HP is refreshing its line of Chrome OS laptops. As expected, the company’s new HP Chromebook 11 features an Intel Bay Trail processor instead of the Samsung Exynos 5 ARM-based chip used in HP’s last few 11.6 inch Chromebooks.
Interestingly HP is moving in the other direction with its new HP Chromebook 14. Instead of an Intel Haswell processor like those used in the company’s older models, the new HP Chromebook 14 has an ARM-based chip from NVIDIA CPU.
HP Chromebook 11
The smaller model features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Celeron N2830 processor, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and up to 8 hours and 15 minutes of run time from a 36Whr battery.
The new HP Chromebook 11 will be available with 802.11ac or 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional 4G LTE and HSPA connectivity.
It features USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a headset jack, and the laptop measures 11.8″ x 8.1″ x 0.8″ and weighs 2.8 pounds
HP Chromebook 14
HP’s larger Chromebook has a 14 inch display (which the press release says is a full HD screen, but which the product page says is a 1366 x 768 pixel display), 16GB of storage, and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor. Like the smaller model, it’ll be available with 2GB or 4GB of RAM.
The laptop measures 13.5″ x 9.5″ x 0.7″ and weighs 3.8 pounds. Not only is this model thinner than the Chromebook 11… it’s also fanless.
The Chromebook 14 features 802.11ac WiFi, optional mobile broadband, USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a headset jack.
HP plans to begin selling the new Chromebook 14 October 22nd for $300.