The HP Chromebox G2 is a small computer with support for up to an Intel Core i7-8650U processor, 16GB of RAM, and 64GB of solid state storage. It runs Google’s Chrome operating system and it’s also one of the first Chromeboxes to support the Google Play Store and Android apps. Maybe it’ll officially support Linux apps soon too.
HP unveiled the Chromebox G2 at CES in January, and now it’s available for purchase from HP.com.
Well, at least one model is anyway.
Prices range from $199 for a Chromebox G2 with a Celeron 3865U processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB SATA SSD to $789 for a Core i7/16GB/64GB version.
At the moment only one model is currently in-stock though: a $689 Chromebox G2 with a Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. And HP says only a few are left in stock.
In other words, it seems demand is outstripping the initial supply of these Chrome OS mini PCs… although it’s not entirely clear how big the initial supply was.
Other specs include 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, a headset jack, an HDMI port, an SD card reader, three USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and a USB Type-C port.
The computer measures about 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 1.6″ and weighs about 1.3 pounds.
via Android Police
What would be the advantages (if any) of this chromebox over say the Nvidia Shield TV box (for using as a home entertainment system on a big screen television)?
3865u not 38650u
and no HDMI 2.0
ChromeOS with 8th gen i7 and 16 GB RAM… the only question… WHAT FOR?
It might make more sense once they implement the Linux virtual machine. Until then, I agree. It seems overkill.
My first thought was that it would make a great Linux development machine, once you replace Chrome.
Well…..everyone knows chrome is a resource hog…
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