HP officially announces its first Chromebook

The portable PC comes with a 14-inch panel, a Sandy Bridge CPU, 100GB of free cloud storage and HDMI connectivity

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It appears that this was not just a rumor and HP will indeed release a laptop based on Google’s Chrome operating system. Today, the US manufacturer officially announced the Pavilion 14 Chromebook (the biggest Chromebook available on the market) with a 14-inch high-definition (1366-by-768 pixels) LED-backlit display, an Intel Celeron chip and integrated Altec Lansing stereo speakers.

Kevin Frost, VP and general manager, Consumer PCs, Printing and Personal Systems at HP was quoted as saying: “Google’s Chrome OS is showing great appeal to a growing customer base,” ... “With HP’s Chromebook, customers can get the best of the Google experience on a full-sized laptop —all backed up by our service and brand.”

Featuring an HP Imprint design in sparkling black, the new Pavilion comes with 100GB of free Google Drive storage (free for two years) and is equipped with a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for enhanced security. According to the product data sheet, the rest of the specs are as follows:


Intel Celeron 847 (1.1 GHz )


14-inch LED-backlit (1366-by-768 pixels)


Intel HD Graphics


Chrome OS


2GB DDR3 (up to 4GB)




three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output


Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN


Altec Lansing speakers

Other Features

HP TrueVision HD Webcam


One Year


Now available for US $329.99


For more information, hit the PR after the break.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2013-02- 4 (Update: 2013-02- 4)