HP Rolls Out Amped Up Chromebooks

At a time when PC sales are hurting, HP is rolling out yet another iteration of the Chromebook. The HP Chromebook 14 notebook adds more bells and whistles, including a high-resolution display and a longer battery life, at a lower price.

The new Chromebooks donEUt come in as many colors as the last version -- Turbo Silver and Sky Blue are the only options -- but with over nine hours of battery life, the machine may attract hardcore road warriors. Plus, the Chromebook 14 only weighs 3.94 pounds and is 17.8 millimeters thin with an HD display.

Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer personal systems at HP, is spinning marketing hype around the new machines, saying they offer the EUpremium features customers want on ChromebooksEU at an affordable price. The HP Chromebook 14 should hit the market November 8 for $249.99, with the Full HD HP Chromebook 14 starting at $279.99. The HP Chromebook 14 G4 starts at $279 and arrives later this month, the company said in a statement.

Targeting AppleEUs Slice

HP is offering a number of new features on the new Chromebooks. For example, the 14-inch diagonal optional Full HD IPS display works to make content easier to view from any angle. Meanwhile, a customer can use an app like Hulu or Netflix to stream video content to the HD screen or stream from the Chromebook to any TV using Google Chromecast, a device that plugs into a TVEUs HDMI port and is powered by a USB cable.

The Chromebook sports a fanless design so itEUs quiet, but it doesnEUt skimp on power, according to HP. It comes equipped with an Intel Celeron N2840 processor for fast Internet access. The Chromebook also comes with 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years so users can store, share and...

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