Google has teamed up with HP to deliver the latest Chromebook, this one sporting an 11″ IPS display of 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, an Exynos 5250 (Exynos 5 Dual) with two Cortex-A15 cores inside and, naturally, Chrome OS. The notebook weighs only 1.04 kg (2.3 pounds).
The little portable computer sports two main colors – black and white – and comes with a variety of accents, emulating Google’s look – green, blue, red and yellow. The device sports a full-sized chicklet keyboard with speakers around it and no moving parts like a fan or hard drive so the device will be very quiet and, hopefully, not too hot. The device will be available in the US starting today at Google Play, Amazon and BestBuy for $279 in Wi-Fi-only flavor. There is going to be an LTE version soon, but no exact date or pricing have been provided.
The rest of the specs are a 16 gig SSD along with 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years and a 60 day trial of Google Play Music All Access (and an additional 12 free GoGo passes). There’s a VGA webcam, 2 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and a battery lasting around 6 hours according to Google.
Here’s a hands-on video, courtesy of the Engadget team.