Looks like Chromebooks are finally getting some of the credit they deserve. Although we have seen some incredibly affordable Chromebooks from the likes of Samsung and Acer, none of them have looked this incredibly good.
The new HP Chromebook 11 is an incredibly light little laptop that weighs in at an impressive 2.3 pounds. Now this is a Chromebook, which means it’s not running either of the big two (OS X or Windows 8). It’s just the Chrome operating system by a small, little known company called Google.
It has a cozy 11 inch screen (1,366 x 768 Resolution) that’s incredibly crisp and sharp thanks to its 176 degree wide viewing angles.
The Chromebook 11 is operating with a Samsung mobile processor, 16GB of internal storage, and 2GB of RAM. And trust me this is more than enough hardware and memory capacity for surfing the web, doing your homework and checking your Facebook.
The laptop’s keyboard is full-sized and there’s a decent sized trackpad, as well for an 11 inch screen size computer. Here’s a drawback though: The Chromebook’s webcam only has a VGA resolution. If you’re looking for USB ports, the Chromebook 11 is going down the widely popular route of not having many. There are only two USB ports on the left side of the computer and a SlimPort as well.
All of the new Chromebooks from Google come with 100GB of free Google Drive cloud storage for the first two years. But the coolest part is how the Chromebook 11 charges its lithium ion battery.
It’s all through Micro USB. It charges with the same Micro USB cable that you would probably utilize to charge up your Android smartphone or tablet. Just stop and think for a moment about how awesome that really is. Let’s say for any reason you forget your charger at home, then all you need to do is buy a cheap Micro USB cable and adapter and you’re ready to go. You could pick one up at any almost any convenience store for around $4.
Oh and for those of you that really need to personalize your gadgetry, the Chromebook 11 comes in a variety of different colors. With the iPhone 5C and Galaxy S4, it looks like everybody loves colorful technology these days.
Google’s selling the Wi-Fi model for $279 on Amazon, Google Play and Best Buy, to name a few places. A 4G LTE model will also be released, but price and release is still currently to be announced. I believe Google might finally have something to really penetrate the Ultrabook market.