HP is taking the fight back to Chrome OS, but this time tackling its Chrome OS set top boxes. HP has just lifted up the curtains on two very small but powerful machines here at CES. The Pavilion-Mini is their higher end unit priced at slightly over $300 and the Stream-Mini at just $180. Both feature exact physical cube like design with 4 USB 3.0 ports, SD card slot, Audio Jack, HDMI & Display Port – The Stream Mini is also in a brighter Blue body.
Both units are able to display to dual monitors, but will need an adapter if using two HDMI or Display Ports. Besides the price point, storage and performance are what set these two babies apart with the Stream Mini only offering 32GB of internal storage due to it relying most of its usage on Cloud Based storage. The Stream Mini comes loaded with 200GB of Free complimentary OneDrive storage for two years. Now the Pavilion Mini racks in a 500GB hard drive internally, but sadly does not include any OneDrive storage promotion.
Both are absolute great options that cater to a lot of people – the Stream Mini is also boasting an Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of Memory while the Pavilion Mini uses a Pentium CPU with 4GB of Memory. HP has also stated these will be coming with a pair of wireless mouse and keyboard.
A release date of January 14th has been given for these little guys.