HP Chromebook 14 G1 Notebook Review
Cute. HP adroitly shows us just how much laptop a Chromebook must have. We get solid build and power wrapped up in a classy design for approximately 375 Euros (~$406). Of course, some compromises will have to be made for this price.
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How much laptop do we really actually need? Rather than a full-scale Windows operating system, Google's Chrome OS based on GNU/Linux runs on Chromebooks. Last year the 11-inch version of HP's Chromebook lineup was on our test bench. Now we will take an in-depth look at the new 14-inch version. The browser-based operating system allegedly has enough power owing to an Intel Celeron 2955U and 4 GB of working memory. Furthermore, a 32 GB SSD with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is also available. The total package has a price tag of 350 Euros (~$379) and is again alone in the 14-inch category. We have tested 13.3-inch devices from Toshiba and Acer, which will be used for comparisons in the course of the tests. Toshiba's Chromebook CB30 features a slightly smaller configuration than our review sample with an Intel Celeron 2955U, 2 GB of working memory, and a 16 GB flash memory. Consequently, it is available for 300 Euros (~$325). Acer relies on Nvidia elements instead of Intel components. Acer's Chromebook 13 is also an interesting rival for a price of approximately 300 Euros (~$325).