What is Chromebox: Everything you need to know

Imagen de portada Asus Chromebox

Chrome OS devices are a whole world. Why fool us? By now, after reading articles like Chrome OS: your best ally in any situation or What is Chromebook: 8 keys to the Google laptop , you will have realized the wide variety of devices and possibilities that exist. If, on the contrary, you still do not know the benefits of Chrome , we recommend that you go through Chrome OS vs Windows: 5 differences and which one to choose . Today we leave you with one more of the possibilities that Chrome offers you: Chromebox. Do you want to know what it is and why you should get one?

Read this post and you will find out!

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What is Chromebox ?

Neither more nor less than a computer . However, it is different from what we are used to, since it has a different format: a small and fully optimized box that connects to any monitor or screen, becoming a powerful device.

Imagen de Asus Chromebox

Google Chromebox: Features

Depending on the brand and model you choose, it has some characteristics or others. If you want to review the models that we offer in an online store, you can enter the Chromebox category. However, broadly speaking, they stand out for:

  • Automatic Updates
  • Intel Celeron, i3, i5 or i7
  • RAM between 4 GB and 16 GB
  • Between 32 and 64GB SSD
  • SD card
  • HDMI and DisplayPort
  • 2x USB 3.1
  • 2xUSB2.0
  • 1x USB-C
  • 1 x Headphone-microphone

Why Chrome Box?

After you've heard about the benefits of using other Chrome OS devices, like a Chromebook, you may be wondering what's different about this one and why it would be your best option. We explain it to you with these simple examples. If, on the contrary, you already know that you prefer to buy a chromebook , you can buy it directly in our online store.

1. Job optimization

As we explained to you in our workstation solutions, Chromeboxes are a perfect device if you want to optimize the space in which you work as much as possible. Therefore, whether you are in a co-working space, if your office is small , or you simply do home office, and your main priority is not to take up too much space on your devices, this will be your best option.

Imagen de Optimización espacio Chromebox

2. Need for a powerful computer

It is possible that, apart from needing a device that does not take up a lot of work space, you want power . Sometimes there is a tendency to think that the smaller the device, the less powerful it is. In the case of the Chromebox it is not like that. As you will have seen, Chromeboxes offer many hardware possibilities , so if you want a powerful computer, you will have it. In addition, part of its efficiency and speed is also given by its operation in the cloud . Remember that what makes it more different from other computers is its appearance. After all, it is a computer.

3. Chromebook Meet

As we have seen, Chromeboxes can have various uses, including desktop hardware, video conferencing hardware or Digital Signage. If we refer to the video conferencing option, we must understand that the Chromebox device can only be used within the Hangouts Meet Hardware kit . When you purchase the Google Meet kit offered by brands such as Lenovo, Asus or Logitech, you get an integrated system for video conferencing that includes the Chromebox device that acts as a CPU. The Hangouts Meet hardware pack varies depending on the pack chosen, but it usually consists of a Chromebox, camera, control mechanism, and a speaker-speaker .

4. Connect to different screens

In addition, it is very practical in cases in which you want to work with different screens at the same time . This is thanks to its multiplicity of connection ports . In this way, you can work with different screens without having to have space for your monitors and/or laptop.

Imagen de Chromebox con conexión a dos monitores

5.Digital Signage

Beyond workstation solutions, Chromeboxes can also be used in Digital Signage solutions. If you want to know more about the different Chrome OS possibilities in this area, you can read the solutions that we propose. In this case, with Chromebox you can improve the experience of your point of sale by connecting it to any screen and broadcasting videos and audiovisual pieces.

6. Video conferences

The Chromebox device is also used in video conferencing solutions . This is part of the Hangouts Meet Hardware pack, so if you want more information about its uses and benefits you can read Hangouts Meet: what it is and what hardware it includes .

Do you want a Chromebox?

Chromebox devices are ideal for small workstations, where power is needed and/or work with different screens . In addition, they can also be used in digital signage and videoconferences . If after reading this article, you think that getting a Chromebox is your best option, you can contact us or visit our website to check the latest models . Instead, if you're not a Chrome OS user yet and you're undecided, we recommend reading Chrome OS vs Windows: 5 differences and which one to choose .


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