- HP declared the Chromebox G2, the observe-up to 2014’s Chromebook
- The Chromebox G2 can be upgraded to Intel’s most recent Main i7 and 16 GB of RAM
- The Chromebox G2 will be offered in April
Soon after now unveiling a pair of Chromebooks, HP is not rather completed with Google‘s Chrome OS, as the organization declared the sequel to 2014’s Chromebox, the Chromebox G2.
The Chromebox G2’s exterior is comparatively unassuming, and we would not blame you if you puzzled it with the Apple Tv set. That becoming reported, the illusion falls apart when you place the two USB 2. ports, three USB 3. ports, a USB Style-C port, headphone jack (oh my!), HDMI port, ethernet port, and SD card reader.
The real tale is what’s under the hood — although the foundation configuration features Intel’s dual-core Celeron 3865U, you can stage up to possibly the seventh-era Main i5-7300U or the eighth-era Main i7-8650U. Even much better, many thanks to the two memory slots, you can have up to 16 GB of RAM.
Inside storage options are constrained — you can only select involving 32 GB and 64 GB of storage — though each options get there in fast M.2 SSDs.
Is equipping the Chromebox G2 with the most recent Main i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 64 GB M.2 SSD a little bit overkill? It absolutely sure is. Chrome OS doesn’t require this sort of highly effective internals to run properly. At the identical time, HP built the factor for the classroom, so it will make sense to have this sort of options.
Due to the fact of that, we are not absolutely sure no matter if the masses can invest in the Chromebox G2. We never even know how a lot the machine starts at. Having said that, we’re absolutely sure actual pricing can be figured out possibly immediately with HP or an authorized reseller.
HP’s Chromebox G2 will be offered sometime in April, though we hope to see it through CES 2018 on the exhibit ground, so keep tuned for a lot more information and facts as we get it.