HP has announced today that they will be refreshing their Chromebook 14 lineup with improved specs and a new Sky Blue color option. The updated Chromebooks will be available starting November 8th with a starting price of $249.99. The updates will include improved overall battery life which is now rated up to 9 hours while bringing an updated Intel Celeron N2840 processor along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. There will be two variants to the new Chromebook 14: A 1366 x 768 resolution version at $249.99 while a full HD version will be $30 more at $279.99.
HP is also bundling several things in with the Chromebook upon purchasing, some of which come from Google on any Chromebook purchase. You will get 100GB of storage on Google Drive for 2 years, 12 GoGo Inflight passes for use while on flights and a 90 day subscription to Google Play Music Unlimited. HP is also throwing in 3 free movie rentals from Google Play Movies.
The HP Chromebook 14 Press Release
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 19, 2015) – HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Chromebook 14 to offer customers a premium experience with high resolution displays and long battery life in thin, colorful designs.
“HP is delivering new premium features that customers want on Chromebooks to create amazing experiences at an affordable price,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. “We are excited to offer the new HP Chromebook 14 to give customers fun and function with a fresh color palette, bright displays and great battery life in thin, stylish and affordable designs.”
New Colorful Chromebooks
Building on the success of its previous generation Chromebooks™, the HP Chromebook 14 is designed to bring remarkable experiences to customers. Offered in Turbo Silver and Sky Blue,(2) the HP Chromebook 14 starts at 3.94 pounds(3) and is 17.8 millimeters thin delivering up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life with HD display.(4)
The 14-inch diagonal optional Full HD IPS(5) display looks great from any angle and the high-definition (HD)(6) display gives customers an amazing Chrome experience. Customers can use apps like Hulu or Netflix to stream video content right to the screen. For customers who want to view content on a larger screen, they can simply stream from their Chromebook to the TV in their living room with Google Chromecast.(7)
The fanless design enables the HP Chromebook 14 to run quiet and is equipped with an Intel® Celeron® N2840 processor for fast internet access.(8) Included with the Chromebook is a complimentary 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years, giving customers plenty of space to store, share and collaborate on documents with Google Apps.(9)
Chromebooks and connectivity go hand in hand so the new HP Chromebook 14 comes with 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes(1) to keep customer connected when in flight. In addition, the customers will receive three free Google Play movie rentals(10) and 90 days of free Google Play music.(11)
Customers will get plenty of ports to enjoy great connectivity with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and a micro SD card reader. The HP Chromebook 14 supports a HP Sleep and Charge port via a USB 3.0 port for charging devices on the go.
Chrome at Work and School
Specifically designed for Small Medium Businesses (SMB) and educational customers who need secure and manageable devices that are easy to deploy, HP is offering the HP Chromebook 14 G4 in Turbo Silver. The Chromebook 14 G4 has built-in features such as multi-layered security, console-based management and enhanced virtualization and VPN connectivity for workplaces and classrooms. It is the first Chromebook to be verified for Citrix® Receiver 1.8 for Chrome, enabling access to applications, desktops and data easily and securely.(12) In addition to using the cloud infrastructure with Google Drive,(9) students and SMBs can also take advantage of up to 32 GB eMMC internal(13) storage to store documents or videos locally. Optional HP Care Packs(14) offer customers confidence in their investment beyond the one year standard limited warranty offerings.
Pricing and Availability(15)
- The HP Chromebook 14 is expected to be available in the United States atwww.hp.com/go/chromebooks and select retailers on November 8, 2015 starting at $249.99. The Full HD HP Chromebook 14 starts at $279.99.
- The HP Chromebook 14 G4 is expected to be available in the United States in October starting at $279.
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