Just last month Google announced a new Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 11. It has an 11.6 inch IPS display, dualcore Samsung Exynos processor, 2GB RAM and a price tag of $279. Google touted the product as an ultra-affordable laptop which is also small and light. Powered by Chrome OS, it came with 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years, which would have been a life saver given the fact that the laptop only has 16GB of local storage. Sales of the Chromebook have apparently been stopped and no reason has surfaced as yet. The Verge reports that Best Buy has ordered employees to remove the Chromebook 11 from shelves, and that stores should stop selling it “effective immediately.” Best Buy has also removed the listing from its website without giving a reason.
The HP Chromebook 11 is also sold by Google and HP through their stores, but it is no longer available at either store. Amazon has stopped directly selling it as well, saying that customers have told them that “there may be something wrong” with their inventory of the HP Chromebook 11. Google, HP or Best Buy have yet to comment on why the Chromebook has mysteriously been made unavailable for purchase. We’ll update you when word comes in.