HP introduced two tiny desktop computers at the Consumer Electronics Show this year, and now select models are available for purchase.
The HP Stream Mini is an entry-level model with a starting price of $180, while the HP Pavilion Mini has more powerful hardware and a starting price of $320.
Both computers fit inside a 5.7″ x 5.7″ 2.1″ case that weighs about 1.5 pounds.
While HP had originally promised that both models would be available by January 14th, it looks like the company missed that deadline. But a little over a week later a high-end HP Pavilion Mini with a Core i3 Haswell processor went on sale for $450 (or $435 with coupon code 15HPDEALNEWS).
This model features Intel HD 4400 graphics, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB SATA hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and it comes with a mouse and keyboard.
HP will also offer a $320 model with a Pentium 3558U processor and a 500GB hard drive soon, as well as the $180 HP Stream Mini which has a Celeron 2957U processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of solid state storage.
Each model has HDMI and DisplayPort, allowing you to connect two displays simultaneously.
The Pavilion models ship with Windows 8.1 64-bit software, while the HP Stream Mini runs Windows 8.1 with Bing 64-bit.
Note that while all of these desktops are tiny, they’re not fanless.
Terrible specs. Way over price! Old technology in a nice looking box!
Eh. Show me something better for the same price.
If I read the specs right, it looks like on the HP Stream Mini – the memory is Not soldered on the board. If so, that’s pretty cool Unlike the new Mac Mini, I would be able to upgrade even the stream to 16GB of Ram.
The processor is a 32-bit one isn’t it?
Article says both are 64 bit
Stream mini looks good as Intel doesn’t sell haswell celeron NUC. Will wait for skylake mini as graphics should be much better. 2004 called and they want their 2GB ram back.
I have read that the RAM is upgradable. There are two RAM slots. I feel 2GB is perfectly acceptable considering the price and upgradability. Most other mini PCs at this price point are barebones and dont come with any RAM or storage.
Think of the children. Running a 2GB system is like growing up in the digital projects. The homeless programs in from legacy were probably limited to 2GB ram.
Tron Legacy…. I hate spell correction. I feel like handsome jack and the violin.
In, 2004 I had a laptop with 512 mb of ram and nobody had ram more than 1 GB.
Bought my first 64bit system in 2005. It supported 4GB of ram.
In 2004 2GB ram was the maximum supported ram for almost all motherboards.
ASUS A8N-VM CSM 939 NVIDIA GeForce 6150
Sorry to hear about your unfortunate circumstances in 2004. 2005 was the effective beginning of the 64bit PC era.
But just because it was available doesn’t mean it was widely adopted instantly. And also, we’re talking average computers that you can buy. This HP Stream Mini isn’t even an average computer but more so a budget machine.
Look at the Apple G5 that was released in 2004. Comes configured with 256/512mb of ram.
Nowadays, there are people with 16gb and 32gb of ram shoved into their machines, but visit a best buy and see that the average machine is only between 4gb to 8gb. 10 years from now, are you going to say 2014 called and they’re asking for their 32gb of ram back?
Didn’t say it was widely adopted, just said it was the effective beginning. Oh, and the 2004 year was intended as a joke. The joke was based on my purchase of a 64bit system in 2005 from newegg. I was assuming everyone who reads liliputing bought an x2 system in 2005/2006. You did not?
So now you’re going to make fun of other people simply because they didn’t have a high end machine back when it was available? I was busy getting my engineering degree. My point was that 2004 was not the right year to be using as the reference, but I see now you’re slowly forcing your point towards 2005/2006.
I added the 2006 year to account for people who were financially constrained… not to hedge my dates. I was running an x2 3800+ (manchester) on that asus board in 2005. I was an early adopter, but there were many early adopters back then… turns out almost all PC instructions sets are based on x86_64 now.
This isn’t going anywhere, my point is that if you’re going to compare this budget mini desktop machine to something in 2004, you shouldn’t be compared to something that was brand new and costs you a fortune. In 2004, most people had 512mb ~ 1 gb of ram. And no, 2005 is not “close enough” to 2006 to make your point. Because even in 2005, the average computer that costs $1K+ still only had 1 gb of ram. I see in my email that I was looking at a desktop from BestBuy for $999 in 2006. It was a sale price and it still only had 2gb of ram. So to say 2006 asked for its 2gb of ram back isn’t even a correct comparison. Why? Because this mini pc costs $180. I’m just saying. 2004 is bad reference. If this was high-end gaming machine with the latest CPU that still only had 2gb of ram, then maybe you’d have a point.
The HP mini’s cpu and graphic performance is much greater than the fastest gaming computer from 2004… why should it have the same 2gb ram as the fastest PC from 2004? Nice try.
You’re either retarded or you’re just being a major d*ck.. or both. My point is to compare machines of the same end at a given time. This is a low-end machine. So you compare it to a low-end machine in 2004.
So I should have said… “2009 called and they want their 2GB ram back”? Not very funny… but ok.
Holy crap you actually are retarded. Let me spell it out for you. This is not a high-end machine. You asking it for more than 2gb of ram is absurd. You shouldn’t even be using a joke in the first place.
I don’t care how many fans it has – if it’s HP, it WILL overheat.
Hey HP: Why u No Fanless? XD
You mean House Phire
Yup, out of stock. I actually ordered one of these at the HP website a week or so ago, and they sent me a cancellation a few days later. Online rep said keep visiting the webpage. Thought I wouldn’t because I was too annoyed, but I’m not seeing any real alternative. So I keep checking. Although, might not buy anyway, since I’m having trouble imagining what I’d use it for (considering I don’t watch much TV (just the news and sports)).
So Mac mini competition?
These are cute and all but a better Mac Mini competitor would be the Asus VivoPC Haswell refresh w/ the combo 3.5″/2.5″ HDD caddy. Brad posted about those ages ago but they seem to be vaporware…. https://liliputing.com/2014/06/asus-vivopc-mini-desktops-get-haswell-treatment.html
Or the loads of other mini computers out there.
Out of stock
Sorry, it was in stock when I wrote this article. They must have had limited quantities at launch.
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