There’s a new Chromebook in town, from a Canadian manufacturer that’s completely new to the Chromebook arena. This latest laptop, the Chromebook Pi, comes from HEXA Electronics and is on sale in Canada now for $295.
This was first announced at that joint Google/Intel press event in May, and is fairly normal as far as Chromebooks are concerned. It has an 11.6-inch TN display (1366 x 768 resolution), an Intel Celeron Bay Trail CPU clocked at 1.7GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, a 2 cell battery that lasts for seven hours, USB and HDMI connectivity, and an SD card slot. It weighs in at 1.2kg.
Admittedly, this all seems very average (though I’m digging the 4GB of RAM – and the fact that HEXA chose to go with more than 16GB of local storage). But what is significant is that this is a smaller manufacturer who sees the appeal in Chrome OS and wants to get in on the growth.
Unfortunately, if you want one of these yourself, it’s only available in Canada.[OMG! Chrome!]