and mice to save a few dollars, but the experience just isn't the same.

Performance and daily use

HP Chromebox

No surprises here — the HP Chromebox performs the same as a modern-day Chromebook with the same specs. There's no additional power being pumped into this thing just because it's a desktop, you'll simply get the same experience here as you would if you plugged an Acer C720 into a larger monitor. The machine handled my ASUS 1920 x 1200 resolution monitor with ease — including carrying sound over HDMI — and Chrome OS scaled appropriately.

Desktops just ask to be used more, and there's not enough RAM here to do it.

The only issue I found with using a Chromebox on a large (in this case 27-inch) monitor, compared to an 11-inch Chromebook, is the perspective of what you expect to get done. The large display (or two displays, if you'd like) give you so much room to work with that you may be doing more multi-window browsing, multitasking and generally pushing the machine harder. Desktops just seem to be asking to be used harder than laptops.

I found the 2GB of RAM to be the only limiting factor here, as the HP Chromebox got sluggish running my usual setup of roughly 12 open tabs. Individual pages were responsive, but I'd often see tabs get killed in the background due to a lack of RAM. It's unfortunate that additional RAM couldn't be put into a machine that's surely capable of handling more work. (HP does list the Chromebox as being upgradeable to 4GB of RAM, but that's the topic of another article.)

Aside from the extreme power-user case of using dozens of tabs and heavy multitasking, the HP Chromebox held up admirably as a light use desktop machine. It comes down to reminding yourself that even though you have a large monitor in front of you with plenty of room to work, this is still an overall underpowered machine in the grand scheme of desktop PCs.

Bottom line

HP Chromebox

Before you decide that the HP Chromebox is the small, inexpensive desktop computer for you, you have to first figure out if a Chromebox in general is the right choice. While Chromebooks have proven their value in the market as inexpensive all-around machines with a variety of uses, the Chromebox market still has a bit more defining to do. Aside from education settings as simple clients and enterprise setups as video calling machines, Chromeboxes are really applicable to a much smaller segment of the market.

Desktop PC sales as a whole are declining, the draws of Chrome OS power efficiency and simplicity are somewhat put to waste on a desk-tethered machine and many will find the specs under the hood to be lackluster for a machine that's going to be running with a large monitor or two.

But still, there are some people for whom the Chromebox is an excellent choice. It's easy to set up, hide away in a drawer or an entertainment center and access for some light computing when needed. It also can't be overlooked as a great first computer for a child that isn't quite ready for a laptop.

If you've made the decision to give a Chromebox a go, then it's hard to recommend against HP's offering here. At just over $150 without peripherals, or somewhere around $180 with a keyboard and mouse, it's really hard to go wrong with this setup. Plug it in, attach a monitor and you've got a very capable machine for a fraction of what a full-blown desktop would cost you. There's something to be said for that simplicity, and HP is doing it well with this Chromebox.

