HP has unveiled a new all-in-one Chromebase PC with a unique rotating display. In this post we take a closer look at the HP Chromebase 22 specs, its price, and where and when you can buy one.
HP Chromebase 22 Specs
|Display:||21.5-inch IPS touch (1920×1080) with 90º rotating mechanism|
|CPU:||Up to Intel Core i3|
|Memory:||Up to 16 GB|
Up to 256GB SSD
M.2 expansion slot
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX
2x USB Type-A
2x USB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
But first a bit of trivia. The last Chromebase all-in-one PC to be released was way back in 2016 — there hasn’t been one since.
Clearly HP sees a gap in the market for one.
The HP Chromebase 21.5 looks like no other PC, Chrome-based or otherwise. It has a distinct look all of its own thanks to a conical base, svelte bezel, and 90-degree swivelling screen.
Yes, swivelling — you can rotate the Chromebase 22 screen from horizontal/landscape position to vertical/portrait, and back. Portrait monitors are very popular with developers, writers, and researchers.
But the novelties don’t stop there, either.
Do you think the base of the HP Chromebase 22 looks like a fancy smart speaker? That’s because it (kinda) is! The HP Chromebase 22 comes with integrated dual 5W Audio by B&O speakers for top-tier sound quality.
HP add that the speaker cloth is 100% recycled polyester.
The base model is listed as offering 4GB RAM, a 128GB NVMe SSD storage, and a dual-core Intel 6450U processor, priced from $549.
However, the HP store page for the Chromebase 22 allows you to equip it with up to 16GB RAM, and a 256 GB NVMe SSD.
A model equipped with a 10th-gen Intel i3 will be available soon, priced from $599.
Other notable features include a 5MP webcam with privacy shutter, dual-array microphones (which are disabled when the webcam privacy shutter is engaged), and user-upgradeable memory and storage options.
HP Chromebase 22: Where to Buy?
Interested? You can buy the HP Chromebase 22 from the HP website in the US right now.
Other retailers will stock the PC soon, and there are rumours of an 10th-gen Intel Core i3 model being readied for release too.