It looks like Google is adding another Chrome OS partner to the list. According to a PDF discovered on HP’s website, the company could soon be launching an HP Pavilion Chromebook.
So what does the HP Pavilion Chromebook bring to the table? Pretty modest specs, to be honest.
The Pavilion will feature a 1.1GHz Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB SSD. So far nothing that really stands out, until you consider the display. Current Lenovo, Samsung and Acer offerings all feature 11.6-inch displays, but HP is doing things a bit differently by bringing us a larger 14-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768.
Outside of the bigger display and the use of SDD, the HP Pavilion is quite similar to Acer’s latest Chromebook, featuring the same processor, RAM and a less-than-stellar 4 hours and 15 minutes of battery life. There is certainly quite a bit of potential here with the larger display found on the HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us, but the laptop’s poor battery and cheaper processor might not appeal to everyone.
For the moment, we have no clue when this will be available or how much it will cost. Still, if priced right this could certainly be a great alternative for those looking for a Chromebook with more screen real estate. What do you think, would you be interested in the HP Pavilion Chromebook or not?
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The extra size is nice, but at that size the resolution is not very great and the battery life is pretty crappy. Is it too much to ask for a chromebook in an ultrabook case (as opposed to whatever legacy box they had laying around), with a decent mid-sized screen with good resolution, decent battery life (>7 hours) and something other than bare minimum processor and RAM specs? Thus far it seems like the Samsung Series 3 remains the way to go.
If they would put 2011 or 2012 PC specs at least into Chromebooks and price them around $200 – $400 and they would sell like hot cakes, and actually be appealing.
I know there are a lot of people hoping for a Chromebook with a larger screen, so this will be a welcome addition. As long as these are in the $199-$299 price range, they will be a hit.
I’d been pondering ordering a HP Pavilion laptop for a couple of weeks. I read dozens of reviews and this one was quite useful http://search4laptop.com/ , I received my package last month and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure