Its here. Little earlier than we expected. There is not much of excitement in the “cloud” about this Chromebook yet, because it doesn’t have anything special to claim, other than the 14″ display size. But yes, we are all happy that people who are planning to buy Chromebooks have more choices now.
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook – Full Specs
- 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
HP Didn’t Get the Chromebook Idea At All
Looks like HP made just another laptop and loaded Chrome OS on it, instead of thinking about a Chromebook from ground up. Or they were convinced that the 14 inch screen size is good enough for a USP.
Samsung ARM Chromebook has the price and the battery life to brag about. Acer had the price, and Lenovo made a durable Chromebook for students.
I am not the only one who thinks this way. Just when I was noting this down for the post, I saw an article at Techcrunch by Matt Burns. Here is what he thinks of HP’s attempt at Chrome OS.
But in traditional HP fashion, the notebook is bulky and expensive. At $329, the most expensive new Chromebook on the market. It’s a cool $80 more than the much-sleeker Samsung Chromebook and a $130 more than the Acer C7.
And I agree.
But hey, I liked their design.And then they have the Ethernet port. Plus you get free 100 GB Google Drive space for two years.
But is it worth the $329.99? Let me know in comments!