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HP joins the Chromebook bandwagon with a full-size 14-inch Pavilion Chromebook laptop, costs $329

HP is joining Lenovo, Acer and Samsung in the Chromebook notebook space with a rather unique offering in the face of the 14″ Pavilion Chromebook.

This is the first full-size 14″ Chromebook and that’s exactly what HP is hoping will help it stand out in the crowd. The specs of the HP Pavilion Chromebook are pretty standard. Under the hood, you’ll find a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron processor bundled with 2GB of RAM and an integrated GPU. The 14″ display is packing a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, while the laptop itself holds a various array of interfaces including three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet port, SD card reader, and HDMI-out.

Unfortunately, to keep pricing down, HP has included a rather limiting 16GB SSD, but that’s where the aforementioned SD card reader comes in handy. According to HP, the battery of the 14″ Pavilion Chromebook is good for 4 hours and 15 minutes, which isn’t quite as good as the 6 hours of the Samsung offering, but not too bad considering the x86 CPU inside. Sadly, at 1.81kg (4lb) the Pavilion isn’t the lightest of the bunch either.

The HP Pavilion Chromebook starts selling today for $329 though HP’s website and multiple US carriers.

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