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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About the Author

Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

4 Comments on "Google Introduces the HP Chromebook 11"

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

  2. 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 …

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

  4. Doug Miller | October 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm |

    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.

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