Reviews and Problems with Samsung Chromebox XE300M22
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an ok chromebox
12 May 2014
Summary: have had issues with power requirements for this unit. may need to be reset to factory default from time to time. unit is oversized compared to newer asus chromebox. samsung isn't making these anymore.
Summary: We were happy with our Chromebox - for about 16 months. Used it mostly as a streaming media device for our TV (in lieu of cable). Then one day, it just wouldn't turn on. Poof! No more Chromebox.
Summary: I was excited to purchase this for my elderly mother to save me from having to update her computer and fix problems constantly. The Chromebox started up in 4 seconds, had some difficulty connecting to the ethernet, but then everything ran as expected.
Great basis for a media center/home theater, except.....
Ray L., Newegg
12 July 2012
Summary: A lot of potential here, it's a shame that Samsung/Google didn't have the foresight to provide for audio for HDMI. Do that and market this box to that niche -- this could be a monster in that role for the foreseeable future.
Pros: Potentially a great platform for a media center/home theater setup. It's exactly what I've been looking for for a couple of years: a thin client device that has more headroom than dedicated streaming media devices (full browser) but without all the overhead of traditional PCs. Finally.
Cons: The biggest drawback to implementation of the media center idea is the lack of audio. The little box has two Displayport++ outputs. My HDTV uses HDMI. No audio feed through VESA certified DP++ to HDMI converter. Tried two of them. Samsung tech support told me that feature is not currently support...