HP seems to be ready to bring a new Chromebook to the market, joining the plethora of manufacturers that have been jumping in the club lately. We normally don’t hold our breath on rumors and leaks, but you know you have something to look forward to when the manufacturer is the one who leaks content. A product sheet managed to slip through HP’s hands, displaying all the goodies in detail to the internet.
The specs are pretty much what we have grown to expect from an average Chromebook. Not much can get better, as Chromebooks don’t need powerful specs to run faster than all other computers. A manufacturer has to stand out somehow, though, and you can bet HP is doing something different. Hewlett Packard is standing up higher with a much larger screen compared to what we are used to. The 14-inch LED (1366x768p) display sports an extra few inches more than your standard Chromebook.
HP Pavillion Chromebook
- Chrome OS
- 14.0-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
- 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron Processor 847
- 2 GB of RAM (supports up to 4 GB)
- 16 GB SSD
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- 3 Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
- 1 HDMI
- 1 RJ-45 (LAN)
- 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
- 4-Cell 37WHr 2.55Ah lithium-ion battery (up to 4 hours and 15 minutes of battery life)
Not too shabby, HP. It shares a little issue we have started to see with the latest Chromebooks, though. Battery life is not very surprising (even if better than Acer’s), which may be partly caused by the larger display. For more details you can see the spec sheet, which is no longer available straight from HP but the guys from Geek.com managed to snatch before it was pulled.
We have no details on pricing, but we expect HP to be reasonable here. With Samsung and Acer selling Chromebooks for $200-$250, other manufacturers can’t get too picky. Even with a larger screen, I can’t see this Chromebook selling well for anything over $300. What do you think?