HP gives thin-client treatment to Passport Internet monitor

21.06.2012

"It's a cloud monitor, an Internet monitor. I wouldn't call it a PC," Christensen said.

At the same time, the company is testing the waters of where a product like Passport could go.

"This is the first generation, we will see how it does," Christensen said.

In some ways, Passport is similar to Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer running on Google's Chrome OS. The netbooks offer minimal storage compared to standard laptops and are designed for those who access Web-based services through a browser.

Unlike Chromebooks, Passport does not have Wi-Fi or 3G mobile broadband connectivity.