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HP Announces Specs for Chromebox Mini PC

HP’s been talking about its plans to release a Chromebox for a while now, and the miniature computer was included in the company’s Computex assault today. The company briefly mentioned the device during our Computex pre-briefing last week, and it looks like the HP Chromebox is finally being released.

The PC was pegged for a June launch at the end of May and will pack either an Intel Celeron 2955U or Haswell i7-4600 CPU. There’s also up to 8 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 3-in-1 SD card reader, as well as Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless N, Bluetooth 4.0, 4 x USB 3.0, HDMI out, DisplayPort out, audio out, and a security lock slot. 

No word on specific release date or pricing, but we’ll try and find that out for you at the show. For now, we know that it will start at $200.

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  • DookieDraws
    Wouldn't mind having one of those little guys hooked to the TV.

    Damn! HP is on a roll! :P
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  • canadianvice
    Can someone explain to me how in god's name you'd need an i7 for that thing?
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  • lostgamer_03
    Why an i7? Because it brings all the geeks to the yard! You need to open that browser 0.2 seconds faster my man.
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  • sykozis
    Can someone explain to me how in god's name you'd need an i7 for that thing?
    Why do people need a quad core for browsing the web and checking e-mail?

    Some people just want it to say they have it.....
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  • anonymous_user
    Anyone else think its weird that the CPU options are either low-end (Celeron) or really high-end (i7) with no middle ground?
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  • ajr1775
    i7 is entry level and it's useful for the conferencing aspect on Google Apps via Google Hangouts.
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  • canadianvice
    13411413 said:
    i7 is entry level and it's useful for the conferencing aspect on Google Apps via Google Hangouts.

    I hope that was sarcastic...
    Pentium is entry level, i3, even, but the i7 is high-end consumer.
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  • mobrocket
    Why an i7? Because it brings all the geeks to the yard! You need to open that browser 0.2 seconds faster my man.

    that was funny
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  • John Lukitsh
    I'd love to see one of these with a little more storage and running Windows. I don't know why you don't see a lot of these good looking form factors running Windows, but rather running Chrome OS or even Android. A lot of folks are still upgrading from XP, and these little boxes at affordable prices could be tempting for people upgrading on a budget.
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  • soccerplayer88
    Great little box. Might be a perfect for a few libraries that are looking to upgrade around my area.

    Specs are a bit... deceiving. The i7-4600u is basically a dual core with 4 threads. It's not a full blown i7 point for point.

    Still might pick up one to play around with. Be awesome if I could load up Windows Ubuntu and get Steam In-House streaming going with this.
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