This is the first we have heard of a Chrome OS laptop failing and it may be a big burden on HP. This is their first major Chromebook and Google decided to market it as the flagship product, stepping away from Samsung and Acer’s offerings.
The HP Chromebook 11 has a few nice features but the most standout feature is the colored band around the keyboard. This really differentiates the HP Chromebook 11 from other Chromebooks, but it may now be known as the laptop that failed to keep its cool.
Google has already issued a statement saying all using the HP Chromebook 11 should stop using the charger that came with the laptop and move to a third party micro USB charging cable, not the best advice but a quick workaround until they can get to everyone affected.
This does seem like a pain for the Chromebook line, a concept that has been growing ever since the Samsung Chromebook made waves on Amazon, staying number one on the best seller list for more than three months and gaining huge amounts of sales.
Reviews on the HP Chromebook 11 have been mixed, some love the new design of the Chromebook, but there are problems with battery life and the keyboard/trackpad is not a solid buy against other cheap laptops running Windows.
Chrome OS is still a small crack in the PC OS war, one that Windows is still winning by a great margin. Mac OS has been growing with the purchase of more MacBook’s and iMacs in the professional and personal market.