Google has teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to bring the world the HP Chromebook 11. The $279 laptop has several features that can be found in the pricier, more high-end laptops. It also has software features that will save users a significant amount of money. On Tuesday, October 08, 2013, Google and HP unveiled the Chromebook 11 to show the world what they could expect from the new-age laptop. The price makes it affordable for a wide range of users, and the features make it attractive to those who are not concerned about price but rather quality.
The HP Chromebook 11 was designed to be one of the most lightweight and versatile laptops on the market. Weighing in at a feathery light 2.3 pounds, the laptop is one of the lightest on the market. The screen measures 11.6 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. There is also a webcam included for those who create videos or video chat with long distance friends and relatives.
There is several performance options packed into this laptop that make it very user friendly as well. For starters, it has a Samsung Exynos processor running at 1.7GHz, 16GB of solid-state drive storage and 2GB of low-power DDR3 RAM. It also features built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Many users may complain about the amount of storage that is available for the HP Chromebook 11. In this day and time, 16GB of storage is not a lot, but Google has found a way to help users get additional storage. They are offering 100GB of Cloud storage for 2 years at no additional cost.
One particular feature that users will be impressed with is something that no other laptop currently offers. The charger for the Chromebook 11 is a micro-USB power adapter which is the same type of charger that is used to charge Android tablets and Smartphones. That means there is no need to have to pack an extra charger when traveling, and if something were to happen to the laptop charger, users would likely have an extra on hand or would be able to buy a replacement very cheaply. The battery will hold a charge for 6.5 hours on a single charge, so there is no need to keep it plugged in constantly or make sure you are working near a charger.
In addition to the great hardware features that are available, there are also some nice software features that are going to help users save money. There is a lightweight photo editing software that mimics Adobe Photoshop and there is a Microsoft Office alternative that Google recently acquired called Quickoffice.
Users can pre-order the HP Chromebook 11 on Amazon.com for $279 starting Oct. 8, and it will be released on October 20, 2013. It will also be available in Best Buy stores nationwide and on select websites and in select stores around the world. The Chromebook 11 is available in two colors: white or black. Users will be able to choose from four color accents that are available with the white model: blue, red, yellow, and green. For more information and specifics about the HP Chromebook 11, take a look at this page on the Amazon website.