- HP announced the Chromebox G2, the comply with-up to 2014’s Chromebook
- The Chromebox G2 can be upgraded to Intel’s hottest Core i7 and 16 GB of RAM
- The Chromebox G2 will be offered in April
Just after previously unveiling a pair of Chromebooks, HP is not rather accomplished with Google‘s Chrome OS, as the enterprise announced the sequel to 2014’s Chromebox, the Chromebox G2.
The Chromebox G2’s exterior is reasonably unassuming, and we would not blame you if you confused it with the Apple Television set. That staying claimed, the illusion falls apart when you spot the two USB 2. ports, three USB 3. ports, a USB Variety-C port, headphone jack (oh my!), HDMI port, ethernet port, and SD card reader.
The genuine story is what’s under the hood — even though the foundation configuration capabilities Intel’s dual-core Celeron 3865U, you can move up to both the seventh-technology Core i5-7300U or the eighth-technology Core i7-8650U. Even superior, many thanks to the two memory slots, you can have up to 16 GB of RAM.
Inner storage possibilities are limited — you can only select involving 32 GB and 64 GB of storage — even though both of those possibilities get there in fast M.2 SSDs.
Is equipping the Chromebox G2 with the hottest Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 64 GB M.2 SSD a bit overkill? It positive is. Chrome OS doesn’t have to have these impressive internals to run efficiently. At the exact same time, HP designed the matter for the classroom, so it helps make perception to have these possibilities.
Simply because of that, we aren’t positive whether or not the masses can purchase the Chromebox G2. We do not even know how much the equipment commences at. Even so, we’re positive precise pricing can be figured out both directly with HP or an authorized reseller.
HP’s Chromebox G2 will be offered sometime in April, even though we count on to see it throughout CES 2018 on the display flooring, so keep tuned for a lot more information and facts as we get it.