HP today has taken the wraps off a refreshed lineup of Chromebooks. In a press release, the company revealed a new Chromebook 14 lineup with hardware and cosmetic improvements. In addition to a 14-inch model with a 1366×768 display, HP is also offering a model with a full 1080p HD display.
Both models, however, feature an Intel Celeron N2840 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal flash storage. The previous generation model used an Nvidia processor. Battery life is also improved this year, with HP quoting 9 hours of runtime. Though, the higher-resolution HD model will likely clock in a slightly below that.
Purchasers of the new Chromebook 14 get a handful of bonuses, as well. HP is tossing in 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes, three free Google Play movie rentals, 90 days free of Google Play Music All Access, and 100GB of Drive storage. The standard model will be priced at $249.99, while the HD model will come in at $279.99. Both will be available on November 8th. The Chromebook 14 will be available in Turbo Silver and Sky Blue.
HP has also announced the Chromebook G4, a model it says is targeted specifically at businesses and schools. the G4 model features multi-layered security, console-based management, and enhanced virtualization and VPN connectivity for workplaces and classrooms. The G4 will also come in a higher 32GB storage capacity for locally storing content. The G4 Chromebook will be available sometime in October for $279.99.
The full press release is below:
HP’s Affordable Next Generation Chromebook Gets Premium Makeover With High Resolution Displays and Playful Colors
HP Chromebook 14 Offers 12 Free Passes of Gogo In-Air Internet Passes(1) to Keep Customers Connected
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 19, 2015) – HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Chromebook 14 to offer customers a premium experience with high resolution displays and long battery life in thin, colorful designs.
“HP is delivering new premium features that customers want on Chromebooks to create amazing experiences at an affordable price,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “We are excited to offer the new HP Chromebook 14 to give customers fun and function with a fresh color palette, bright displays and great battery life in thin, stylish and affordable designs.”
New Colorful Chromebooks
Building on the success of its previous generation Chromebooks™, the HP Chromebook 14 is designed to bring remarkable experiences to customers. Offered in Turbo Silver and Sky Blue,(2) the HP Chromebook 14 starts at 3.94 pounds(3) and is 17.8 millimeters thin delivering up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life with HD display.(4)
The 14-inch diagonal optional Full HD IPS(5) display looks great from any angle and the high-definition (HD)(6) display gives customers an amazing Chrome experience. Customers can use apps like Hulu or Netflix to stream video content right to the screen. For customers who want to view content on a larger screen, they can simply stream from their Chromebook to the TV in their living room with Google Chromecast.(7)
The fanless design enables the HP Chromebook 14 to run quiet and is equipped with an Intel® Celeron® N2840 processor for fast internet access.(8) Included with the Chromebook is a complimentary 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years, giving customers plenty of space to store, share and collaborate on documents with Google Apps.(9)
Chromebooks and connectivity go hand in hand so the new HP Chromebook 14 comes with 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes(1) to keep customer connected when in flight. In addition, the customers will receive three free Google Play movie rentals(10) and 90 days of free Google Play music.(11)
Customers will get plenty of ports to enjoy great connectivity with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and a micro SD card reader. The HP Chromebook 14 supports a HP Sleep and Charge port via a USB 3.0 port for charging devices on the go.
Chrome at Work and School
Specifically designed for Small Medium Businesses (SMB) and educational customers who need secure and manageable devices that are easy to deploy, HP is offering the HP Chromebook 14 G4 in Turbo Silver. The Chromebook 14 G4 has built-in features such as multi-layered security, console-based management and enhanced virtualization and VPN connectivity for workplaces and classrooms. It is the first Chromebook to be verified for Citrix® Receiver 1.8 for Chrome, enabling access to applications, desktops and data easily and securely.(12) In addition to using the cloud infrastructure with Google Drive,(9) students and SMBs can also take advantage of up to 32 GB eMMC internal(13) storage to store documents or videos locally. Optional HP Care Packs(14) offer customers confidence in their investment beyond the one year standard limited warranty offerings.
Pricing and Availability(15)
- The HP Chromebook 14 is expected to be available in the United States at www.hp.com/go/chromebooks and select retailers on November 8, 2015 starting at $249.99. The Full HD HP Chromebook 14 starts at $279.99.
- The HP Chromebook 14 G4 is expected to be available in the United States in October starting at $279.
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