HP and Google Unveil New $280 Chromebook

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HP and Google are teaming up to offer consumers a new affordable Chromebook this holiday season.

Positioned as the “Chromebook for everyone” the $280 HP Chromebook 11 sports a lightweight 2.3 pound form factor. Despite its low-end price point the HP Chromebook 11 is still features a magnesium chassis design; which will be available in blue, red, yellow or green accents or a traditional black design. Each device will also feature a built-in lightbar on the lid.

The affordable computing device will of course run on Google’s OS and is outfitted with an 11.6-inch IPS display with a 1366 x 768 resolution and boast 176-degree viewing angles. The device will be powered by a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, with 2GB of RAM , 16GB of internal storage and a VGA embedded webcam. The HP Chromebook 11 features two Micro USB 2.0 ports and a Slimport video out port. HP also reports that the device will offer upwards of 6 hours of battery life with a single charge, and with USB charging the Chromebook can be charged using an Android phones or tablets.

The HP Chromebook 11 is currently available starting today from Google Play, Amazon, Best Buy, and direct from HP’s online store for $280. HP also plans to introduce a 4GLTE variant later down the line, but pricing and availability have yet to be announced. Google is including two years of 100GB Google drive with the purchase, along with a 60-day trial of Google Play Music All Access, and 12 free sessions of GoGo in-flight internet.

Sources: HP



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