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HP's 14-Inch Pavilion Chromebook Outed

By - Source: The Verge | B 11 comments

Leaked spec sheet reveals Chromebook 14-c010us.

A leaked specification sheet from U.S. PC manufacturer HP has outed the existence of a 14-inch Pavilion Chromebook.

The Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us is a 4-pound notebook powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor and 2 GB of RAM, as well 16 GB of SSD storage, a 14-inch LED-backlit display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, a webcam, a HDMI-out port and three USB 2.0 ports.

"The HP Pavilion Chromebook gives you fast and easy access to the things you love and depend on, from a world of Google apps and services to your photos and social networks. And since it's the first Chromebook with a 14-inch diagonal design, you get full-size comfort without giving up full-on mobility," the sheet reads.

"Chromebooks are effortlessly simple right out of the box," HP added. "And with automatic updates to your apps and the Google Chrome OS, your software and security is kept up to date without you having to lift a finger."

The larger screen, however, comes at a cost: HP estimates that the Chromebook's battery life will last just four hours without recharging. As for when it's due for a launch, the leaked PDF mentions an advertising embargo date scheduled for February 17.

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    jacobdrj , January 30, 2013 2:08 PM
    I guess they have to have some large form factor chromebooks... But IMHO the appeal is in the small formfactor of the netbook...
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    457undead , January 30, 2013 2:17 PM
    I might consider if it had a better processor and came with more RAM.
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    extremepcs , January 30, 2013 2:57 PM
    Gloss black? Why???
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    rds1220 , January 30, 2013 3:04 PM
    I agree with 457. It doesn't seem that bad but the crappy 1.1 GHz processor is a definite turn off.
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    erickmendes , January 30, 2013 3:19 PM
    Don't forget the 4 hour batt...
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    hate machine , January 30, 2013 3:57 PM
    rds1220I agree with 457. It doesn't seem that bad but the crappy 1.1 GHz processor is a definite turn off.

    457undeadI might consider if it had a better processor and came with more RAM.

    It is a chromebook, does it really need much beyond that?

    This thing hinges on price. If it is not sub $250 then it is just simply not worth it. even $250 is stretching the limits on what I would ever pay for a chromebook.
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    COLGeek , January 30, 2013 5:47 PM
    Still not sure having a larger Chromebook will be enough to increase the platform's acceptance. Interesting idea, but not really going anywhere.
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    Anonymous , January 30, 2013 10:01 PM
    People complaining about the processor haven't played around with chrome OS. Its snappy on much lower end systems then required for windows. Think of android you have much less capable processors running it and still have snappy performance.
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    WithoutWeakness , January 30, 2013 10:10 PM
    WTF is this? 1.1GHz Celeron, 16GB SSD, 1366x768 screen and it weighs 4 pounds, yet it only gets 4 hours battery life? It should get MUCH better battery life with those specs running ChromeOS. Half that weight should be the battery. There are Ultrabooks with i7's at 1.9GHz, 256GB SSD's, 1080p screens, and Windows 7 that will get you 6+ hours of battery life and still weigh under 3 pounds. 4 hours is a joke given the specs/weight of the device.

    This had better cost under $250 if it wants any shot of surviving. It's already shooting for such a niche market with ChromeOS, no 3G/4G broadband built in, and a larger screen. If it isn't priced much, much lower than budget 14" Windows laptops nobody will even look twice at it.
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    mugiebahar , January 31, 2013 3:34 AM
    Did anyone say WTF when they read 4lbs?
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    selden , February 2, 2013 5:25 PM
    As of February 2, the HP Pavilion Chromebooks are out in the wild. They can be bought on site at Micro Center stores, or ordered from their online site. I played with one this morning, and in some ways it's the best Chromebook currently available. Decent, bright screen, nice keyboard and trackpad (if you like buttons, which I do), and the speakers are far and away better than any of the others. Slotted memory, so RAM can be expanded.