HP launched its first 11 inch Chromebook in late 2013, offering a portable Chrome OS laptop with a low-power Samsung Exynos 5 dual-core CPU, a nice IPS display, and a compact, attractive case designed with input from Google.
While the HP Chromebook 11 wasn’t exactly the most powerful Chrome OS device around, I found a lot to like about the $279 laptop when I had a chance to review it.
Now it looks like HP is redesigning the HP Chromebook 11… although it’s not clear that the new HP Chromebook 11 G2 is an improvement over the original.
Like last year’s model, the new HP Chromebook 11 G2 features a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU, an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
But the new model doesn’t have the same IPS display with wide viewing angles as its predecessor. And while the original HP Chromebook 11 weighed 2.3 pounds, the new model starts at 2.95 pounds. It’s also 0.8 inches thick instead of 0.6 inches.
In other words, the new model is thicker and heavier than last year’s Chromebook 11, isn’t any faster, and has a screen that some folks will find inferior. Hopefully that means HP also plans to offer the Chromebook 11 G2 for a lower price.
via OMG Chrome