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HP’s ‘fanless’ Chromebox has a fan

Despite Hewlett Packard’s marketing claims, the company’s Chromebox does contain a fan.



With Intel’s Next Unit of Computing — or NUC — trying to steal the spotlight as the ultra-small form factor desktop PC, it’s important to remember that there’s also another competitor in the space: the Chromebox.

HP’s Chromebook for the desktop advertises itself, like Intel’s NUC, as fanless but there’s one problem: it’s not.  FanlessTech got their hands on one of HP’s “fanless” Chromeboxes, and, surprisingly the device has a fan. It’s even in the disassembly instructions provided by HP.


But considering that the Chromebox has a Celeron 2955U has a TDP of 15W, it would be surprising if the unit truly was fanless.

Source: FanlessTech

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