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. The HP Chromebook 11 runs Google’s Chrome OS software, comes with 100GB of free Google Drive storage space for 2 years, and features a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music All Access, the company’s internet music-on-demand service.
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.