Chromeboxes and Chromebooks are normally not known for their hardware, and Samsung seems to be looking to change that soon. According to ZDNET, the Korean company is giving its Chromebox a boost in performance. Online retail listings have emerged showing a Chromebox XE300M22-A02US configuration that runs on an Intel Core i5 processor, instead of the Celeron chip it had been using earlier.The Core i5-2450M still is not the most cutting edge solution when it comes to processor technology; it is a second-generation processor (Sandy Bridge) and not a third-generation one (Ivy Bridge). This means that users will be stuck with the HD 3000 integrated graphics instead of Ivy Bridge's considerably better HD 4000 graphics. Despite this, it should still be a welcome update, considering how much more powerful the Core i5-2450M is compared to the Celeron B840.
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