It’s getting towards the end of the year, and that implies it’s the ideal opportunity for Hewlett-Packard’s Chromebook 14 refresh. The 2015 discharge isn’t as energizing as the $440 touchscreen model that seemed last December, however these are still some pleasant, well-priced laptops nonetheless. Truth be told, the current year’s Chromebook 14 models drop $50 off the price tag, down to a beginning cost of $250 contrasted with 2014’s beginning cost of $300.
HP’s new Chromebooks dump the 2014 model’s Tegra K1 processor for Intel’s 2.16Ghz dual core Celeron N2840. Whatever is left of the specs remain generally unaltered from a year ago. You get a 14-inch 1366-by-768 IPS display, 2GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, a microSD slot, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, a HDMI connetion, and an earphone jack. Battery life guarantees continue as before as a year ago, at 9.25 hours.
The new Chromebook 14 line tones down the accent color spectrum to only a silver and light blue model—a year ago, HP offered four different colors and the year before that, three.
And for those who need a little more resolution in their lives, HP will likewise reveal a “full HD” 1080p version of the Chromebook 14 beginning at $280.
Past equipment, HP’s Chromebook packs Google’s typical offer of 100GB free Drive storage for two years. The package also comes with 12 free Gogo in-air Internet passes for U.S. local flights, three free Google Play motion picture rentals, and 90 days free of Google Play music.
The new Chromebooks are slated to hit store racks on Sunday, November 8.
The story behind the story: New shopper Chromebooks are constantly decent, yet HP is likely much more inspired by the instruction and little to medium business market, where Google-seasoned note pads have a little, yet strong a dependable balance. To that end HP likewise presented the Chromebook 14 G4 as a sole Silver model with improved VPN support, Citrix Receiver 1.8 for Chrome, and 16GB more onboard storage for a total of 32GB. The G4 is expected to be available to institutional buyers in October before the consumer version rolls out next month.