Earlier this week, Asus unveiled its very first Chromebox specifically designed to run Google's web-centric operating system.
The uber-mini fanless Chromebox is equipped with an Intel Haswell SoC (Celeron 2955U), Ethernet, dual-band WiFi and a $179 price tag, scaling up based on specs (+ Core i7, etc).
Yesterday, Hewlett Packard (HP) announced that it would be launching a Chromebox this spring.
In addition to running the usual web-centric applications, HP and Google say it will support the latter company's recently introduced video conferencing system.
The device also features an Intel Haswell processor, with the high-end Chromebox for meetings expected to boast a Core i7 chip.
"HP hasn’t yet revealed the price for its new Chrome desktops," said Linder. "[However], the company already sells Chromebook laptops with 11.6 inch to 14 inch displays and Google’s browser-based operating system for $280 and up."