Google has just made things official on its blog for a new Chromebook model from HP that will be hitting stores later today both online and in brick-and-mortar retail stores in select locations. The HP Chromebook 11 will sell for $279 (although it’s listed for $269 through HP), which puts it somewhere between Samsung’s 11-inch $249 Chromebook and HP’s recently announced Chromebook 14. It doesn’t, however, sport a touchscreen like the Pixel or incoming Chromebooks from Acer.

As for the design, HP says it worked with Google to come with a design inspired by the Chromebook Pixel but at a more affordable price point. It’s including a variety of colors as pictured above, but its specs are similar to other Chromebooks including a Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM processor.

The new HP Chromebook 11 focuses on a super light and portable design, according to Google. It comes in at just over two pounds, making it one of the lightest laptops available, and also powers up using a micro-USB charger opposed to your traditional power cable. That makes it even more ideal for people that are on the go or traveling. The Chromebook includes an Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM processor, full-sized keyboard and trackpad, optional LTE connectivity, two USB ports, and features an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution IPS display. You’ll also get 16GB of onboard storage (+100GB Drive storage) and 2GB of RAM. HP ran down some of the specs on its website:

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●      Powerful ARM processor:  Super responsive, the HP Chromebook11 allows you to quickly access your stuff and favorite apps   

●      Digitally-tuned speakers under the keyboard for crisp clear audio

●      A full size keyboard and trackpad that are responsive to the touch and feel great

●      A webcam and two USB 2.0 ports

  • Software and services to get the most out of your HP Chromebook11
    • Optional 4G LTE connectivity: Get online in more places! Optional 4G LTE connectivity is coming soon through Verizon for an additional fee, for a dynamic mobile Internet experience.   
    • 100GB of Google Drive storage:  Store and access your files and content with 100GB of Google Drive storage, free for 2 years. (1)  
    • 60-day free trial with Google Play Music All Access
    • 12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet

The new HP Chromebook 11 will start at $269 and sell through Best Buy, Amazon, Google Play and HP in the US and PC World and Currys in the UK.

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