HP today announced two new notebooks both of which are powered by software made by Google. First up is the company’s new Chromebook. It teamed up with Google last year to launch the Chromebook 11 which was praised a lot for its design and vivid 11.6-inch display. The company follows that up with the new Chromebook PC. It also has an 11.6-inch display like the Chromebook 11 but the design language is much more in line with HP’s Chromebook 14 notebooks this time.
As one can expect from a Chrome OS powered notebook the Chromebook PC has a Samsung Exynos 5250 processor with up to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. Weighing just under 2.7 pounds the notebook offers 1,366×768 pixel resolution and comes in at just under an inch thick.
HP says that the battery is good for 6.25 hours which is comparatively lower to what similar notebooks from Dell or Acer offer. Different colors will be offered but initially only white and turquoise will be available. Prices start at $249 for the Wi-Fi model, one with built-in 3G will be offered as well. A ship date has not been revealed.
PC makers have been testing the waters with Android based computers and HP has jumped on that bandwagon as well with the SlateBook. It delivers Android KitKat experience in a clamshell form factor. Powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with up to 2GB of RAM the SlateBook has a 14-inch full HD touchscreen display and up to 64GB of onboard storage.
Weighing in at 3.71 pounds the SlateBook ships on August 6th with prices starting at $399. Battery life is said to be 9.25 hours.
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