Asus Chromebox-M004U Haswell Now Available – See Specs, Price and Where to Buy

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The Haswell-powered Asus Chromebox that we featured last month is now available with a price tag of $179 and comes with free shipping. The model that is currently available is the M004U that sports a 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U, 2GB DDR3 memory and 16GB SSD storage. Check out more details about the Asus Chromebox below, and be sure to watch the video as well.

asus chromebox m004u

The model that is currently available is the Asus Chromebox-M004U, which is the base model. It is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor clocked at 1.4GHz. You also get 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 16GB SSD for storage plus 100GB Google Drive storage. For connectivity, it has a total of four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port for wired LAN connectivity, an HDMI and DisplayPort for video outputs and a WiFi with Bluetooth for wireless connectivity. This is a really small box, measuring 4.88″ x 4.88″ inches and is 1.65″ inches thick only, and it weighs only 2.2 pounds.

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asus chromebox m004u specs

The Asus Chromebox runs on Chrome OS, a light weight operating system but heavily depends on an internet connection. But this is not meant to replace a Windows-based HTPC. Chromebox are great for multimedia (watching videos, listening to musics, photo viewing), chatting and for web surfing purposes. Below is a video, courtesy of PCDIY, showing what you can do with an Asus Chromebox and how you can upgrade it in the future.

Asus Chromebox Overview

Price and Where to Buy

Like I said earlier, the Asus Chromebox-M004U is now available for $179 only. I’ll update this post, or post a new article once other variant becomes available.

Asus Chromebox Specifications

Operating SystemChrome OS
CPUIntel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor
or Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor
or Intel® Celeron 2955U Processor
ChipsetIntegrated
GraphicIntel® HD Graphics 4000/4400 (depending on CPU)
Memory2 GB Up to 4 GB
Dual Channel, DDR3 at 1600MHz
Storage16GB SSD
Wireless Data Network802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth V4.0
LAN10/100/1000 Mbps
Side I/O Ports1 x 2 -in-1 Card Reader
1 x Kensington Lock
Front I/O Ports2 x USB 3.0 with BC1.2 capability
Back I/O Ports2 x USB 3.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x DC-in, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x Audio Jack(s)
Card Reader2 -in-1: SD/ MMC
Power Supply65 W Power adaptor
Dimensions12.4 x 12.4 x 4.19 cm (WxDxH)
Weight0.6 kg / (1.32 lb)
ColorMidnight Blue
AccessoriesKeyboard+Mouse (On selected models), Wireless
AC Adaptor
Warranty Card
User Manual
VESA Mount Kit
Quick Start Guide
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