HP Leaks Their First Chromebookby Jason Inofuentes on January 29, 2013 11:57 AM EST
Google's venture into the desktop operating system space has been getting a lot of the right kind of attention lately. Acer's C7 Chromebook has been well received, as has the latest Samsung Chromebook. Google announced that their security competition, Pwnium, would be focused on Chrome OS. And now HP has let slip that they'll be building a Chromebook of their own. Tagged the HP Pavilion Chromebook, the 14-inch screen provides more screen than Chrome OS has seen on a laptop before, but the same 1366x768 resolution limits the value of that real estate. The internals will look familiar; it has the same Intel Celeron 847, and 2GB of RAM, as Acer's C7. The HP model comes with a 16GB solid state drive, in lieu of the Acer's mechanical drive. The 37WHr battery reportedly offers a modest 4 hours and 15 minutes of longevity, similar to the Acer C7. So, once again, not a road warrior, but enough perhaps to serve a lightweight user's needs.
When and how much? The original leak's been pulled, but it looks like the HP Chromebook will premier on February 17th for $329.99. That MSRP puts it above the Acer that it resembles, but for those that like the idea of a larger keyboard and screen the increase could be worth the added cost. We'll be interested to find out how it does.
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Death666Angel - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - link1680x1050 is really that different for you to need 1600x1000? :D
kmmatney - Thursday, January 31, 2013 - linkToo bad they don't make 1680 x 1050 anymore. It's was a great resolution for a gaming monitor at 22". Nice size screen, that doesn't require a super high-end video card.
Henk Poley - Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - linkWhy do they insist on glossy palm rests, those will look like dirt magnets after a day of use.
gus6464 - Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - linkOverpricing everything.
Wolfpup - Friday, February 1, 2013 - linkThat's an EXCELLENT question, given that really no one but Microsoft does a good job supporting anything very long. Apple's decent, but barely acceptable IMO, and most Android devices are...well, actually out of date when they ship. Amazon's devices are supported even worse.
And of course these things are well into real PC territory in terms of price...