Hewlett Packard (HP) has released a new edition of its Chromebook 14 with a Full HD touch screen. The newly announced Chromebook 14 is retailing with a price tag of $439 or Rs 27,657 in the US.
HP has not officially announced the new model, but it is already selling the device on its official website. The new model sporting a 1080p FHD touch screen is currently restricted to North America.
The latest version of the 14inch Chromebook 14 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. It also sports a healthy 32GB of internal storage. Connectivity options on the Chromebook include USB 3.0, HDMI port, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The original 14inch Chromebook features a 14-inch HD nontouchscreen display with a 768x1366 pixels resolution. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
It's not clear whether HP has any plans to launch the 14inch FHD touchenabled premium Chromebook in India. So far, Google's Chromebook devices have failed to make a huge dent amongst Indian buyers.
Steep pricing and tough competition from Windowsoperated machines are some of the reasons why Google hasn't able to expand the availability of Chromebooks in India. Ironically, Chromebooks are doing way better in a number of developed countries.
In Q3 2014, IDC (via The Financial Times) notes that Google shipped 715,500 units of Chromebooks to U.S. schools while Apple shipped 702,000 iPads.
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