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • This is perfect for web based stuff for kids. Does it have the capability to have a kids mode with only pre-approved sites though?
  • as an administrator of your internet service, you can block sites from your kids. you've been able to do so probably since the 90's.
  • DUH! Thanks for the sarcasm! I've built every machine I've ever owned including custom cases, so yes I know a little about the internet.. I just thought a device like this would've been perfect for a "out-of-the-box" kids 'puter.
  • There was no sarcasm in that comment at all, just a potential solution.
  • Eh, the bit about having been able to do so since the 90s came off as unnecessarily snarky to me. I would've bristled a little, too.
  • It's rather nice, I personally like it, but it seems like it stands no a chance to some of the top desktops (see http://www.consumertop.com/best-desktop-guide/ for example).
  • +1 Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or Galaxy S5
  • Probably better handling that with some DNS controls on your router if you just want to block site content.
  • You could try the supervised user flag? Posted via AC App on Nexus 5
  • Thanks, I'll stick with the spare older laptop, I let her use that has a restricted browser to just a few sites. I just thought a device like this would've been perfect upgrade.
  • live2skico below, just showed it is possible after al!
  • yes, you can create a Supervised account: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3463947?hl=en
  • THANKS!! Perfect!
  • Nice, thanks and appreciate asking the question. I'd wanted to know about that as well. Certain tablets are now coming full-fledged and designed for them, it's nice to see it coming nicely manageable through other devices as well.
  • Here's a pretty good reference for what I think you're looking for: http://www.omgchrome.com/a-parents-guide-to-supervised-users/
  • Is the graphics good for games at all?
  • Andrew, I am going to get my mother a Chromebox for Christmas to replace her aging Windows 7 desktop. How hard is this one to get into and add a larger SSD?
  • I'm about to open this one up. Sounds like RAM upgrade is possible, but SSD isn't really. You can always put a big SDcard in there, or plug a USB hard drive in.
  • It has an SDCard slot
  • I get that, but she'll be using the SD slot when she transfers photos from her camera. And, I'd rather have one big partition than one small and one big.
  • the point of a chromebox is to upload everything to the cloud storage (I believe you'll get 100GB free). you don't need a big SSD. if you want to keep something local, use an external usb HD or flash drive.
  • My mom doesn't want things in the cloud
  • Your mom should not get a chromebook then
  • I'm getting her a Chromebox because it will be simpler and safer for her than a new Windows machine. How she chooses to use it is up to her, not you.
  • Simmer down Tommy. It's not up to me...correct...but you're buying a hammer to use as a screw driver. Chromebooks by their very nature are designed to be "Cloud machines" Damn...kinda sensitive aren't we?
  • Didn't mean to come off confrontational. I understand that it's designed to be a cloud machine, but I'm going to add the larger SSD to tailor it to her uses.
  • Can you plug an external USB hard drive into the thing for bulk storage?
  • yes. as long as it's one of these supported filesystems: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/183093?hl=en
  • shh, don't tell her ;) she probably wont even notice if it's in the cloud or local.
  • I know the RAM isn't hard, the SSD might be a little trickier.
  • If it's anything like Chromebooks, as long as you can get to the SSD it shouldn't be too hard. I've opened my Acer C720 up and fiddled around a little. The SSD is absurdly easy to access on there, you just have to make sure you buy the right kind.
  • I saw this at Best Buy. I was curious about it to replace my 6 year old laptop. I think I'll wait for Asus to show theirs off.
  • Probably a stupid question, as it seems obvious, but just to be certain... This thing should use a TV as a display through hdmi, right? Seems a great cheap couch based computer.
  • Yup anything will connect over HDMI
  • yes. that's what many people use it for.
  • TV, projector, desktop monitor, whatever you want. It's got both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, and most desktop monitors today will have one of those.
  • That's literally my setup right now. Don't buy the bundle though, Logitech makes a much better keyboard/touchpad for $25 that you can find on Amazon. It connects right away when you plug in the associated usb dongle.
  • Would this suffice as a media server? ... Usenet downloading and plex media server?
