Google and HP collaborate on design of new Chromebook

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Posted 3 years ago

Google and HP collaborate on design of new ChromebookGoogle has gone the opposite way for the mass market with the lightweight, low-powered Chromebook 11 from HP, after releasing the “prototype” Chromebook Pixel earlier in this year.

The collaboration has brought about the new Chromebook, shipping this week for $279.

The attention has been on improving the design and fine-tuning.  Google and HP have addressed some of the major weak points of  the Samsung Chromebook, which was flimsy – you could actually click the trackpad by pressing from underneath the bottom edge – and horrible viewing angles. Now the new Chromebook sports the nice touch of charging via micro-USB, so Android phone or folks with tablets don’t need a separate charger.

The flipside is that the Samsung Chromebook struggles to keep up with lots of open browser tabs and lengthy online documents. There, thus far, has been no official news, either on an availability of an LTE model.

For $279 maybe you should wait till there are Chromebooks with Intel Haswell processors that are expected to become available later this year.

Read more about it here.

Rich Casale

 

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