ASUS Chromebox M004U Desktop Computer (Dark Mineral Blue)

ASUS Chromebox M004U Desktop Computer (Dark Mineral Blue)

ASUS Chromebox M004U Desktop Computer (Dark Mineral Blue)

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Product Highlights

  • 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Dual-Core
  • 2GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB Solid State Drive
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics
  • Free 100GB on Google Drive for 2 Years
  • 2-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0
  • Google Chrome OS
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ASUS M004U overview

  • 1Description

With an easy out-of-the-box setup, integrated virus and malware protection, and feature-enhancing updates, the dark mineral blue Chromebox M004U Desktop Computer from ASUS starts up in seconds and gets you to your favorite websites and apps instantly.

The system is powered by a dual-core 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor. It also has 2GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 16GB solid state drive, two free years of 100GB of cloud storage on Google Drive, a 2-in-1 media card reader, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. There are also four USB 3.0 ports (two in the front and two in the back), an HDMI port, and a DisplayPort. A VESA mount kit is also included so you can mount the Chromebox on the back of a compatible monitor.

Google Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications. The ASUS Chromebook combines the aspects of a pure cloud client with the hardware of a traditional portable computer, which puts it in its very own class of netbook and notebook computers.

Chrome OS
Using Linux as a base, Google designed Chrome OS to work exclusively with web applications. The user interface takes a minimalist approach, which greatly resembles the Google Chrome web browser. Chrome OS was built for people who spend a majority, if not all, of their time on the computer connected to the Internet. The only application that comes installed on Chrome OS is a special Google Chrome web browser with an integrated media player and file manager. All other applications are accessed by adding apps from the Google Chrome Web Store. Since Chrome OS relies entirely on Google's web apps and access to Google's services, it is highly recommended that you connect to the Internet to optimize your Chrome OS experience.
Wireless Connectivity
Internet access is very important to the functionality of Chrome OS. That's why the Chromebox offers 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connectivity so you'll have no trouble connecting to wireless networks. There is also Bluetooth 4.0 support so you'll be able to connect wirelessly to compatible Bluetooth devices, such as a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Dual-Core Intel Celeron Performance
The Chromebox houses an Intel Celeron 2955U processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 1.4 GHz. With a dedicated 2MB L3 cache and 2GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, the Chromebox provides reliable performance for everyday tasks, such as checking email or surfing the web.
2 Free Years of 100GB of Cloud Storage on Google Drive
While the Chromebox comes with a 16GB solid state drive, it also offers 2 free years on Google Drive with up to 100GB of cloud storage space. With Google Drive, you'll be able to access all your data and files in the cloud by simply logging into your Google account on a compatible device.
VESA Mount
The Chromebox comes with a VESA mount kit so you'll be able to mount the Chromebox to the back of a monitor.
Offline Capabilities
In the past, Chrome OS devices were limited in their use when there was no Internet connection. However, the Chromebox supports a wide range of offline apps so you can edit documents, play games, and use other popular apps even without Internet access.
Personalized Access with Parental Controls
Personalized data access makes the Chromebox a family-friendly device. You'll be able to easily switch between accounts while ensuring each person's data is kept private and secure. The parental controls ensure a safe, family-friendly web surfing experience.
Compact Form Factor
The Chromebox features a compact form factor. Weighing just 1.32 pounds and measuring just 1.65" tall, the Chromebox is designed to save valuable desk space.
Instant On
Whether it's booting up the Chromebox, browsing the web, or performing essential tasks, the Chromebox strives for high-speed performance. With the help of a 16GB solid state drive, the Chromebox skips the unnecessary loading screens and gets you up and running as soon as possible.
In the Box
ASUS Chromebox M004U Desktop Computer (Dark Mineral Blue)
  • Power Adapter
  • VESA Mount Kit
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    ASUS M004U specs

    Processor Intel Celeron 2955U Dual-Core
    Total Installed Memory 2 GB
    Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 1600 MHz
    Onboard Memory 2 GB
    Available Memory Slots None
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 
    Optical Drive None
    Inputs / Outputs
    Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x DisplayPort
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 4
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard None
    Operating System Chrome OS
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x 1.6 x 4.8" / 12.2 x 4.1 x 12.2 cm
    Weight 1.32 lb / .60 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.66 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 8.3 x 2.3"