  • Not of the box, and potentially not optimally or at all. There is no Plex server for ChromeOS, so you'd have to get a full Linux distro to run on it. Installing Windows is typically out of the question due to BIOS issues. Secondly, if you did get Linux running on it, the Celeron might not be up to the task of running the server, especially if it'd have to trans-code multiple streams. For not a significant amount more, you could build a system based on an Intel NUC, and have your choice of OS - Linux, Windows, probably even a Hackintosh. It's too bad, since these would make awesome little systems for various home server uses. I was very close to buying one (a Chrome Boxe, not this one specifically), and bounced from this and a Raspberry Pi, but everything required potentially unsuccessful hacks or questionable performance (in the case of the Pi). Ended up with a little Android TV box. There's just so much more development behind Android than ChromeOS, and while it can't run Plex, I have my little Android box running FTP, VNC and Telnet servers, and doing dynamic DNS updating.
  • How does the Android TV Box handles flash content? I cant even have flash working on my Galaxy S4 CM11 and I switched the idea of getting an Android TV Box into a Chrome Book/Box just because they were able to play flash.
  • I honestly don't know, since I'm just using it as a server. I would assume the Chrome Box/Book would have better flash performance, since they're typically using real Intel processors (even if Celerons). I just wanted the lowest power draw since I leave it on 24/7/365, and the little Android boxes run on a 2 amp power supply. With a custom ROM with init.d and cifs/nfs support, they make awesome little servers. I have mine giving access to my 5.5 tb NAS unit where ever I am... my own personal cloud! ;)
  • I'm with you, I tried using the Raspberry Pi, but it was just too slow. Maybe I will try using an Android Box and fudge around with that. Sounds interesting. Thanks for your feedback.
  • Call me lazy, but I really wish there was a video review to go along with this. Even if it's a 4 or 5 minute walk through of the hardware.
  • you can find a few on Youtube, they aren't from Android Central though.
  • I've got an ASUS Chromebox and it's my main machine at home. I'm a software developer, so I'm stuck with Windows at work, but at home I'm almost exclusively using my Chromebox or Chromebook. I realized a year ago when these things started hitting the news that I rarely did anything but use Chrome on my home PC. After using it for several years, my PC was a mess and was taking minutes to boot up to the point where it was usable. I then got a Chromebook and then later Chromebox and now I barely use my PC. The only time I boot it up is on the rare occasion that I need to scan something. But, as soon as I find a network connected scanner that's not some monstrous printer/scanner combo, that PC is moving into the closet.
  • I totally get the desire to simply if it's an option, and I'm not looking to argue, but if you're PC was a mess after several years, it was because you were doing more than just using Chrome. If all you install and use on a PC is Chrome (or any other browser), it too will stay clean and speedy indefinitely. Not saying the ChromeBox/Book aren't still ideal systems for the right person/use, but the issue of a PC becoming a mess is more a result of how it's used.
  • You're right. Over the three or so years I had owned my PC before getting my Chromebook, I had used my PC for many things. But one thing I've noticed over the past four years is that the internet has matured and you can do a lot more with it now than you could when I bought my last PC. It's got actual, honest to goodness apps out there now. And many of those apps have supplanted their PC counterparts in my digital world at home. Gone is Quicken. Gone is Outlook. Gone is Microsoft Word. Gone is TurboTax. Gone is all the various photo cataloging software I used. Then there's the fact that my Android phone has become my most used computing device outside of my office. It got to the point where I only turned on my PC to get a bigger screen and a keyboard when I wanted to browse web pages, or balance my checkbook (on a web page), or write a long email (on a web page). And since my PC had developed the bit-rot that Windows often gets after a couple of years of use, it took 5 or more minutes to boot up to the point where it would allow me to open an app. Dreading the need to wipe it and reload the OS, I decided to try a Acer C720 Chromebook. A couple of months later, I also bought an Asus Chromebox. Except for the 4 or 5 times I've needed to scan a document, my PC hasn't been turned on in a year. As a software developer, I rely on a Windows PC at work to do my job. But my home life is in the cloud now and my Chromebook, Chromebox, and Android phone do everything I care about.
  • Agree on all points, it's definitely a lot more practical to live in a browser these days. A friend of mine did much the same as you - had a big PC, replaced it with a Mac Mini just to cut down on space and cables, then replaced that with a ChromeBox. If they were a little more open and easier hack a bit (load Linux, swap in a larger SSD, etc), I'd definitely pick up one just to play with. And I hear 'ya on PC's slowing down, I'm certainly not saying it doesn't happen. It's the reason I pretty much refuse to install anything but my work applications on my PCs. I keep a VM handy for testing stuff or installing stuff I'll only need temporarily. Doing that, I've kept my systems as speedy as the day they were installed.
