Available directly from the company’s own website, the “value combo” comprises of a regular white Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz Chromebox, a Chrome OS wireless keyboard and mouse, HDMI cable and a 22.5-inch ‘Pavilion 22xi’ IPS monitor.
The 22xi has garnered positive reviews. For its price ($189.99) it’s described as one of the best in class, offers a cracking display, great viewing angles and crisp full HD resolution with fantastic colour reproduction.
- IPS LED backlit display
- Edge-to-edge panel design
- 1920×1080 resolution
- Built-in VGA, D-DVI and HDMI input
HP Chromebox Specs
- Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz
- Intel HD Graphics
- 2GB DDR3L SDRAM
- 16GB Solid-State Drive
Cheaper than the Chromebase
HP has the bundle listed on their website for $399.97 (a saving of precisely zero on what it would cost you if you bough each component individually but is currently running an on-site discount of $60 which reduces the overall package price to $339.97.
At $340 the bundle undercuts the LG Chromebase (RRP $349) by ten bucks. For this you are getting comparable PC specifications but gain the benefits of a more versatile monitor (VGA and DVI inputs in addition to HDMI) and a computer that can be replaced or taken elsewhere.
HP’s keyboard and mouse set is wireless and more visually appealing than the wired peripherals bundled with the ‘base, though you will need to provide your own speakers and webcam.
For more details, or to buy, head on over to the HP online store, link below.