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At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from Google Play, Best Buy, Amazon, and direct from HP today. A 4G LTE-equipped version is planned, but pricing and availability have yet to be announced. Included with the purchase is two years of 100GB Google Drive storage, a 60-day trial of Google Play Music All Access, and 12 free sessions of GoGo in-flight internet.
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The Chromebook 11 is plastic, but Google says that it has a magnesium frame, which makes it stronger and more rigid. The laptop is strikingly light when you pick it up — it's weighs only 2.3 pounds — but it still feels solid and well built for the most part, with only a few creaks here and there. It is powered by a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and 2GB of RAM, and has 16GB of internal storage. It also has two Micro USB 2.0 ports and a Slimport video out port. Google expects about six hours of battery life from the Chromebook 11 with active use. Interestingly, the only way to charge the laptop is through a Micro USB port, which Google says is more convenient for many users that might be carrying around a smartphone or tablet charger with them.


http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/4815792/google-multi-color-hp-chromebook-11-price-availability

Looking forward to the inevitable Samsung Chromebook comparisons and how much faster it is at webpage loading. I'm rather a fan of Chromebook for basic web browsing. HP's looks pretty nice.
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Not as hard to swallow as the previous Chromebook Pixel.

However, haven't tablets basically replaced these....?
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Not as hard to swallow as the previous Chromebook Pixel.

However, haven't tablets basically replaced these....?
I personally would prefer a Nexus 7 to this myself, and it's cheaper even for the larger 32GB model.
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Not as hard to swallow as the previous Chromebook Pixel.

However, haven't tablets basically replaced these....?

It's just whatever form factor you prefer.
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It's just whatever form factor you prefer.

I can see the keyboard being a benefit, but that screen and weight is a frown.gif


just not my cup of tea
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... Why is this still not free? The only reason I can see using this over a Nexus 7 is if I REALLY wanted a mouse and keyboard while surfing the internet. Seeing as it's $50 MORE then a comparable in storage Nexus 7, and you can use a Nexus 7 offline, AND there's more apps on the Nexus 7, why would anyone want to buy something that's $50 more but gets you less features?

I would be singing a different tune if these were $100 or less, trust me...
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... Why is this still not free? The only reason I can see using this over a Nexus 7 is if I REALLY wanted a mouse and keyboard while surfing the internet. Seeing as it's $50 MORE then a comparable in storage Nexus 7, and you can use a Nexus 7 offline, AND there's more apps on the Nexus 7, why would anyone want to buy something that's $50 more but gets you less features?

I would be singing a different tune if these were $100 or less, trust me...

You cant compare it to Nexus 7. One is touch screen the other is not but a larger display. What i like to compare it to is upcoming ASUS T100. Its $70 more expensive but its a Tab and has a keyboard, run Windows 8.1, stronger CPU, better battery life. Dont see the point of Chrome OS really.
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You cant compare it to Nexus 7. One is touch screen the other is not but a larger display. What i like to compare it to is upcoming ASUS T100. Its $70 more expensive but its a Tab and has a keyboard, run Windows 8.1, stronger CPU, better battery life. Dont see the point of Chrome OS really.

Can this do flash better than a AMD C60 chispet netbooks?

The T100 could really confuse me instead of just going with the iPad Mini 2.
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