  • My main point is I disagree with Andrew's subtitle that "It's not going to be your main machine". That seems to be a common comment of journalists about Chrome OS and it's often followed up by stating that they can't use Photoshop or some other special app. They aren't thinking about common users when they make such comments. Sure, web bloggers and journalists might need things like Photoshop or other such tools that aren't available yet on Chrome OS, but those aren't the needs of the common user. I would contend that most people do things like social media, email, light word processing, and Netflix/Hulu/etc. These are things a Chromebook excels at without all the baggage and maintenance of a Windows PC. I think it was Steve Jobs who, when talking about the post-PC world, compared the desktop PC to a truck and a tablet to a sedan. Some people need a truck to do heavy hauling, while most people just need a sedan to get to work and the mall.
  • when u do clean install of win7 on old computers, they r quite workable. but after you install gradually all the updates, fixes (be it windows or adobe flash), they screw your machine, make it slow down. my suspicion is "they" r trying to push u into buying new machines with upper-hand specs every few years.
  • I think I would build my own and use Linux before I would buy a Chromebox...
  • Yeah, I don't really see a lot of use for these things in the home, especially when you can spend a small bit of extra money and get a Chromebook, which is way more useful. Outside of the home, it's a different story, though. A friend of mine works for a car dealership, and they're going to put one of these in the service center lounge. It's a lot cheaper than having a Mac or Windows machine in there, and just as useful.
  • I have both a Chromebook and a Chromebox. I started with just a Chromebook, which I would hook up to a monitor and keyboard when I wanted a big screen and would disconnect and wander with it when I wanted to be mobile. But, I got tired of connecting and disconnecting it and it often was being left next to the couch in the family room rather than at my computer desk. I finally realized that since I live in the cloud now and don't store files on the local disks of my Chromebook and Chromebox, I can move from one device to another effortlessly. When I want to use a big monitor, keyboard and mouse, I sit down at my Chromebox with it's 24" monitor and ergonomic keyboard. When I want to move to the couch, or leave the house, I pick up my Chromebook and take it with me. I don't have to move files or sync them up later. Worst case is that I have to reopen some web pages although the "Recent Tabs" menu of Chrome helps with that. I could log into that one you speak of at the car dealership and it would be just like I was setting down at my home Chromebox.
  • I have a specific use case and I am looking for other users to provide feedback. I am a USA grad student living in Guatemala. I have good internet access and would use this as a home theater PC. The sole purpose would be to watch Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc on a 1080P 50 inch TV via HDMI. Does this have enough power to be used in this application on a daily basis?
    Does anyone have experience using a VPN like service to mask their host country IP and make it appear that they are in the USA with a chromebook or chromebox? I use HideMyAss (HMA) on my windows laptop for this but I am unfamiliar with any VPN/IP masking extensions/Apps for Chromebox/Chromebook. Any actual experience/feedback is appreciated
  • Try out ZenMate. It's a Chrome extension that has IP masking capability, among other things. The machine itself shouldn't have any issues streaming 1080p as long as you're not doing anything else with it at the time.
  • I have an Asus Chromebox that I bought specifically to use with VPN for media consumption - and I also use HideMyAss. You can easily set up different VPN accounts in the settings menu, so I can watch European TV in the US. I have mine hooked up to the TV (1080) , and can watch whatever is Flash based, which is pretty much everything. The only issue I have is one TV provider who only offers Silverlight streams - that's one thing I could not find an extension for. Hope this helps - I cancelled my cable subscription after I bought my little Chromebox. It is in daily use, puts itself to sleep after a while of non-use, and is pretty much instant on when I touch the touchpad. I also bought the Logitec BT keyboard-touchpad combo someone suggested further above.
  • Hi, sorry if I bother you with my question, but I'm gong to buy one of tris and I'm based in Uruguay... you mentioned that you can watch only flash based TV, but for example Netflix is silverlight based....do you mean that a netflix client is not supported?
  • Correct, there is no silverlight plugin for Chrome OS to my knowledge, or there wasn't when I looked for one. If Silverlight is something you depend on on addition to being able to VPN, , you may want a Win 8.1 PC HDMI stick. Of you could get an Android TV stick, run VPN through it and watch Netflix through the app, Hope this helps and good luck.
