If you have been wanting to give a Chromebox a try at home, now is a good time. Amazon currently has the HP Chromebox on sale for $129.99, a savings of $49 off the regular price. In case you aren’t familiar with what a Chromebox is exactly, it is a Chrome OS computer for your home. All you do is power it up, connect a monitor, mouse and keyboard, and you have a home computer with all the goodness (and security) of the Chrome OS. This particular HP unit is very popular and well received by those who have purchased it on Amazon (it has a 5-star rating).
Spec wise, the HP Chromebox has plenty of power for Chrome OS and other Google services. It is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U dual-core processor running at 1.4 GHz, has Intel integrated graphics, 2GB of RAM and has 16GB of onboard storage. That storage can be expanded thanks to 4 USB 3.0 ports so you can easily connect up an external drive for more storage if you really need it. Video is connected via the HDMI port that is in the unit and you can connect a keyboard and mouse easily via Bluetooth built in or you use a USB dongle to get things connected up.
Oh, and with a screwdriver and a bit of initiative, you can add additional RAM to this unit (but you’ll void the warranty so proceed with caution)
Like most sales on Amazon, the deal on this one is until they run out of them.