More and more people are asking us about Chromeboxes and are they a good choice. Our answer is always 'it depends' on how you plan to use it. This is a great overview of the tradeoffs and what to expect (though they don't mention enough security is MUCH better). Also, if you find that you have tons of tabs open, you definitely should upgrade to 4 or 8GB (which is cheap and easy). We use both the Asus and HP boxes at IT Xpress and have been very happy with them.

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Chromebox
If you're thinking of buying a Chromebox this holiday season, whether as a gift for yourself or a treat for a loved one, let me say that I am not surprised.