  • The true question is.. What processor is it running and will XBMC run on it.
  • Nope this processor is lower then my 1037u's
  • $159 + $20 = $194?
    Thanks a pantload, Amazon.
  • You'll notice I mentioned that the $20 difference is in MSRP, or HP's suggested prices. Just a few weeks ago this bundle was only $179 on Amazon, and has since increased in price. Stinks, but it happens.
  • Even if I was interested in a Chromebox, this would be a no go. I'm boycotting HP products after 2 out of the 3 HP products I've owned over the last couple of years experienced problems HP was not willing to or unable to fix.
  • What would be the best chromebook for less than $250 right now? Posted via Android Central App
  • So can you upgrade the RAM? Posted via Android Central App (Moto X)
  • So, did you read the article? "(HP does list the Chromebox as being upgradeable to 4GB of RAM, but that's the topic of another article.)" Just sayin...
  • Its a pity they don't offer a 4Gb Ram version. Well . . . I like it :-)
  • I own an H/P CHROMEBOOK & I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. IT IS & HAS THE CAPACITY TO DO VERY MUCH. ALL THE APPS ARE IN THE PLAYSTORE, MORE EVERY DAY. FOR ADDED STORAGE CAPACITY, IT HAS WONDERFUL APPS AVAILABLE LIKE BOX, AMONG MANY OTHERS THAT GIVE YOU MORE STORAGE SPACE THEN YOU NEED. IT COMES WITH 3 USB PLUGS, & 1 MICRO-HDMI PORT. IN addition, SOOO MANY EXTRAS, FOR THE budget MINDED PERSON. I ADDED A 500GB USB STORAGE PLUG IN DEVICE FOR THAT EVER POSSIBLE, LOSS OFF IT ALL MOMENT. THE THING THAT IMPRESSED ME THE MOST WAS THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN TEAM DEDICATED TO DO NOTHING BUT ATTEMPT TO "BREAK IN TO" the device in order to catch any potential harm that some nefarious persons might try, & I not sure but not long ago I seem to remember that they were even offering a reward or bonus of some type if you could manage to get past their security layers. I found the support to be right their, no automated call centers I who knows where, to help resolve any problems that I thought via had that turned out just to be a configuration that really, they did not, & I know any other company would have tried to charge for it. Go for it, you should not have to make another laptop investment for years to come. I am an unpaid, computer illiterate, Windows XP, old school person, & this is an official disclaimer of truthful disclosure, Go for it with the H/P CHROMEBOOK, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. I WAS VERY LUCKY TO GET MINE IN WHITE, BUT WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST AS HAPPY WITH THE CHROME FINISH. ITS A LIGHT WEIGHT, FEELS SOLIDLY BUILT & LOOKS GREAT. YOU WONT BE DISPLEASED. I COULD GO ON & ON, BUT I AIN'T THAT TYPE, PLUS MY BATTERY IS DYING ON MY PHONE, MY C/B GETS A SOLID 8-9 HOURS OF GOOD SOLID USE. SHOULD GET THIS APP GOING ON MY C/BOOK NEXT!! WONGA
  • What is the max resolution supported on this Chromebox on both HDMI and DisplayPort?
    Is anything above 1920 x 1200 supported for HDMI and is supported 2560 x 1600 for DisplayPort?
  • I have just brought an HP Chromebox Core i7 4600. The highest resolution I can get (Display port or HDMI) is 1920 x 1200, where my Dell 30" monitor supports 2560 x 1600.
  • How well would this handle as a media center? I mainly stream things like Crunchyroll and stuff, but it would be nice to have a better selection than what my Roku is offering.
  • One of the big drawbacks with Chromebooks/box continues to be printing. In a multi-user environment, being able to access a printer is cumbersome. Even as a single-user device, I have problems with Google Cloud Print - even to my compatible Samsung GCP-configurable printer... doesn't always work. They (Google) needs to implement a OS-level print capability and configure to a local, IP-based, printer... I'd love to hear of a way to do this if anyone is aware. Not sure its all that straight forward.
  • Could you put Linux on this? If so, you've got a very capable, inexpensive desktop PC!
  • I'd use it to replace my older desktop PC, so I can re-purpose that into a dedicated HTPC.
  • I would use it as a living room entertainment center, hooked up to my TV. I plan to use it so my 6 years old daughter learns some programming concepts with Blocky ( https://developers.google.com/blockly/) which is a great learning tool for kids and being based on JavaScript it will be perfect for a Chromebox.
  • This will be very easy to carry to were ever you going pluse its the new thing of having to go on the internet an get what you need to get the job done,I think its great to have this an for the holidays coming up.
  • I think this is a great device. I would use it for browsing the internet and for use of chrome web store eg. basic photo editing.
  • I have a Samsung chromebook, but gave up using it because of the tiny screen. Tried to install chromium on my PC but failed. So when I saw the chromebox my eyes lit up - the perfect solution, I thought, and bought the HP version box. Now I find that the connector from my big PC display does not fit into the box slot! Using my large monitor was the whole idea for getting a chromebox - what can I do short of buying another monitor?