Google introduced on Tuesday a new member of its internet-centered line of laptops based on its Chrome operating system. Following the footsteps of the HP Chromebook 14, Google in collaboration with HP unwrapped the HP Chromebook 11.
The smaller variant of the netbook is positioned with the likes of the Acer C7 Chromebook and the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 that make up the niche of netbooks selling below $300. The device will start selling at $280 and features brightly colored plastic covering a premium magnesium chassis. Unlike the MacBook Air, the HP Chromebook 11 will be available in a rainbow-range of colors. Consumers can choose from green, yellow, red, blue, and black.
The newest Chromebook tips the scale at just 2.3 pounds and measures 0.7-inch in thickness. The machine is built specifically for portability with a battery that can go for as long as six hours and all the thinking done by a potent Samsung Exynos ARM CPU. This processor will work with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB solid state drive.
The HP Chromebook 11 features an 11.6-inch IPS screen with a viewing angle of up to 176 degrees and a resolution of 1366 x 768, digitally tuned pair of speakers, touchpad, webcam, and an option for connectivity with 4G LTE networks. Any purchase of Chromebook 11 will come with 24-month free use of 100GB on Google Drive and two-month free trial of Music All Access on Google Play.
“First, a laptop should be light and mobile. So the new Chromebook is really thin with no extra fluff. It weighs in at just over two pounds—one of the lightest laptops on the market. There are also no sharp edges, so nothing digs into your wrists while you type,” shared Google executive Caesar Sengupta on his blog post.
“Second, a computer should look good—something you’re proud to take out at a coffee shop. So the new Chromebook has a sleek, distinctive and super simple look,” Sengupta added.
The HP Chromebook 11 can also be charged using a regular USB charger consumer’s use with their Android tablets or smartphones. The netbook also doesn’t have a fan, so it also doesn’t have a vent for a more solid look.
The HP Chromebook 11 is now available at Google Play, HP Shopping, Amazon, and Best Buy for consumers in the United States. In the United Kingdom, buyers can get it from PC World, Currys, and other retailers. It will reach other markets before the holidays.
Will you buy the HP Chromebook 11?