The nice thing about Chromeboxes is that most of them have a VESA mount, so you can mount it directly to your monitor. Out of the way and easy wire management.
The specs aren't really any better than your average Chromebook. In fact, benchmarks have shown a few Chromebooks are still faster.
But as someone else said, the big thing is the space savings. Sure, you could attach a monitor and keyboard/mouse to your Chromebook, but you'd still have it sitting there on your desk taking up space. God knows I don't have that much free space on my desk as it is.
Last edited by Tim-APCR; 11-16-2014 at 11:04 PM.