Google Chrome OS is getting more coverage, now HP joins the world of Chromebooks with the recent launch of their first Pavilion 14 Chromebook. The Chromebooks are designed for affordability but HP adds a little more which is the reason that the Pavilion 14 Chromebook is priced at $329.99 (Rs.17.5K approx.), higher than the competitors in the series.
The all new HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook feature a larger, 14-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 CPU with the clock-speed of 1.1GHz, there is a 2GB of RAM (DDR3) which is also extended up to 4GB. For graphic support, HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook has Intel HD Graphics, which results quite decent performance even while playing games and HD videos.
HP is also giving an option of Solid State Drive (SSD), however, the Pavilion 14 comes with 16GB built-in flash storage. The Chromebook also comes with 100GB free cloud storage using Google Drive space for first two years after purchase. For video conversation, HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated microphone available at the top of the display. In terms of connectivity, the Chromebook has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, three USB ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port and a headphone-out/microphone-in combo.
The Pavilion 14 Chromebook packed with a 4-cell battery which is claimed to give backup of up to 4 hours and 15 minutes. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook weighs about 2 Kgs and it is skinny with 0.8-inch slim chassis design.
Key Specifications of HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook:
- 14-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display with a 1366 x 768 resolution
- 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 CPU
- 2GB of RAM
- Intel HD Graphics
- 16GB Flash Storage, optional 16 GB SATA SSD
- Dual-band Intel 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
- 3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ45, 1 headphone-out/microphone-in combo
- Chrome OS
- 4-cell (37WHr) Li-Ion Battery
- Dimensions: 13.66 x 9.37 x 0.83 in
- Weight: 3.96 lb (1.79 Kg approx.)
HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is now available in US with the said price tag of $329.99 (Rs.17.5K approx.), users can also order the Chromebook online. There is no word on the availability of the Pavilion 14 Chromebook in the other regions including India, we also assume that the Pavilion 14 Chromebook, along with other Chromebooks, is not going to hit the Indian market in the near future.