Chromebooks have gained popularity lately, thanks to the cloud-based Chrome OS which is quite snappy and works in the cloud with your Google account. They offer decent performance and handles your day-to-day tasks, without spending too much money.
HP has introduced a new, refreshed Chromebook 14 which comes with a number of improvements and better internals.
The Chromebook comes with a 14-inch display sporting a resolution of 1366 by 768, but there’s a Full HD version available as well, but you’ll have to shell out some extra cash for it. The base model costs $249.99, add $30 more to it and you can get the full HD version.
“HP is delivering new premium features that customers want on Chromebooks to create amazing experiences at an affordable price,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “We are excited to offer the new HP Chromebook 14 to give customers fun and function with a fresh color palette, bright displays and great battery life in thin, stylish and affordable designs.”
The processing is handled by an Intel Celeron N2840 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The Chromebook also comes with 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for two years. Other connectivity options include one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and a micro SD card reader. As for the most important feature, the battery life, the company touts it can provide users with a battery life of 9 hours and 15 minutes. This can vary depending on the real-time usage of the users.
HP Chromebook 14 is set to hit retail in the United States on November 8th, while the $279 full HD version will be available by the end of this month.