Recommended Chromebox Hardware

There are couple of Chromebox devices out there in the market. Learn more about Chromebox TV boxes and Chrome.
They will play NoviSign’s digital signage solution very good. However, please notice that the Chrome Web Store app currently can neither show web based widgets (web page, polls and NoviGames) nor live stream (as YouTube and Ustream widgets). We are putting effort to Recreate the Chrome app with the missing functionality.

Our recommended Chromebox players for our digital signage software are:

Acer Chromebox
Brand: Acer Chromebox.
Operating system: Chrome OS.
Processor: Intel Celeron 3205U dual core 1.50 GHz or Intel Core i3-4030U dual core 1.90 GHz.
Memory: 2,4 or 8GB DDR3L SDRAM.
Storage: 16GB SSD.
Features: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, 4 x USB, SD card slot, HDMI, DisplayPort, security lock slot, headphone jack, on/off button, hanging accessory parts, power supply, mouse and keyboard.
Retail prices: 150 USD – 350 USD.
Links: product specifications, product unboxing.

HP Chromebox
Brand: HP Chromebox.
Operating system: Chrome OS.
Style: Comes in a variety of colors!
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz.
Memory: 2GB DDR3 RAM.
Storage: 16GB SSD.
Features: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, 4 x USB, SD card slot, HDMI, DisplayPort, security lock slot, headphone jack, on/off button and power supply.
Retail prices: 150 USD – 270 USD.
Video: Currently supports not more than 1 video on the same screen (not including YouTube).
Links: product specifications, product unboxing.

Asus Chromebox
Brand: Asus Chromebox.
Operating system: Chrome OS.
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U 64-bit Dual Core Processor 1.4 GHz or Intel Core i3-4010U 1.7GHz or Intel Core i7 (4th Generation) 4600U 2.1 GHz.
Memory: 2 or 4GB DDR3 RAM.
Storage: 16GB SSD.
Features: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, 4 x USB, SD card slot, HDMI, DisplayPort, security lock slot, headphone jack, on/off button, hanging accessory parts, power supply, wireless mouse and wireless keyboard.
Retail prices: 150 USD – 450 USD.
Links: product specifications, product unboxing.

Dell Chromebox
Brand: Dell Chromebox.
Operating system: Chrome OS.
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U 1.40 GHz or Intel Core i3 i3-4030U 1.90 GHz.
Memory: 2 or 4GB DDR3 RAM.
Storage: 16GB SSD.
Features: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, 4 x USB, SD card slot, HDMI, DisplayPort, security lock slot, headphone jack, on/off button and power supply.
Retail prices: 150 USD – 310 USD.
Links: product specifications, product unboxing.

AOpen Chromebox
Brand: Aopen Chromebox (commercial grade).
Operating system: Chrome OS.
Processor: Intel quad core Celeron N2930.
Memory: 4GB DDR3 RAM.
Storage: 16GB or 32GB SSD.
Features: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, RJ50 (commercial port), 4 x USB, mirco SD card slot, HDMI, DisplayPort, security lock slot, headphone jack, on/off button, 2 antennas and power supply.
Retail prices: 430 USD – 480 USD.
Links: product specifications, product unboxing.

If you want to setup your Chromebox device to play NoviSign’s solution, please click here for instructions.
If you want to enroll your Chromebox to be a managed Chrome device under the Google Device Management Console (and also set it in Kiosk mode), please click here for instructions.
If you want to learn about the Asus Chromebit (Chrome OS based dongle), which is Google’s dongle (while the Chromebox is Google’s TV box), please click here.

 
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Please feel free to contact us for any question on Android digital signage at

info@novisign.com