HP Chromebox bundle available for $199

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ChromeboxHP started selling the Chromebox last month for $179. For those of you who don’t know, HP Chromebox is a desktop-like system with Intel Celeron processor under the hood. However, the system didn’t come with any peripherals, except the power cable. Recently, HP introduced a new Chromebox bundle, which now comes with a mouse and a keyboard, just for $199. The keyboard comes with a layout that is specifically designed for the Chrome OS.

The desktop features a dual-core 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor, as well as 2GB of RAM on board (upgradeable to 4GB) and a 16GB SSD and and supports 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 4 USB 3.0 ports, HDMK port, headphone and mic jacks, and an SD card reader.

The Chromebox Bundle is available directly from the HP website for $199, and is shipping within 24 hours. Do you plan on buying the HP Chromebox? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Lyndon Johnson

    Do I plan on buying one? Very possibly.

    Practically everything I do for the Car Tech site is done on an Acer C720 Chromebook, and it has really made me do some deep thinking about my computing needs. My circa 2004 Apple PowerMac G5 setup looks so much like a dinosaur now, both in terms of its size and capabilities. I could, in theory, move all of my files off of that computer and store them on an external hard drive I’ve got kicking around (Western Digital MyPassport 500 GB), then use the Chromebox hooked to my living room TV as my “home computer” when I need one.

    The bundle looks nice, I’ll say that. And it’s cheaper than a soon-to-be-outdated Mac Mini, which is another option I had been considering.

  • Thomas Knapp

    I bought the recently released Asus Chromebox (to replace my older Samsung Chromebox, which I passed on to my son). Looks like about the same specs.

    I work online full-time, and ChromeOS more than meets my needs — text editing, site administration, that kind of thing.

    Unless you are a PC gamer, require beau coup processing power for things like editing video, or are locked in to some piece of proprietary software that only runs on Windows or MacOS, a Chromebox or Chromebook is probably as much computer as you need.