Review CTL Chromebox CBx2-7: Intel 10th gen, 64GB RAM and 2TB M.2

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Product page: CTL Chromebox CBx2-7 (64GB/2TB) Intel® i7-10610U Processor)
  • ChromeOS
  • Intel's 10th-gen Core i7-10610U CPU
  • 64GB DDR4 RAM
  • 2TB of storage
  • 4 USB 3.0
  • 1x Display 1.4 via USB-C
  • 2x HDMI 2.0 / Ethernet - RJ45
  • 1x SD Card Reader
  • 1x Audio Jack

You might not think of Chromeboxes very much, but if you don't need a built-in monitor, they're an excellent option for entry-level desktop machines. However, the latest Chromebox from CTL is anything but "low-end," with enough storage and RAM to blow any run-of-the-mill gaming PC out of the water.

CTL's Chromebox CBx2-7 looks a lot like the CBx2 we reviewed earlier this year, but with a massive boost in performance. The CBx2-7 sports Intel's 10th-gen Core i7-10610U CPU. Paired with 2TB of storage and 64GB of RAM, this latest variant is leaps and bounds more powerful than pretty much any other Chrome OS product on the market right now. Throw in five USB ports and two HDMI ports — not to mention a headphone jack and an always-handy SD card reader — and you're looking at a pretty capable device.

Unsurprisingly, all of that hardware comes with a price to match. At $1,419, it's not exactly budget-friendly, even if it's easy to justify the price on the sheer power of the hardware alone.
Source: This tiny new Chromebox has more RAM and storage than your gaming PC
 
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