Purveyor of overpriced printer ink, Hewlett-Packard has a ridiculous PR issue on its hands. It turns out that its new passively cooled Chromebox has a fan inside.
For some reason the company is marketing the mini-PC as a fanless device, when in reality it has a tiny (and noisy) fan inside.
Here’s what HP says about the Chromebox:
“The compact, contoured, and stylish design uses only 5in (126mm) of space, is light, thin, and can be VESA wall-mounted. The silent operation of the fanless design prevents dust from being funneled through computer case.”
Perhaps HP is trying to say the Chromebox does not have a fan club and a legion of followers like Justin Beiber.
FanlessTech managed to unearth a photo from HP’s own disassembly guide, which shows the heatsink, complete with a flat, copper heatptipe and of course a fan, which is really not a fan if you believe HP’s marketing geniuses.