HP already has two Chromebooks on the market -- an 11-inch model powered by the Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16 GHz, up to 2.58 GHz) and a 14-inch model with Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor (2.3 GHz max clock speed) -- and now it wants to make even more with the announcement of two additional devices.
Just like the HP Chromebook 11, the HP Chromebook 14 uses the Intel Celeron N2840 chip. Those who purchase the new device also gain access to 100 GB of Google Drive storage for two years, 12 free Gogo in-air passes to keep customers connected during flights, three free Google Play movie rentals, and 90 days of free Google Play music.
|CPU||Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16 GHz, up to 2.58 GHz)|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3L SDRAM|
|Display||14-inch HD (1366 x 768)|
|Storage||16 GB eMMC|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics|
|I/O||1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1x microSD card reader|
The other, current Nvidia-powered 14-inch HP Chromebook costs $439.99, but it's on sale right now for $409.99. The new HP Chromebook 14 will be significantly less expensive at $249.99 when it comes out on November 8. There's also an option to get a model with a full HD IPS display, but you'll have to pay $279.99 with the upgrade.
The second model is called the HP Chromebook 14 G4, and it's geared towards schools and small to medium businesses. It seems that on the hardware side, the only difference is the increase in internal storage to 32 GB eMMC, but it also includes multiple security layers, enhanced virtualization and console-based management, and VPN connections for the office or classroom.
In fact, HP said that it's the first Chromebook verified for Citrix Receiver 1.8 for Chrome. This allows the user to get into virtual desktops on Windows and Linux, and hosted apps on the Windows Server. It can even remotely access other Chromebooks with the help of remote desktop apps.
While the general consumer waits until November, business and schools can get the Chromebook 14 G4 sometime this October for $279.
Rexly Peñaflorida II is a Contributor at Tom’s Hardware. He writes news on tech and hardware, but mostly focuses on gaming news. As a Chicagoan, he believes that deep dish pizza is real pizza and ketchup should never be on hot dogs. Ever. Also, Portillo’s is amazing.