Chrome OS is automatically associated with Chromebooks, but they aren’t the only place you’ll find the operating system. You can also get Chrome OS All-in-ones (LG Chromebase) and what is called a Chromebox. The Chromebox is a small device that looks very similar to Apple’s Mac Mini, but instead runs Chrome OS. Since these devices only ship with the device itself and a power supply, they are able to sell for even less than a Chromebook.
ASUS was the first to bring a low-cost Chromebox coming in at only $179, but now HP is competing directly with them. Their Chromebox comes in at the same base price point with a few other options to choose from. Starting with the base model, priced at $179, you get 2GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD for storage, and an Intel Haswell Celeron chipset. The device were announced a while back but now they are finally available for purchase directly from HP. The links below go to the appropriate purchase page for that model.
- HP Chromebox – 2GB RAM/16GB Storage – $179
- HP Chromebox – 4GB RAM/16GB Storage – $199
- HP Chromebox – Core i7 – 4GB RAM/16GB Storage – $629
- HP Chromebox – Core i7 – 8GB RAM/16GB Storage – $659
Shipping dates are currently estimated as May 30th. Are you going to buy one?
Source: +Brent Sullivan