Google unveils HP Chromebook 11, with some new Chromebook features

HP Chromebook 11

Google and HP have just announced a new Chrome OS laptop, just in time for the holidays: the HP Chromebook 11. With an 11-inch screen, this will round out HP Chromebook portfolio nicely, which previously featured exclusively larger 14-inch displays. And unlike previous Chromebook models, Google and HP actually worked together closely on this one, which is “crafted with the same obsessive attention to detail as the Chromebook Pixel.”

Specs include:

  • 11.6-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio (IPS Panel)
  • 1366 x 768
  • 60% color gamut
  • 300 nit screen
  • Wide viewing angle (176 degrees)
  • Exynos 5250 GAIA Application Processor
  • 2GB (4x 4Gbit) DDR3 RAM
  • 16GB Solid State Drive
  • 30 Wh battery (up to 6 hours of active use)
  • Dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • Micro-SIM slot (3G and 4G/LTE model only) with Verizon LTE connectivity coming soon
  • MicroUSB for 15.75W charging
  • SlimPort video out
  • Chrome keyboard
  • VGA Webcam

Interestingly, users who purchase this will be able to use the same microUSB charger that they use to charge their Android phones – that certainly helps to simplify things quite a bit. Other typical Chrome goodies include 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years, a 60-day free trial with Google Play Music All Access (regular $9.99/month pricing applies after that), and 12 free sessions of GoGo Inflight WiFi. Presumably, Google will also include at least 100MB of mobile data a month, once the LTE version is available for sale.

So what’s the asking price for all this? Only $279, which makes it the perfect replacement for the Samsung ARM Chromebook. (Not to mention the screen is a lot nicer, too!) Will you be picking this up for yourself or someone else this holiday season?

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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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