HP is launching its most portable Chromebook to date. The HP Chromebook 11 is a 2.3 pound laptop with an 11.6 inch IPS display. It has ARM Cortex-A15 processor and the notebook is designed to get up to 6 hours of battery life. The HP Chromebook 11 is available from the Google Play Store for $279.
HP’s new Chromebook will come with black or white cases, and the white models will be available with color accents including red, blue, green, or yellow. The notebook has a full-sized keyboard and touchpad, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and a webcam.
It’s powered by a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core processor and features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display. The HP Chromebook 11 has a microUSB port for charging, and a SlimPort for video output.
The laptop measures 11.7″ x 7.6″ x 0.7″, and has a fanless design. It has a VGA webcam, a headset jack, and 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. HP will also offer a model with Verizon 4G LTE connectivity.
Overall the Chromebook 11 seems like a pretty nice machine… but its specs are remarkably similar to those for the Samsung XE303 Chromebook which launched nearly a year ago and which sells for less than $250.