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 Post subject: Asus and Haswell based ChromeBox
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:31 am 
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Fanless, Haswell, SSD, HDMI and Displayport, NIC, 802.11n, BT, USB3 ports. Seems like a wonderful start to a HTPC front end. It'd be cool if Steam Streaming works with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Asus and Haswell based ChromeBox
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:46 pm 
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It does have a fan. :(

But reviews say it is quiet. This review says:
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it’s virtually silent. Under load you might hear the faintest of whir if you put your ear up next to the machine, but you literally have to try to hear it.


Of course what some people say they "have to try to hear" is too loud for us. Sounds promising though.

If anyone tries one, please let us know how quiet it really is.


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 Post subject: Re: Asus and Haswell based ChromeBox
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:15 am 
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Edit. The reply above didn't show up when I posted. :?

Not fanless. :(

ASUS Chromebox Review « AnandTech
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Despite ASUS’ initial claims that its Chromebox would be fanless, there is a single fan inside the machine. Air is brought in through the bottom and vented through the back of the chassis. Fan noise is minimal, and it is entirely possible to run the machine without the fan spinning up but open up enough tabs and you’ll find the fan humming away all the time. My review unit was a development unit, which ASUS claims was a bit louder than final retail units will be. Given the low performance requirements of Chrome OS and the low thermal footprint of the Haswell based Celeron inside, noise isn’t an issue with the ASUS Chromebox.

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 Post subject: Re: Asus and Haswell based ChromeBox
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:24 am 
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Yep, bad early info. On the other hand, it'd still be inaudible as an HTPC streamer and a 10' UI. :)

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