It seems it’s a day for Chrome news, as almost immediately following Google’s announcement about Chromebox for Meetings, HP made some announcements regarding its upcoming Chromebox devices.
We don’t know too much yet in terms of pricing, but the HP Chromebox is slated to arrive in the northern spring (so, a couple of months away). While the HP Chromebox isn’t specifically to be offered as a “Chromebox for Meetings” device, it will be compatible, meaning you can add a camera and microphone to the HP unit and achieve a similar level of functionality.
Inside, the HP Chromebox is to have a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, with the usual WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, bolstered by four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and a DisplayPort as well. This last addition will allow the HP Chromebox to drive a dual-display setup with ease, really hitting home the Chromebox for Meetings compatibility.
At five inches in size, it’s hardly going to take up a lot of desk space, but if your display has an integrated VESA mount, you’ll be able to mount the HP box there to save on a little bit of desk real estate.
We don’t know much in terms of pricing yet, but as soon as we hear, we’ll let you know. These low-cost cloud-based computers are likely to make a big impact, as they already have done in the business and education sectors, so keep your eyes peeled.
For those who are unaware, Chromebox for Meetings, announced by Google earlier today, is intended to simplify and also improve the virtual meeting experience. With the exception of a display, the Chromebox for Meetings kit will arrive priced at $US 999 and include all the necessary hardware such as a double-sided remote, 1080p camera with auto-focus and a noise cancelling microphone.