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HP Chromebox officially announced, available this spring

HP has officially announced its very first Chromebox. Exact pricing and release details have yet to be unveiled, though the device is expected to arrive sometime this spring.
February 6, 2014

Following on the heels of ASUS’s Chromebox announcement, HP has now officially unveiled their own Chromebox desktop computer, which it plans to release sometime this spring.

For the moment at least, not a lot is known about HP’s Chromebox series other than it is powered by a Haswell CPU and has HDMI, DisplayPort, Bluetooth and 4 USB 3.0 ports. We also know that it comes in four colors: Smoke Silver, Ocean Turquoise, Snow White and Twinkle Black.

If we had to take a guess, we’d imagine that the HP Chromebox will probably target a price range similar to the ASUS series, which begins at $179 — though HP has yet to confirm this.

So who is this type of computing device aimed at? The primary target is probably businesses, libraries and schools. Such a device could also work nicely in homes that generally use tablets and smartphones for most computing needs, and are simply looking for a ‘cheap’ hassle free computer for basic desktop uses like word processing, basic photo editing and web surfing.

What do you think, basically solely on aesthetics, do you find the ASUS Chromebox or HP Chromebox more to your liking?