HP Stream, Pavilion Mini are tiny Windows Desktops; Specs, Price and Release Date
HP has unveiled stylish tiny Windows 7 desktops at the CES 2015. The desktops that sit perfectly in your palm have a round shape and smooth and flat top. And there is the brand name “HP” imprinted at the top. The devices at a glance resembles a small bowl equipped with all the computer connectivity ports.
There are two tiny models. And only way to distinguish between these two models apart from its inner parts is its colors. The HP Stream Mini is blue, while the Pavilion Mini is silver/gray. However, both measures 5.7″ x 5.7″ x 2.1 and weigh about 1.4 pounds.
Let’s see what is under the hood. The HP Stream Mini is powered by an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of solid state storage, and Windows 8.1. On the other hand, the HP Pavilion Mini is equipped with an Intel Pentium (or faster) processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB of storage. Yes guys there is 500GB storage in this tiny box.
Desktops are coming with a host of connectivity features. There are 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front and two more on the back. And there are also Ethernet, HDMI, DisplayPort, and audio jacks as well. The desktops also offers 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The company will also offer the model with up to an Intel Core i3 processors and up to 1TB of storage. That should quench your thirst for power. And both desktops are offered with wireless mouse and keyboard.
The company claims that the low power desktop can even support multiple displays and/or quad HD screens. Oh sorry, they were not able to integrate an optical drive in this tiny box, but you can always connect a USB DVD or Blu-ray drive in case you you want to use one.
When it comes to pricing, the HP Stream Mini is priced at $180 while the Pavilion Mini with higher power inside has a starting price tag of $350. HP Pavilion Mini desktop release date is set to January 14th.