Google Introduces the HP Chromebook 11

HP Chromebook 11

HP Chromebook 11


While I was unable to successfully ‘go all in’, my family absolutely loves the Samsung 11.6″ Chromebook. It is perfect for writing reports, doing email, Facebooking, and web research; it has been in constant daily use since I got it. Now Google has announced the next version of their budget laptop – the $279 HP Chromebook 11.

Refining the externals and internals while keeping price low, the Chromebook 11 is the next chapter for the hot-selling web-browser OS.

The Chromebook 11 can run for 6.5 hours on a single battery charge. It has a Samsung Exynos processor running at 1.7GHz (same processor as the Samsung Chromebook), 16GB of solid-state drive storage and 2GB of low-power DDR3 RAM. In addition, the Chromebook 11 qualifies for Google’s offer of 100GB of cloud storage for two years at no additional charge. The screen resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels. Other features include a webcam, dual USB 2.0 ports, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.

One cool new feature is the micro-USB charging port. This means that if you bring along your HP Chromebook charger on a trip, you can also charge your (non-Apple) smartphone, Kindle, and so on. Google is also making a big deal about the cool plastic body – but I’ll have to see that in person. The Samsung feels very low-end, but early reports say this feels more solid. The same is true with the keyboard and trackpad … we’ll have to wait to see more real-world reports.

The Chromebook 11 is set to start shipping on October 20th. You can get more information at the HP website, and can pre-order the HP Chromebook 11 at Google , Best Buy and Amazon.

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4 replies

  1. I am understandably curious! This looks interesting enough to make the leap!

    • My major concern is performance. The Samsung Chromebook is somewhat anemic if you have more than a couple of tabs open ( let alone the 15 or so I routinely open in a group) … Not sue how this will fare …

  2. I’d love to try this. My laptop is puttering out.

  3. I’m intrigued by chromebooks. I have a CR-48, which is a piece of junk, but more and more I find myself spending most of my time – almost all of it – doing things in a web browser, specifically Chrome, and when my 7 year old MacBook finally spits the bit I may find that a chromebook is a smart replacement.