Recent news tell us about the new HP Chromebook 11, an upgraded piece of hardware that come up with a a few interesting features and, above all, a lower price. Let’s see what this is all about. According to the reviewers, the new HP Chromebook 11 sports two new interesting color choices, namely Snow White or Ocean Turquoise.
We are not sure that color is the most important criterion for users when they decide to buy a laptop, but we have to admit, the turquoise looks pretty compelling.
So far, you could choose among black or white, with four accents available (red, green, blue, or yellow), but the upcoming Chromebook 11 seems to target younger and more nonconformist customers. The silver keyboard deck featured by the white and turquoise laptops definitely add a bit of originality in comparison to the older model.
Moving along, color and battery life seem to be the most important upgrades. They say that the new HP Chromebook 11 will last up to 6.25 hours on a charge. Owners of the older Chromebook were led to believe that the model could last up to 6.10 hours, according to the company’s estimates, but tech specialists found it lasted only 3 hours and 54 minutes on the Peacekeeper Browser Test. Given this past error, it is legit to wonder if the estimates on the new HP Chromebook 11 aren’t a bit exaggerated as well, but time will tell.
The new HP Chromebook 11 is similar with its predecessor on the inside, but that is not such a bad thing after all. It features the same Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash memory. Just as the guys from CNET say, you are expected to rely on Google Drive and the cloud to manage your storage needs. This new model also gained a little weight, sporting 0.81 inches and 2.69 pounds. It also comes with a headphone jack. The 11 – inch display offers you a 1366 × 768 resolution.
HP is trying to keep close to its competitors and this time, the price might be the most important factor to make customers decide. The product will be available in July with the price of $249. It is a fair price for a product that is not spectacular, especially if you are a HP and Google fan. However, it is also fair to tell you that you can get better specs for $50 dollars more, as the Acer C720 Chromebook is better equipped and still a budget king in its class.
Tech specialists promised to bring us detailed reviews and tests on the new HP Chromebook 11 as soon as they get their hands on it, so for now, we all just have to wait for the laptop to hit the shelves.