Word about HP’s very own Chromebook leaked last week, spinning the rumor that the long-running technology giant is brewing its own laptop running Google’s young Chrome OS. So, when HP officially launched the HP Pavilion Chromebook today, we weren’t that surprised at all. Still, we’re excited to hear the news. The HP Pavilion Chromebook is considered as the first of its kind to sport a 14-inch diagonal design. Since it is running Google’s Chrome OS, expect the best from the world of Google apps and services including Gmail, Google+ Hangouts, YouTube, and Maps built in.
Under the hood is a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor and Intel HD Graphics. It is supported by over 2GB of DDR3 (upgradable to 4GB) RAM and a 16GB SSD hard drive. Its 14-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display has a 1366 x 768 resolution, and a built-in webcam has been included for video chats. Other features include three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, LAN port, a slot for a multi-format digital media card reader, Altec Lansing speakers, and a full-size, island-style keyboard. The HP Pavilion Chromebook retails for $329.99 and you can get it via HP’s official website.