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HP's latest fanless Chromebox bucks the trend, includes a noisy fan

HP adds a fan to its fanless Chromebox... say what? (NYSE:HPQ, NASDAQ:GOOG)

| Laptops News | Posted: Jul 4, 2014 11:08 am

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

NEWS SOURCES:Geek.com

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