More details emerge about new HP Chromebook 14

HP Chromebook 14

Even though Google took the opportunity last week to announce a bunch of new Chromebooks that are coming soon, we were scarce on details. Luckily, a few more details were revealed about the new HP Chromebook 14, although we still don’t know much about the new Chrome OS devices coming from Toshiba, Acer, and ASUS.

Indeed, the new HP Chromebook 14 looks to be getting in on the trend of multiple color options, as it will come in three colors: snow white, ocean turquoise, and coral peach. It will include a 14-inch display (no word yet on the exact resolution, but don’t expect Chromebook Pixel quality by any means), a 16 GB SSD, a USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port, and an HDMI port. The new Haswell processor will provide it with up to 9.5 hours of battery life.

It will also come with the other goodies we’ve come to expect from Chromebooks, including 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage and 200 monthly MB of free T-Mobile 4G data for 2 years. All this will only cost $299.

It’s interesting to see Google moving away from its partnership with Verizon by offering free T-Mobile data. At this point, it’s not clear whether it will be SIM-unlocked, so people could put in an AT&T SIM card for example, but I’m sure this will be easy enough to accomplish in case it isn’t out of the box.

If I didn’t already have a Chromebook Pixel, this would look like my next Chrome OS device. But how about you? Do you feel any tugs toward this new HP Chromebook 14?

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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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