    ASUS M004U reviews

    Chromebox M004U Desktop Computer (Dark Mineral Blue) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 46.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent system, replaced main computer As long as you know what you're getting into, this chromebox makes an excellent everyday machine. Web browsing is snappy, video playback works well, and Chrome OS has come a long way in terms of software and web services that work with it. Except for gaming (running Ubuntu on the side solves alot of that) this computer has completely replaced my massive windows gaming tower for everything. I even prefer it for the tasks I can use both for, due to its boot up time, responsiveness, and general ease of use. Reminds me very much of an Apple product in that regard, without constantly finding that the software I want to use is locked behind Apple's wall of incompatibility. I don't think that this system can be beat for the money, at all.
    Date published: 2014-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The future of computers This is an incredible little machine. No it doesn't run big heavy traditional apps locally, but the reality is most of what we do as users has moved to the 'cloud' these days. I can get all my email in the browser, watch movies, etc without any hassle or worry about viruses. Great speed and responsiveness, all my Chrome info and extensions populated immediately and worked flawlessly. Hooks up to a TV and/or a monitor so it's an excellent choice for older adults or kids. Ordering another one for my dad as it will make all of our lives easier than supporting a Mac or Windows for him. Chromebooks still don't make a lot of sense to me, but THIS little box does in so many situations around the home.
    Date published: 2016-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Computer I bought this for my mother as her aging Windows XP system was going and full of viruses. As I was looking for a replacement for her, I came across this, and bought it immediately. I cannot say that I'm disappointed one bit, as this is probably the perfect device for what most of us do today on the Internet. The setup took about 5 minutes total, and I was up and running without any issues. I signed into my mother's Google account, and everything was added in seconds. If you have someone in your life who doesn't need all the bells and whistles of windows, you will not be disappointed with one of these. I am a part time photographer, and I am now getting a small Chromebook for my writing, and I have my desktop for Windows. I love ChromeOS, as it is the most simplest, elegant, and nicely designed operating systems available.
    Date published: 2014-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ChromeBox I have been building and repairing computers since 1991 and this is the best thing for surfing i have found. you cannot install software which makes it secure since malware and virus can't either. If you do have a problem all you have to do is reset it to factory, and since it is an all browser platform all your settings come back as soon as you go online. Set up is easy if you have a monitor or tv with an open HDMI port. you will need external speakers, the HDMI does not pass sound as with any other HDMI. Almost any wireless mouse and keyboard combo with a usb reciever will work. the graphics are whatever the monitor or tv will accomidate. With google docs you can do what microsoft does. Put in a sd memory card and you can save pictures and documents too. A little more ram would help but not nessary.
    Date published: 2014-12-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Toss your Windows PC in the garbage! Purchasing this ASUS Chromebox instead of YET ANOTHER replacement Microsoft Windows desktop for the home has been a great decision for us. And was only $*. Yet another Windows desktop would have set me back $700-$1000.After having used and thoroughly enjoyed a HP Chromebook laptop for over a year now, I realized I did not need a Windows computer any more at home. Everything I need a home computer for can be handled by the Chrome browser running under the Chrome operating system --- web surfing, email, reading news, etc.I enjoy boot times of about 5 seconds and don't have to perform countless Microsoft updates and application updates any more. Sometimes life does become easier and better!
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Chromebox! Awesome device. Small, silent, low power, runs cool. Boots up fast. No worries about viruses and malware. Super easy to maintain. Great multi-user setup. Many people will find this could be there main PC.Get rid of the constant headache of maintaining a Windows device and get this Chromebox!If you need heavy duty photo, video, or other specialized software you will probably still be locked into Windows. But for most other things a Chromebox or Chromebook is a great solution. Moving to another Chrome OS device is fantastic. All you do is sign in and your stuff shows up.Makes a great secondary PC for the kids.I struggled for years to maintain Windows PCs for parents. Got them Chromeboxes and all the support problems went away. And they love the ease of use.Can't say enough good things about Chrome OS. It is the way of the future!
    Date published: 2014-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great low cost PC alternative If you are looking for a low cost alternative to a full PC, the Asus Chromebox M004U is perfect. It seems most people have a hard time getting over the Windows hump, but once you do, you notice you can do everything you need to without all the bells and whistles.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from No need for a PC with this Chromebox Decided to ditch my Dell windows desktop and go with Chrome OS. I've�been using a Chromebook for years and it does everything I need, small, portable, fast and secure. This Asus Chromebox is now my home desktop. Outstanding, easy to use and faster for all web browsing, email, photos, word processing and file storage (cloud). It's tiny, and comes with adapter to attach to back of your monitor if you want. Uses very little power and stays cool. Instant boot up - no waiting. No viruses, no need for slow security software. HDMI video output, so I used an HDMI to DVI cable to the monitor. Haven't found any video clips yet that won't play. But be aware you can't run Windows software on it. I'm very pleased.
    Date published: 2018-01-25
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