Product Comparison: Intel CS125 (BOXSTK1AW32SCR) vs ASUS Chromebit (CS10)

General Specifications
Chromebit (CS10)
About the Product
Amazing meets affordable. The Intel® Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI* TV or display into a complete computer. But it's what's inside that's really incredible: a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor that gives you balanced performance for work or play. The Intel® Compute Stick delivers an affordable plug and play PC in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
ASUS Chromebit CS10 measures just 12cm long and is the world's smallest Chrome OS device. Turning your large monitor or TV into a computer running the latest Chrome OS is easy – simply plug Chromebit CS10 into the HDMI port and pair it with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Chromebit CS10 gives you all the computing essentials so you can conduct online research, catch up with friends, or watch Full HD movies on the big screen. You can even use it for business applications or digital signage and self-serve kiosks. Explore the possibilities with ASUS Chromebit CS10 – the minimalist and cost-effective computer for your home or business, you can even take it with you on the road.
Key Specs
Processor Speed
1.44 GHz
1.8 GHz
2 GB
2 GB
32 GB
16 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Intel CS125 (BOXSTK1AW32SCR) Compute Stick with Intel Atom x5 processor and Windows 10
  • Its so good, that Im considering to use it as my Media server, due to its very low power usage and good processing power & wireless connection speed.
  • 2 GB of RAM is enough for me since I will be using it for applications that doesn't need much RAM.
  • With it's minimum 2mb of RAM and 32gb of storage I was still able to easily upgrade to Win10 PRO 32bit enabling RDT and other functions not in Home version.
  • It isn't perfect, though; I'm disappointed to still see only 2GB of RAM, which gets used up pretty quickly when using Chrome as your browser, or more advanced MS Office functions.
  • Just don't expect to run photoshop or any processor/ram hungry app as this product wasn't made for that purpose.
ASUS Chromebit (CS10) Stick-Desktop PC
  • Excellent resolution, great speed, access to thousands of apps
  • I use it primarily as a media device and it plays 1080p 60fps streaming video perfectly. The ARM processor (RK3288) is exactly the same as in my Asus Chromebook Flip. Same clock speed (1.8Ghz) but with only 2GB ram instead of 4GB.
  • It runs 95% of my work/play needs. My Microsoft-based PC is now relegated to just playing games.
  • It runs 95% of my work/play needs. My Microsoft-based PC is now relegated to just playing games.
  • The storage here is mainly meant to download additional application files thru Chrome web store and not meant to download heavy files (mainly videos) . Would you need more storage , you can use the 100 GB available on google drive or a USB attached storage connected to chromebi
  • The chromebit is slow operations overall, the issue I have found is whenever it comes back from sleep, I lose audio.
  • Is very promising since it really can do everything a huge desktop unit can, but it is way too slow in loading pages and searching. It simply does not compare at all to a chromebox.
Size & Weight
0.47 in.
0.7 in.
4.44 in.
4.8 in.
1.49 in.
1.2 in.
0.8 oz.
0.17 oz.
Quad-Core Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300
Rockchip RK3288
Windows 10
Chrome OS
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
USB 2.0, USB 3.0, HDMI, Micro SDXC slot
HDMI, USB 2.0, DC In
Intel® HD Audio via HDMI, supporting multi-channel digital audio, Intel® HD graphics
100GB of Google Drive space free for 2 years
What customers say about "Features"
Intel CS125 (BOXSTK1AW32SCR) Compute Stick with Intel Atom x5 processor and Windows 10
  • Latest Compute Stick is great with Windows 10 home 32 bit installed.
  • Works Great if you like Windows 10 and its very portable so I can take it with me to hotels and use their WIFI and plug it into their TV (HDMI).
  • It can be hidden nicely behind a TV and works well with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
  • I'm using a bluetooth mouse/keyboard that works from 20ft away with the NUC from behind a closed door.
  • Very happy with performance except still have problem accessing/activating Windows 10 Store and other windows tiles. Briefly opens and then closes.
  • First, it had unreliable and slow WiFi, as well as issues with conflicts between multiple devices over Bluetooth.
ASUS Chromebit (CS10) Stick-Desktop PC
  • If you're not familiar with Chrome OS, it's a device that lets you run basically just the Chrome browser and do almost everything you can on a regular PC using the browser.
  • Works great, on the tip opposite of the HDMI connector is a USB port. You can use this to plug in a dongle I use a Logitech K400 and use the chrome browser to play Netflix, Hulu, and shows from my Plex server.
  • The wifi connection is very good and fast. Perfect use for Netflix, youtube, & gmail
  • Bluetooth is built-in so pair it with any wireless keyboard and mouse and you'll have an extra USB port for your removable memory storage, digitizer pad, or pretty much anything else that's USB compatible
  • The lack of a SD card slot to expand storage beyond the 16GB and being limited to a single USB 2.0 port is pretty lackluster
  • It’s annoying that it won’t work without a Google account. Sometimes it won’t wake up from sleep unless the USB keyboard is disconnected and reconnected.
  • My only real gripe is that the device will not automatically request a bluetooth keyboard after the first boot.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)

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