HP accidentally reveals new 14-inch Google Chromebook

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According to a PDF file discovered on HP’s website, the PC manufacturer is planning on releasing the world’s first 14-inch Chromebook, and the specs don’t look too shabby at all. Since this document was discovered on HP’s own site, I’d say that this is definitely more than a rumor, and very, very likely to be released in the near future.

Here’s what we know so far: this new Chromebook will have a 1.1GHz Intel CeleronProcessor 847, 2GB RAM (upgradable to 4GB), a 16GB SSD, and an HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone. The 14-inch screen features a resolution of 1366 x 768, and the laptop also features WiFi (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth, an Ethernet port, Altec Lansing dual speakers, an island-style keyboard, multi-touch support on the touchpad, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, and a dual headphone/microphone combo jack. The whole thing weighs just under 4 pounds, and the 4-cell 37WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion battery will last 4 hours and 15 minutes.

While it’s certainly not the most powerful Chrome OS machine ever, I don’t really think it disappoints, either. And the fact that yet another PC manufacturer is jumping on the Chrome bandwagon means that Google’s lightweight desktop OS really is starting to become a popular choice among the general public. Competition is also a good thing, so hopefully this means even more innovation from the two already-seasoned Chrome partners, Samsung and Acer.

There’s no word on pricing quite yet, but we’ll definitely keep our eyes open.

[HP via OMG! Chrome!]
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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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