HP has quietly launched a new version of the Chromebook 14 (via OMGChrome), a laptop the company launched earlier this year that was met with much criticism over its less-than-perfect screen. Now, with a more expensive revised version of that device (but the others aren’t going anywhere, obviously) being available, customers have the option of going with a touchscreen Chrome experience and slightly improved specs over its little brothers. HP said that it would be coming soon at the launch of the Chromebook 14, and it looks like company has now followed through with that promise.
The new device sports 4 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, and a 14″ diagonal FHD WLED-backlit touch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The company originally said that this model of the device would be landing with 16 GB of flash storage and a retail price of $429.99, but it appears the company decided against this. The Chromebook 14-x050nr instead packs a hefty 32 GB of flash storage, and HP seems to have decided to bump the price a little bit in light of this change, up to $439.
The device also comes with the usual interfaces such as 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, an SDcard slot, HDMI out. And according to the product description at least, you should be able to achieve about 8.5 hours of battery life. You can find the Chromebook over at HP’s site, where you can also buy the standard Chromebook 14, which sports the same processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a lower-resolution non-touch screen, for $299.
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