Pavilion Mini and Stream Mini units mark HPs bid to reinvent the home computer
HP has revealed two new personal computers which it hopes will revolutionise the way consumers get online at home.
The company has unveiled the Pavilion Mini Desktop and the Stream Mini Desktop, two palm-sized devices which should be able to suit most homes with ease, although only the former will be coming to the UK.
At just 2.06 in tall and weighing just 725g, the HP Pavilion Mini Desktop (pictured above) is the larger and more powerful of the pair. Running Windows 8.1, it can support processors up to Intel Core i3, up to 1TB of storage and up to 8GB of RAM.
Combined with dual display support with DisplayPort and HDMI compatible ports, the Pavilion Mini Desktop should be able to handle everyday tasks such as gaming and streaming HD movies with no hassle.
Small but mighty
The Stream Mini Desktop (pictured left) is the slightly smaller and less powerful of the two, although it will still run Windows 8.1 on Intel Celeron processors up to 1.40Ghz and can connect to any HDMI-enabled monitor or television. It will only use 45 watts of power to operate, and weighs in at just 648g.
The unit, which will only be available in the US, features 2GB of RAM, 32 GB solid-state drive (SSD), 200GB of Microsoft OneDrive Storage for two years, and a $25 gift card for the Windows Store to purchase apps, Xbox games, or music.
“The desktop tower PC continues to be a focal point in the home for sharing, creating, and entertaining,” said Mike Nash, vice president, product management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP.
“The HP Pavilion and HP Stream Mini Desktops deliver the benefits of a traditional desktop PC in a package that looks good sitting on a desk and is small enough to fit into an entertainment centre.”
The Pavilion Mini will go on sale in the UK in February in two initial flavours – one with Intel Pentium and 500 GB of storage for a starting price of £269.99, and another featuring an Intel Core processor and 1TB of storage expected to cost £349.99.
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