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CES 2015: HP Targets The Mini-PC Segment With Pavilion Mini And Stream Mini

HP (NYSE:HPQ) is making sure that it isn’t left out of any market. The manufacturer sells Chromebooks, and has decided to venture into low-cost Windows notebooks running Windows 8.1 with Bing late last year. Now, HP is getting into the mini-PC segment with the launch of its latest hardware, the Pavilion Mini and Stream Mini.

As the name suggests, the Pavilion Mini aims to offer desktop-level power in a small form factor. The machine can be configured with an Intel Pentium 3558U or Core i3-4025U, as well as 4 GB or 8 GB RAM and as much as 1 TB internal storage. With a power usage of just 45 watts, the Pavilion Mini consumes a fraction of energy of a standard desktop.

Also included is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity along with four USB ports, Ethernet, SD card reader, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. HP claims that the Pavilion Mini can drive dual-monitors over DisplayPort. Prices for the Pavilion Mini start at $319 for the variant with a 500 GB mechanical hard drive. The system is offered in a white color variation.

For users looking for a no-frills system that allows them to undertake basic everyday tasks like browsing and streaming videos, HP is also offering a lower-end variant called the Stream Mini. The system features an Intel Celeron 2957U, 32 GB SSD and 2 GB RAM, and will be available from $179. HP is throwing in a $25 gift card to the Windows Store along with 200 GB OneDrive storage for two years. Considering that the product belongs in the Stream family, the Stream Mini will be offered in a Cobalt Blue color variant. Both systems come bundled with a mouse and keyboard, with sales set to commence from later this month.