Hewlett Packard confirmed the recent rumours that they are venturing into Chromebooks. This chromebook is known as HP Pavilion 14 and comes with a screen size of 14 inches, larger than screen size of other chromebooks in the market.
This browser based laptop may find it difficult to enter the market space as there are already other established players with cheaper prices. HP is wooing users with its design and screen size.
This chromebook has a 1388×768 resolution and a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron processor. It comes with a 16 GB drive and 2 GB RAM. In addition it has three ports- USB 2.0 which allows it to use other devices. It also comes with Ethernet, headphone/ microphone jack and HDMI.
The HP Pavilion 14 uses the chrome operating system. It boots up faster and it uses the cloud on Google servers, to store its data and perform its other functions.
The battery life is hardly anything to rave about- it lasts for about 4 hours and 15 minutes. It is chunkier at 4 pounds and .83 inches in thickness and is priced high at $399. The Acer chromebook is priced at $199 and the Samsung one at $299.
The Hewlett Packard chromosome has nothing more to add to the chromebooks already in the market. If anything, its sleek design may be a draw if the price is a deterrent to many.
Chromobooks are steadily becoming the trend as more and more people shift to using the web. Besides, Hewlett Packard., Lenovo, Samsung, Acer have introduced chromebooks that use Google’s browser as their operating system. Acer has seen 5-10% sales in the US in the last two months. Samsung too, is a hot favourite with the online store, Amazon while Lenovo will target schools hoping for large orders.