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HP Unveils First Chromebook

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    HP Unveils Its First Chromebook - TheStreet


    NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Hewlett Packard (HPQ_) has made it official. Less than one week after leaking some information on its Web site (and then quickly taking it down) , the tech giant has formally announced its first Chromebook - the Pavilion 14
     
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    It's nice to see that Google has a big hit on their hands with Chromebooks. From the article in the OP:

    "At the moment, Chromebooks are hot - the netbooks of today. Look at the latest ranking from Amazon.com (AMZN_) and you'll see the most popular laptop sold on the site is the Samsung Chromebook. It's currently listed as going for more than its $250 suggested retail price."
     
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    HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook now available for $330 - Liliputing (click for full article)

    "As expected, HP has introduced its first Chromebook. The HP Pavilion 14 is a laptop with a 14 inch display, an Intel Celeron processor, and Google's Chrome OS operating system.


    It's now available from HP for $329.99.


    Under the hood, the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is a lot like other models we've seen from Acer and Samsung recently. It sports a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory, (which is upgradeable to 4GB), and a 16GB solid state drive.


    It supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 10/100 Ethernet, and Bluetooth and the laptop has a 37Whr battery for up to 4 hours and 15 minutes of run time.


    Around the sides of the laptop you'll find 3 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, Ethernet jack, flash card reader, and headset jack.


    The biggest thing setting the HP Pavilion 14 from other Chromebooks is the big screen. The laptop has a 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, while most Chromebooks have 12 inch or smaller screens.


    It's also a bit heavier than some Chromebooks, weighing in at nearly 4 pounds and measuring 13.7" x 9.4" x 0.8".


    Still, if you're looking for a Chromebook with a larger display, the HP Pavilion 14 is pretty much the only game in town. If you're just looking for a cheap Chrome OS laptop, the $200 Acer C7 Chromebook has the same processor, similar battery life, and even the same screen resolution (on a smaller, 11.6 inch display), for practically half the price."
     
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