HP has come out with its Google chromebook earlier than the expected 17 February release. It has joined the league of Acer and Samsung with their browser based laptops priced at $199 and$299 respectively. The HP Pavilion 14 is priced at $330.
HP has given a sneak preview to their latest product on their website giving an idea of the features on offer. This is the first time that HP is entering this space.
Even though the Pavilion is more expensive than its counterparts, its sleek design may turn out to be a seller for the company. It has a 14 inch screen size and 2 GB Ram and 16 GB storage. It has a resolution of 1366x 768 accompanied by a Celeron 847 processor.
The Samsung chrome book 550 is equipped with a faster processor even though its screen size is smaller. The Acer C7 chromebook is bulkier and more rugged in look than the Samsung series 3 and HP Pavilion 14.
HP Pavilion 14 runs on the Chrome operating system and has a quicker boot-up. All other functions of storing data and programs are done in cloud on the Google servers.
It comes with a battery that will last four hours and fifteen minutes and its heavy at 4 pounds. Other features include HDMI, USB2.0 port, SD card slot, Ethernet along with a headphone or a microphone jack. The USB port gives you the advantage of attaching other devices.
There is hardly anything extraordinary about the design though for the buyer 100GB of storage drive on Google will be complimentary for the first two years. It will be possible for you to keep your files on it forever.
It is anyone’s guess whether HP will be able to find success in its latest venture, in a market which is offering cheaper models.