Report: HP prepping smaller third Chromebook

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Hewlett Packard's recently announced (second) Chromebook is slated to begin shipping in a month or so. The device is equipped with an Intel Celeron processor (Haswell), boasting improved performance and extended battery life.

Screen size is currently set at 14 inches, in the form of a 1366 x 768 pixel display. However, a number of reports indicate that HP is prepping a smaller, more portable Chromebook. According to Engadget, the web-centric device is dubbed "HP Chromebook 11."

As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, all that is really known about the rumored device at this point is the name.

"[However], it’s enough to surmise that the Chromebook 11 will be a notebook running Google’s Chrome OS software with an 11 inch display — or more likely an 11.6 inch display, since that’s a much more common screen size," he explained.

"PC makers often just sort of round down when naming notebooks and tablets with 11.6 inch screens."

Nevertheless, we can speculate that the smaller Chromebook will likely feature the same Celeron 2955U processor as its 14-inch counterpart, along with an equivalent amount of RAM.

Currently, pricing remains a big question mark as well, but TG Daily will keep you posted. In the meantime, you can check out smaller Chromebooks available from either Acer or Samsung.