HP's latest Chromebook is ARM-based

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Hewlett Packard (HP) has debuted a new ARM-powered Chromebook.

The HP Chromebook 11 - equipped with an 11.6 inch IPS display (1366 x 768) - is powered by Samsung's Exynos 5250 dual-core SoC (Cortex-A15) and reportedly offers up to 6 hours of battery life.

Priced at $279, the fanless HP Chromebook 11 offers 100GB of free Google Drive storage space for two years, along with a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music All Access.

Additional key specs include a full-sized keyboard and touchpad, two USB 2.0 ports, a webcam, 2GB of RAM , 16GB of storage, a microUSB port for charging and a SlimPort for video output. The HP Chromebook 11 also boasts a VGA webcam, headset jack, 02.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 (+optional Verizon 4G LTE connectivity).

"Overall the Chromebook 11 seems like a pretty nice machine," Brad Linder of Liliputing opined in a recent article. "[However], its specs are remarkably similar to those for the Samsung XE303 Chromebook which launched nearly a year ago and which sells for less than $250."

HP's latest Chromebook can purchased on Google Play for $279.