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HP intros new Chromebook 11

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Oct 2013 11:56 User comments (2)

HP intros new Chromebook 11 The new HP Chromebook 11 has been shown off this week, available for just $279.
The new 11-inch HP Chromebook 11 weighs just 2.3lb. It is powered with a Sasmung Exynos 5250 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB SSD storage. It support 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. It charged via microUSB for more convenient travel.

Its magnesium frame has no sharp edges with a completely screw-free design, and no air vents or fans. The new Chromebook's screen has a 176-degree viewing angles so you can see even when looking at it almost completely sideways.

The speakers are located under the keyboard rather than on the bottom of the chromebook for better sound.

Google also throws in 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage for free for two years, and a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music All Access.

It is available now for just $279 from all the usual suspects.

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2 user comments

19.10.2013 16:17

I just think this is the biggest waste of a product. Would rather have a Surface, Galaxy Note 10.1 or an IPad even than this paperweight nonsense.

29.10.2013 21:06

I think you are mistaken. This device comes with an even larger screen AND a decent built-in keyboard. The 10" tablets can't compete in price, when you consider that you will need to buy some kind of keyboard (Bluetooth, most likely) or "keyboard cover" to type efficiently on it. That $279 price tag, which will also likely drop soon enough, finally makes Chromebooks (somewhat) a good deal.

I think a subset of users (authors of whatever type, generally) will really appreciate this device, as will companies that issue them to clerical employees as cheapo tools they can take home, if they wish.

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