December 3rd 2012 8:45 am

74

A good set-top box that won't change your mind about Google TV

74

It's the best Google TV set-top box yet, at a reasonable price.

Critic reviews

6.8
7 reviews
  • Media support
    7.7
  • Video quality
    8.0
  • Audio quality
  • Ease of use
    6.8
  • Design and form factor
    7.2

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7.0
Engadget Apr 23, 2013

In the end, the Cube is a solid Google TV set-top box but it isn't going to change anyone's mind about Google TV.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 23, 2013

While there are a few kinks to work out (for example, the remote app could be more reliable), the ASUS Cube with Google TV is the one of the better devices we've tested that connect the Internet with your TV.

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7.0
PC Mag May 2, 2013

The Asus Cube has the easiest, most intuitive Google TV interface we've seen yet, but this media hub is still a few steps behind Roku and Apple TV.

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6.0
TechHive May 14, 2013

The Asus Cube delivers Google TV features at an affordable price, but suffers from scattered bugs and hardware shortcomings that make it difficult to recommend for non-techies.

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6.0
PC Advisor May 20, 2013

In part because of its hardware limitations and in part because of the way Google TV itself works, the Cube at this point still feels more like a product for techies than a consumer electronics device for the masses.

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7.0
Liliputing Apr 23, 2013

Google TV has a lot of promise, but it does some of the things my home theater PC does, but not al of them ... But at this point it’s hard to see Google TV as a device that’s ready for prime time, thanks to an inconsistent and complicated user interface and occasionally sluggish controls.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jan 7, 2013

Internally the Qube packs a Marvell Armada 1500 chipset with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash storage. Like the chassis, the Qube's interface also features a rotating cube, but that's pretty much the only thing special about it so far.

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Pocket-Lint Jan 7, 2013

A quick play at CES and the Qube works as you would expect, with a zippy interface and fast loading times. We tried the new voice search feature that allows you to press a button on the remote. ... Easy, quick, and handy.

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TechRadar Jan 11, 2013

The UI will take some getting used to. It features an on-screen rectangular cube that flips up or down when you switch between its nine categories.

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TrustedReviews Jan 14, 2013

The main menu is mapped across a rotating 3D cube. Underneath this animated area, though, you’ll find the rather simpler “flat” apps and content browser. We find that simpler, quicker interfaces are much more efficient to use in the long run.

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