Along with several laptops, PC maker HP has also announced two new Chromebooks at the IFA 2014 trade show, taking place in Berlin. These come in two size variants viz. 11 inch and 14 inch model.
Nevertheless, HP is clearly up to bringing more options in its Chromebooks in the market and. The tinier Chromebook 11 now uses Celeron processors instead of Samsung's aging Exynos 5250, while shelling out for the larger Chromebook 14 will get you the same NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip Which is the same CPU used in the Acer Chromebook 13.
The Chromebook 11 updates the existing HP Chromebook 11 longer battery life and a colorful new look. HP estimated the battery life at up to 9.5 hours. In terms of configuration, the Chromebook 11 comes with a 11.6 inch HD display and is powered by an Intel Celeron N2830 with either 2 or 4GB RAM.
Other specs include 16GB storage, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, HDMI out, a 36 Whr battery, Wifi 802.11ac or 802.11n, Bluetooth and optional LTE/HSPA connectivity.
On the other hand, the 14 inch Chromebook is powered by Nvidia Tegra K1 processor coupled with 2 or 4GB RAM. It has a 14 inch HD Full display, 16GB storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, optional LTE/HSPA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI out. The Chromebook 14 will be less than three-quarters of an inch thick (17.8 mm) and offer one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, plus HDMI. A micro SD slot and a combo audio jack will also be included.
The HP Chromebook 11, which is priced at $279.99 (approx. Rs. 16,922) the 11 inch Chromebook is expected to be available in the United States on October 5. It will be available in Ocean Turquoise, Snow White or Twinkle Black.
The HP Chromebook 14 on the other hand will be available in Smoke Silver, Sorbet Orange, Ocean Turquoise or Neon Green later that month for $299.99 (approx. Rs. 18,131).