Google just signed-up another OEM to support their Chrome OS and compare to to Samsung and Acer, this one is stateside, HP just announced the Pavilion 14 Chromebook.
HP will be the 3rd PC Manufacturer that created a notebook running Google’s Chrome OS; a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work exclusively with web applications in other words a web-based OS.
Specs wise the Pavilion 14 Chromebook is similar to the specs of the previous Chromebooks by Samsung and Acer, except that the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a 14″ BrightView LED-backlit display, which is 2 inches larger than Samsung Chromebook 550 and powered by a dual-core Intel® Celeron® Processor and Intel HD Graphics, which is more powerful than the ARM based processor of Samsung Chromebook. Uh oh.. before I forget it also has an ethernet port which Samsung Chromebook doesn’t have. You can checkout the complete specs below.
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook Specs:
- 14″ diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1366 x 768)
- Intel® Celeron® 847 (1.1 GHz )
- Intel HD Graphics
- Google Chrome OS
- 2 GB DDR3 RAM upgradeable to 4 GB DDR3
- 16 GB SATA SSD
- Ethernet LAN
- dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and ethernet
- Bluetooth 3.0
- USB 2.0 3x
- HDMI port
- 2-in-1 memory card slot (SD, MMC)
- Full-size QWERTY keyboard, island-style
- HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated microphone
- Altec Lansing speakers
- Dimension: 13.66 x 9.37 x 0.83 in
- Weight: 3.96 lb
- 4-cell (37WHr) Li-Ion battery
Currently the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is only available in United States that you can order via the HP Store or from Google. The bumped up specs made the Pavilion 14 Chromebook a bit pricey compare to other Chromebooks; $81 higher than the Samsung Chromebook or $131 higher if you’re looking at the Acer C7, and currently the heaviest Chromebook in the market.
Last modified: February 4, 2013