HP today announced the next generation of the Chromebook 14, featuring up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life and even offering an option with a 1080p display. The device has even received a price drop from its predecessor, making it more attractive to those that want to take Chrome OS for a spin with little risk or loss.
You can expect to get that aforementioned 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life on the 1,366 x 768 display, but certainly much less battery life on the 1080p option. HP also seems to have ditched the NVIDIA processor in favor of a Intel Celeron N2840 chipset. Unfortunately, this unit cannot be configured beyond 2GB of RAM.
As per the norm, buying this Chromebook will net you 100GB of free Google Drive space for two years.
The new HP Chromebook 14 will be available in the United States on November 8 for $250 or $280 for the model with the 1080p display. This particular Chromebook will no doubt be a hot seller this Black Friday, especially considering that we haven’t seen a Full HD Chromebook below $300 yet. In contrast, Acer’s Full HD Chromebook 15 starts at $349.
HP also announced the Chromebook 14 G4, which is aimed for education and small business. It’s equipped with enhanced VPN support, Citrix Receiver 1.8 for Chrome OS, 32GB of internal storage, and will come in silver colour exclusively. This unit is expected to drop some time this month.