HP and Google have just announced the new Chromebook 11 notebook in the U.S. and UK. This Chrome OS based notebook is pretty compact in size and comes with a 11.6 inch display, as the name indicates. Google has decided to price this pretty aggressively at $279.99, which sounds like a steal with the kind of hardware it packs.
The 11.6 inch display on the Chromebook 11 has a resolution of 1366×768. Running inside the Chromebook 11 is a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual core chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a battery which according to Google lasts for over 6 hours with continuous usage. The notebook also packs Wi-Fi, two full sized USB ports along with a micro USB port for charging. This means users can pick up any old USB to micro USB cable to charge the Chromebook 11, getting rid of the standard notebook chargers. Google will offer 200GB of Drive storage free of cost for a period of two years. So the limited internal storage of the Chromebook 11 shouldn’t be much of a bother for the customers. While this is the Wi-Fi only variant, Google will be launching a Verizon branded LTE variant sometime in the future.
The design of the Chromebook 11 has been given much emphasis as it doesn’t have any visible screws or openings and not even a speaker grill. But don’t let the lack of a speaker grill bring you down as it packs “digitally-tuned speakers“. The Chromebook 11 will be launching through Google Play, Amazon and Best Buy starting from today. Some retailers in the UK will start stocking up on the Chromebook 11 as well. The rest of the world will have to wait until the holiday season to get their hands on the device.
Source: Google Blog
Via: Android Community