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Chromebox Comparison: CBx1-7 vs CBx2-7

The recently launched CTL Chromebox CBx2 Series gives users much more functionality with its updated components and high-speed capabilities. But how exactly? The upgraded Chromebox CBx2 series allows for quicker and seamless collaboration while ramping up productivity. Let’s take a deeper look at the newest CTL Chromebox CBx2-7 vs its predecessor, the CTL Chromebox CBx1-7.

CTL Chromebox CBx1-7

CTL Chromebox CBx2-7

8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor

Intel Core i7-10610U Processor

8GB DDR4 RAM (up to 32GB upgrade)

8GB DDR4 RAM (up to 32GB upgrade)

128GB of SSD Storage (up to 256GB upgrade)

128GB eMMC Storage (up to 256GB upgrade)

Intel AC Wireless 

Intel UHD Graphics (32GB)

Dual-band WiFi

Wi-Fi 6

Bluetooth 4.2

Bluetooth 5.1

Front Ports: 2 USB 3.1, 1 Audio Jack, 1 SD Card Reader

Front Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 1 Audio Jack, 1 SD Card Reader

Rear Ports: 1 USB-C, 1 HDMI / Ethernet, 3 USB 3.1

Rear Ports: 1 USB-C, 2 HDMI / Ethernet, 2 USB 3.0

What are the upgrades in the CTL Chromebox CBx2-7?

A major upgrade in the CBx2-7 is the Intel Core i7-10610U Processor that can handle the demands of a workday, combined with Wi-Fi 6 to provide the most reliable wireless connectivity so users can work and collaborate from anywhere. The CBx2-7 also has an extra HDMI port and allows multiple devices to maintain a consistent connection without causing interruptions throughout the day, even while streaming high quality media with Ultra High Definition (UHD) graphics.

Which Chromebox is best for my needs?

Both Chromeboxes are powerful space saving solutions that can be connected to multiple monitors to create the ultimate work setup. CTL Chromebox bundles are proven to increase productivity and does all the heavy lifting for you to focus on what’s important. The CBx1-7 2-in-1 Workstation bundle with 4K UHD Display is an excellent choice when needing a bigger display for large-screen productivity. 

The CBx2-7 is the best option for continuous use throughout the day as it supports UHD graphics to give crisp and clean visuals. Along with the upgraded processor and and Bluetooth 5.1, the CBx2-7 provides not just a space-saving solution but a well-built device that can run all day long to keep up with even the busiest of workloads.  


There are a lot of highlights to each Chromebox and both are overall the best options when it comes to upgrading your work setup. Both Chromeboxes can be customized to specific user needs to achieve the ideal workspace. Each Chromebox comes with a CTL 1 year Parts and Labor warranty with the option to upgrade. 

To view CTL Chromeboxes, visit CTL.net. If interested in bulk purchasing, please contact us


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