HP’s new Chromebook features a 14 inch display, an Intel Haswell processor, and a $300 price tag. Google unveiled the new Chrome OS laptop along with new models from Acer and Toshiba earlier this month, but it won’t hit the streets until November 3rd.

HP Chromebook14

The Chromebook14 is HP’s second Chromebook with a 14 inch display. But while the first model had a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor and up to 4.25 hours of battery life, the new model packs a 1.4 GHz Celeron 2955U Haswell chip and up to 9.5 hours of run time.

It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port.

The weakest link might be the display. While the Chromebook14 has a bigger screen than any other Chrome OS laptop, it’s just a 1366 x 768 pixel display.

HP is also expected to offer a $349 model with 32GB of storage and built-in support with wireless data from T-Mobile.

via OMG Ubuntu and Laptop Magazine

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14 replies on “HP Chromebook14 coming November 3rd for $300”

  1. Not everyone will get the concept of using an OS-LESS laptop. So for those pro-ms folks out there just keep on buying your Windows 8 laptops and quit bashing the rest of us!!

  2. How about RAM upgarde and install Ubuntu on it? It is possible?

    1. 2GB of RAM should be plenty enough even for Ubuntu, let alone other more lightweight desktop Linuxes.

  3. What is the point of these chromebooks when you can get full windows laptops with Celeron processors, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD for $269 Or when you can get Asus T100 10 inch tablet, keyboard dock, 11 hours battery for $349?

    1. A $269 windows laptop is probably worse than having no laptop at all. A Chromebook is great for someone like me who just wants something to go online and write with. My tablet is great for internet, but I’ve yet to use a tablet dock that’s as satisfying as a good laptop keyboard.

      1. How is Windows laptop worse for going online and write something?
        Chromebook struggles when many tabs opened which is reported in many reviews. I never had any such problem in my 4 year old windows laptop.

        1. If you can get a new windows laptop that works better and is cheaper than a chromebook, then please send me a link. I’ve yet to see a windows laptop at the same price as a chromebook that offers better performance, but I would gladly buy one that does.

          1. I was hoping you’d post something that would actually be worth buying. I understand where you’re coming from though. A chromebook just isn’t for everyone, regardless of what Google tried to advertise.

          2. I am not sure you understand that Intel Celerons are pretty adept for what a chromebook does. It does not need high powered RAM because it doesn’t run all that heavy Windows OS and local software. My Samsung 550 Chromebook with a a Celeron processor and 1.3ghz flies faster than most Windows Notebooks I have seen because most of its software runs online with Chrome OS. Its a very different concept.

        2. Well if the same machine that struggled with Chrome, ran Windows, it would run a hell of a lot worse and you would have paid heavily for the very operating system which caused your machine to work less well.

    2. Some Chromebooks, once Linux or Windows is installed on them, are great ultrabooks.
      1) Cheap <= $400
      2) Light (= 8 hours run time.
      4) x86 architecture
      5) Acceptable CPU power (Atom N270/D550 are too weak, Celeron and new Bay Trail atoms are good enough)

      Actually, the Asus T100 is even better. I’m probably going to buy one.

    3. What would you do with that Windows machine that’s any different to a Chromebook? You going to use Word and Excel? You’ll have to pay another $100 to use them? What other software are you going to use? A virus scanner?? Great fun! Are you really going to run Photoshop on a $300 netbook? I doubt it. Less can be more. The old argument is a chromebook is just a browser, yeah, like every other computer.

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