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ASUS Chromebox in school

I've just got hold of an Asus Chromebox for a short trial in school. I've been waiting a while for these devices to become available in the UK and they are finally starting to get here.

A few pictures and a brief video of the test setup:



Now I'm not too sure how many people have displayports on their monitors - but I'm guessing most people will need an adaptor or two. In this setup I'm using a displayport-to-dvi adaptor and direct HDMI to monitor (luckily this monitor supports HDMI). However, it does have a vesa mount to put it on the back of a monitor - something the cheaper HP Chromebox does not.

Performance wise it feels great to use - but does score a bit lower in Octane than the Chromebases do:


This score is with several extensions and two monitors (1920x1080 and 1280x1024) - so this probably has some impact.

So it looks like a promising desktop replacement. I'll see how it stacks up against the HP model when I get hold of one of those.


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