Monday, May 18, 2015

Chromebook competition from HP

HP released a small computer called the Stream Mini earlier this year to compete with the Chromebox. It’s a tiny PC with some pretty impressive specs – it’s really  looks like a better deal than a Chromebox.

Here are the specs:

  • 1.4 GHz Celeron 2957U processor
  • 2GB of RAM (max 16GB)
  • 32GB SSD
  • 200GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years
  • Keyboard and mouse included
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4 USB 3 ports
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4
  • SD card port
  • Audio in and out
  • DisplayPort 1.2 
  • HDMI 1.5 port
  • Windows 8.1 (Bing version) 

It’s small, about the size of a typical Chromebox, and very low power (at about 45 Watts.) Since it comes with a keyboard and mouse, all you have to add is a monitor to be up and running.

It runs Windows 8.1 (Bing version), but, apparently, there is only a trivial difference between Bing version and regular Windows 8.1. (I haven’t heard if the Bing version can be managed in an enterprise like regular 8.1.) 

At $180 (without a monitor) this seems like a great price – particularly for users who don’t need much horsepower.

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