A colorful little box with both home and enterprise aspirations
Falling right in line with the announcement of a new ASUS Chromebox and the Chromebox for meetings initiative, HP has just announced its first Chromebox hardware. While it won't be up for sale until "later this Spring" and is short on details, we do have pictures and a good description of what HP plans to offer with its first Chrome OS desktop.
Targeted at both home and business users, the HP Chromebox follows pretty much the same form factor as its fellow compatriots, basically being a small, squared-off blob with ports all around it. We see at least a pair of USB ports around front and a handful on the back, and HP says that it will pack a fourth generation Core i7 processor (same as the new ASUS Chromebox).
The Chromebox will come in four different colors — borrowed from its Chromebook line — and is also wall-mountable with standard VESA mounts, which is interesting for business and home theater applications. The big item in question here is the price — it'll have to be pretty low to make folks consider it outside of an enterprise environment.
Source: HP; (2)
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