HP unveils its first Chromebook with 14-inch screen

HP unveils its first Chromebook with 14-inch screen
HP taking "multiOS approach."

It's new Pavilion 14 Chromebook sports a 14-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display, a couple of inches larger than the typical Chromebook display, and has Altec Lansing speakers. The Pavilion 14 measures 13.66 x 9.37 x 0.83 in, and weighs 3.96lb.

As a Chromebook, naturally, its runs Google's Chrome OS, and HP focuses heavily on a seamless Google experience with popular products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps in the Chrome Web Store.

Under the hood, it packs an Intel Celeron 847 1.1GHz processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics, 2GB DDR3 memory (upgradable to 4GB) and a 16GB SATA SSD (100GB free Google Drive storage for two years). The Pavilion 14 packs some necessary ports: 3 USB 2.0; 1 HDMI; 1 RJ45; 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo and a multi-format digital media card reader. It also sports a HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated microphone.

The 4-cell (37WHr) Li-Ion battery lasts up to 4 hours and 15 minutes per charge, and for networking, the Chromebook features Intel 802.11a/b/g/n (2x2) and Bluetooth support - and of course a standard 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN interface.
"Google's Chrome OS is showing great appeal to a growing customer base," said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs, Printing and Personal Systems, HP.
"With HP's Chromebook, customers can get the best of the Google experience on a full-sized laptop -- all backed up by our service and brand."

Written by: James Delahunty @ 4 Feb 2013 13:03
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