HP Launches its First Chromebook for $330

Hewlett-Packard has launched its first ever Chrome OS-based laptop: the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook.
The 14-inch device, whose existence was first confirmed in a leak last week, comes with a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage memory, and a 1,366x768 pixel screen.

The device is quite heavy for a Chromebook: according to HP, it weighs "just under 4 pounds."

On the connectivity front, it sports three USB 2.0 sockets, Ethernet, HDMI and an SD memory card reader. Buyers also get 100GB of Google Drive space for two years.

The specifications are quite good, but the price of HP's foray into Chromebooks is high compared to the competitors: $330. For comparison, Samsung's Chromebook costs $249, but has a weaker CPU and lags behind when it comes to connectivity.

The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is available in the U.S. right now over at HPDirect.com.

SOURCE: STAN SCHROEDER
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