Initially launching in spring 2014 in the US, the HP Chromebox promises to be an uncomplicated affair.
Whack the 5-inch box wide on your desk, hook it up to an external monitor or TV via HDMI or DisplayPort and you're good to delve into Google's cloud-based ecosystem.
It's no slouch either: the device comes armed with a Haswell-powered Intel Core i7 CPU inside. Though that may seem like overkill for a PC that essentially functions through a Chrome browser, it's also compatible with Google's Chromebox for meetings videoconferencing service that leans on raw compute power to stream 1080p video.
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Box of tricks
As such, HP is pitching it as a device that straddles the middle ground between business and pleasure. Companies can manage and configure the device through a web-based management console, and a built-in TPM (trusted platform module) is included for security.
Other features of note include a built-in VESA mount, four USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth and the choice of three colour options - black, white or "ocean turqoise".
HP hasn't unveiled global availability or pricing for the model yet, but the inclusion of a chip from Intel's more powerful line of processors should ensure that it retails at slightly more than recently-unveiled competing models.