Hewlett-Packard announces at CES, the Stream mini and Pavilion mini Windows desktops. The two new PCs are both tiny and very inexpensive, offering an alternative to the growing wave of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.
At $180, you cannot ask for more… The Stream mini features a blue colored plastic chassis, an Intel Celeron 2957U processor, 2GB of RAM, a 32GB solid-state drive, and you’ll also get a two year subscription to 200GB of cloud storage to overcome the limitations of the SSD, as well as a $25 gift card to the Windows Store. The Stream mini also features four USB ports, Ethernet, HDMI and DisplayPort, SD card reader, as well as audio jacks.
The Pavilion mini share the same looks and ports, but it packs a little more power. This Windows PC comes with an Intel Pentium 3558U or Core i3-4025U processor. It doubles the memory to 4GB that you can later upgrade to 8GB, and 500GB of local storage.
With a simple design these new tiny Windows PCs also get use no more than 45 watts of power each, which that translate to less than your average light bulb. Both PCs will be available from HP starting January 14, 2015, with a release expand on February 8th.