HP’s new Windows 8.1 Pavilion Mini Desktop and HP Stream Mini Desktop are stylish, energy-efficient alternatives to conventional desktop towers.
Mike Nash, vice president of product management, Consumer Personal Systems, HP, said: “The desktop tower PC continues to be a focal point in the home for sharing, creating and entertaining. 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.”
Just over 2 inches high and weighing only 1.6 lbs, the snow white, palm-sized HP Pavilion Mini Desktop draws up to 45 watts of power compared to 250 watts used by a typical tower PC.
It provides up to 1 TB of storage and up to 8 GB of expandable memory and offers dual display support through DisplayPort and HDMI compatible ports. It comes with builtin Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but does not include an optical drive.
The economical HP Stream Mini Desktop in vibrant blue features the same small and powerful format as the HP Pavilion Mini Desktop and comes with a 32 GB solidstate drive (SSD) and 200 GB of Microsoft OneDrive Storage for two years