HP’s been offering Chrome OS laptops for a few years, but for most of 2015 the company’s lineup has had an interesting quirk: the HP Chromebook 11 featured an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor while the HP Chromebook 14 had an NVIDIA Tegra K1 ARM Cortex-A15 chip.
Now HP is updating it Chromebook lineup with a new 14 inch model featuring an Intel chip… an Intel Bay Trail chip.
Yep, the new HP Chromebook 14 for the end of 2015 uses 2-year old chip technology rather than a new Braswell or Skylake processor.
The good news is the latest HP Chromebook 14 is reasonably cheap, with a starting price of $250.
The new HP Chromebook 14 measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs 3.7 pounds. It features an Intel Celeron N2840 processor and 16GB of storage.
HP’s 14 inch Chromebook is available with a 1366 x 768 pixel matte display or a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS screen if you’re willing to pay a little more for it: the HP Chromebook 14 with a full HD display has a starting price of $280.
The notebook has a full-sized HDMI port, a microSD card slot, a headset jack, and HP says the Chromebook 14 should get up to 9.25 hours of battery life.
The new Chromebook 14 features 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, two USB 2.0 ports, and a USB 3.0 port that also supports sleep & charge functionality.
HP offers a sky blue model with a white lid and keyboard as well as a silver version of the Chromebook 14. The laptop measures about 13.5″ x 9.5″ x 0.7″.
HP says the Chromebook 14 should be available in November, although a business/education version called the HP Chromebook 14 G4 with 32GB of storage and some enterprise features launches in October for $279.