At the time of this article, the Asus Chromebox M004U is the world’s smallest Chrome device. The entire dimensions of the box come in at an alarmingly small 4.88 × 4.88 × 1.65 inch. We at Promevo were eager to see if the old adage applied: can good things come in small packages? At such an affordable price and small form factor, what kind of performance were we going to find? We ran the Asus Chromebox M004U through our gamut of tests to find out how much kick this little box had.
What’s In The Box?
(1) Asus Chromebox M004U (1) Power Adapter (1) Mounting Bracket (1) Mounting Screws (1) User Guide (1) Quick Start Guide (1) Warranty Card
Asus Chromebox M004U Specifications[table “” not found /]
Google+ Browsing. We also took a look at Chrome’s built-in FPS counter to measure frame rate and smoothness when scrolling through a site with dynamically generated content. For our test, we used a Google+ page. The counter was stable as content loaded with very little faltering when scrolling down the page, staying between 30-60 fps.
HD Video Test. To test HD video playback, we used the Nvidia PureVideo HD Test video on YouTube using the “Stats for Nerds” feature, which can be accessed by clicking on the video’s context menu. We played the video on 1080p and video playback was very smooth with 0 dropped frames for the entire length of the video. This is quite an impressive feat for a such a modestly priced device.
Based on Promevo’s tests, the Asus Chromebox M004U is hard to beat at its price, especially with its combination of portability, speed, functionality, as well as plenty of peripheral and display options. This Chromebox is ideal for schools and businesses that want to have a more permanent workstation. It can also be used effectively as a multimedia device and, of course, a great web browsing experience with the Chrome browser.
Promevo can help your school, business, or organization achieve all of your technology goals. As a Google Premier Partner, we can outfit you with the best Chromebooks for your needs, supply you with G Suite licenses, and provide extended support, so you’ll get the most out of your Chrome devices!