HP is doing something intriguing, in that it’s competing with itself in an effort to be everywhere and support everything its customers want. As part of that effort Hewlett-Packard has just unveiled a pair of beautiful and tiny Windows PCs to take on Chromeboxes.
The first of these mini-PCs is the Stream mini, coming from the same family as the company’s brightly colored Stream 11 laptop. Just like its mobile counterpart the Stream mini is brightly colored and affordably priced at $180.
The Stream mini comes in a tiny and light package, that’s also supposed to be silent and very cool, using only 45 watts of power. On the outside there’s 4 USB ports alongside an HDMI and a DisplayPort. On the inside you’ll find an entry level Intel Celeron processor alongside 2GB of RAM.
When it comes to storage the Stream mini is a bit lacking having only 32GB of internal memory. However HP is throwing in 200GB of OneDrive storage for free for two years which, provided you have a good internet connection, may be all the storage you need.
Next up is the slightly more stylish Pavilion mini - pictured up top. Though it follows the same general design principles as the Stream, the Pavilion comes in a better looking package and with a bigger price tag: $320.
But looks aren’t everything as the Pavilion also brings more powerful internals such as a Pentium CPU, 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage – though you lose the OneDrive storage that was bundled with the Stream.
Both of these devices will go on sale next week, on January 14th.