HP's refreshed Chromebook 14 will get a worth drop and longer battery life
No, they are not as wacky as that particular version Star Wars laptop computer, however Chromebooks are nonetheless more likely to make for well-liked presents this vacation season, given that they are low cost, compact and are available enjoyable colours. Unsurprisingly, then, HP’s simply refreshed its 14-inch Chromebook forward of the Black Friday stampede, slicing the worth by $50 and promising longer battery life. Particularly, the Chromebook 14 is now rated for 9 hours and quarter-hour with a 1,366 x 768 show, up from eight hours within the final-gen model. HP additionally moved from an NVIDIA chip to an Intel Celeron N2840, which might in principle yield quicker efficiency in some areas, although it is a disgrace there does not look like an choice to configure it with greater than 2GB of RAM. There’s additionally a 1080p display choice; simply do not anticipate the battery life there to be fairly as lengthy.
The Chromebook 14 is obtainable right here within the States on November eighth, beginning at $250, or $280 with a full HD display. Although Chromebooks are typically awfully similar-y, providing comparable specs at an analogous worth, this may certainly be a superb deal: It is nonetheless uncommon to see a Chrome OS laptop computer with a Full HD show for lower than $300. Notably provided that final yr’s mannequin was met with principally constructive critiques, we’ll be curious to see how this one fares with the brand new processor and longer battery life.
- Key specs
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- Sort Midsize
- Display measurement 14 inches
- Processor velocity 1.four GHz
- System RAM 2 GB
- Most battery life As much as 9.5 hours
- Dimensions zero.eighty one x thirteen.6 x 9.four in
- Weight four.07 lb
- Introduced 2013-09-eleven