(TS) – HP is now following the lead of Samsung, Acer and Lenovo, who are already into this Chromebook segment. The company today debuted its own Chromebook with some compelling configurations and storage options for those who are connected to the internet always, and use their machines for document editing.
HP Pavilion 14 is the name the new Chromebook from the Company carries, and the device has got some pretty good configuration.
The specifications for the budget 14-inch laptop were leaked last week, and it appears to have been accurate. Like the other Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung, the hardware is fairly low-powered. Besides the 1,366 x 768-pixel screen, which is standard for its size, the Chromebook also has a 1.1GHz Celeron processor and 2GB of RAM.
It’s predictably limited on the storage front with a single 16GB SSD, though users do get 100GB of Google Drive space (free for the first two years) as part of the package. At least there is no lack of ports, including HDMI, an SD card reader and three USB 2.0 connectors. Another feature that’s not found on its competitors is an Ethernet port.
Battery life, however, appears to be a potential weakness, with HP rating the machine at just 4 hours and 15 minutes. It’s also more expensive than its rivals at US$330, which could make it a tougher sell. The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is available in the US now, and we’ve checked with HP about its availability in Asia.
- 14’’ BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
- 0.83 inch thin – 3.96 lbs / 1.8 kg
- Up to 4.25 hours of battery 1
- Dual-core Intel® Celeron® Processor
- 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 with 16GB Solid State Drive
- Built-in dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and ethernet
- HD Camera
- 3x USB 2.0
- HDMI Port
- 2-in-1 memory card slot (SD, MMC)
- Bluetooth 3.0™ Compatible
- Kensington™ key lock compatible
Tags: Chromebook, HP Pavilion 14
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