HP's new Chromebox teases that it features "silent operation of the fanless design" but HP has actually installed a fan inside of it. It looks as though the company has overlooked this fact, but has sent out promotional material pointing to this "fanless" design, even though there's a fan inside of its new Chromebox.
The new Chromebox from HP features an Intel Haswell-based Celeron processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. The Intel Celeron processor sports Intel HD Graphics, and a maximum TDP of just 15W. Even with this low TDP, HP couldn't make the Chromebox fanless, which is where the grill on the rear of the device comes into play.
HP even pushes this fanless design as part of the reason that there is no dust build up inside of the machine, but considering there is a fan inside, it'll be interesting to see what the company does to rectify this big issue in marketing.