HP’s widening its Chrome-based computing hardware with its introduction of its first Chromebox, allowing your desktop to be much compact that you can plug any display or TV, plus the ability to quickly go mobile.
The Chromebox fits in two USB 3.0 ports at the front, lined up with the power button, plus another two found at the back together with an HDMI and DisplayPort. Besides physical connections for a TV screen or any monitor, keyboard and mice, it also comes with Bluetooth to aid your other peripherals wirelessly.
Beneath the compact Chromebox is a Haswell-based Intel processor, which powers up your web browsing and launches your favorite Google apps, like Gmail and Google Docs. Google recently released Chromebox for meetings, and HP also got a Chromebox version having the 4th gen Intel Core i7 chipset that addresses the need for such corporate level apps.
HP Chromebox comes in Smoke Silver, Ocean Turquoise, Snow White, and Twinkle Black, and is expected to hit the US market by spring. No word yet on pricing.