HP, like many other traditional PC manufactures, is getting serious about Chrome OS. The company has announced the new Chromebook 11 G5, an 11.6″ Chromebook that will start at just $189 when it is released to partners this month and retailers in October. The new Chromebook 11 will be available with an optional touch screen display which, given that upcoming release of Android apps on Chrome OS, is something those of you in the market for a Chromebook should seriously consider. It will be powered by the Intel Celeron N3060 and likely will have configurable memory and storage options once it does hit the HP store. Equally, it was have an impressive 12.5 hours of battery life.