$300 HP Chromebook14 hits the streets on November 3rd

Posted by Trent Nouveau

HP’s recently debuted Chromebook is equipped with a 14-inch display, Intel Haswell chip and $300 price tag. The revamped Chromebook is actually HP's second 'book with a 14-inch display.

However, as Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, the new HP Chromebook is powered by a 1.4 GHz Celeron 2955U Haswell chip and features up to 9.5 hours of run time, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port.

In contrast, the earlier iteration of HP's Chromebook only packed a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor and offered up to 4.25 hours of battery life.

"[Still], the weakest link might be the display," writes Linder. "While the Chromebook14 has a bigger screen than any other Chrome OS laptop, it’s just a 1366 x 768 pixel display."

As TG Daily previously reported, Google recently rolled out HP's revamped Chrome OS laptop along with new models from Acer and Toshiba.

Acer's upcoming Chromebook - which measures 0.75 inches thick and weighs 2.76 pounds - is equipped with an an 11.6 inch display, boots in 8 seconds or less and promises up to 8.5 hours of battery life (more than twice that offered by the Acer C7 Chromebook).

Additional specs? 1366 x 768 pixel display, an HDMI port, two USB ports and an SD card slot. The new Acer Chromebook is expected to hit the streets by the 2013 holiday season.

Google's web-centric Chrome operating system debuted on July 7, 2009, with the first Intel-based Chromebooks shipping on June 15, 2011.