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Fast, Small, And Complete? Samsung's $329 Chromebox

Chrome OS Is Easy To Set Up, But Lacks Options

The number of options you can change in the Chrome OS configuration is limited to:

  • Network connectivity
  • Appearance
  • Language
  • Keyboard/mouse inputs
  • Browser settings
  • Privacy settings

If you're used to the very granular settings available in Windows or OS X, the minimalist Chrome OS may be frustrating. Perhaps the most conspicuous omission is a lack of display output control. The Chromebox supports two displays from its three connectors, but Chrome OS offers no way to extend your desktop to a second screen. That means you're stuck with mirroring, which we simply find unacceptable.