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Specs leaked for first HP Chromebook

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Jan 2013 23:06 User comments (7)

Specs leaked for first HP Chromebook Although it has since been taken down, a PDF found on HP's website showed off the specs for an upcoming Chromebook, the company's first entry into the market.
The Pavilion Chromebook will include a 1.1GHz Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD and a 14-inch, 1366 x 768 display.

At 14.6-inches, the new Pavilion will have a much larger screen than the average Chromebook, most of which have 11.6-inch screens. More notably, the smaller displays each have the same resolution as HPs, making the decision even stranger.

Even more unfortunately, the device has a claimed battery life time of just 4 hours and 15 minutes. The top Chromebook, built by Samsung, has stated battery life of 7 hours.

The official launch of the device is expected for mid-February.

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7 user comments

129.1.2013 8:37

most smartphones these days are more powerful than that thing. i don't know why anyone would waste their money on chromebooks to begin with

229.1.2013 11:16

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
most smartphones these days are more powerful than that thing. i don't know why anyone would waste their money on chromebooks to begin with
exactly my thought

329.1.2013 13:04

Other than the SSD, the specs are almost identical to a crappy 3 year old netbook that I own. Unless it's priced at $99 I don't see any reason why someone would buy it.

429.1.2013 17:04

I never understood chromebooks either. They are pretty low spec, and a tablet seems like a smarter option.

529.1.2013 20:24

Even if this thing is priced at $250 like other similar Chromebooks people are still better off spending another $100 - $150 on a low end laptop IMO.

I do not understand this whole obsession with limited tech devices to save a couple bucks and locked into services and offerings from one vendor. Especially when that Vendor is Google. Google should be paying money to people using their services.


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629.1.2013 23:20

Originally posted by bobiroc:
Even if this thing is priced at $250 like other similar Chromebooks people are still better off spending another $100 - $150 on a low end laptop IMO.

I do not understand this whole obsession with limited tech devices to save a couple bucks and locked into services and offerings from one vendor. Especially when that Vendor is Google. Google should be paying money to people using their services.
I found my sister a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 with an i5 for $380 for christmas. I can't believe someone would think a chromebook would be a better deal even for $100 cheaper.

729.1.2013 23:25

Originally posted by Tazer247:
Originally posted by bobiroc:
Even if this thing is priced at $250 like other similar Chromebooks people are still better off spending another $100 - $150 on a low end laptop IMO.

I do not understand this whole obsession with limited tech devices to save a couple bucks and locked into services and offerings from one vendor. Especially when that Vendor is Google. Google should be paying money to people using their services.
I found my sister a brand new Dell Inspiron 15 with an i5 for $380 for christmas. I can't believe someone would think a chromebook would be a better deal even for $100 cheaper.

And that is my point. If you want such a limited device then get a tablet but even then I do not understand why people spend $400+ on a tablet.

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