Google Unveils HP Chromebook 11, Available Now For $279

Google has announced today a new addition to the Chromebook line, the HP Chromebook 11. The model will retail for $279, and was designed after the Chromebook Pixel, yet comes in at a much lower cost than the touchscreen touting Chromebook.

The Chromebook 11 comes with a Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, 16GB of onboard storage, two USB ports and an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display. Also included is a free 100GB of Google Drive storage.

Here’s a list of some of the Chromebook 11 features from Google’s blog:

  • Brilliant display. Often when folks gather around a screen, everyone tries to gently nudge the computer in their own direction so they can see better. No more nudging. The new Chromebook’s screen has a 176-degree viewing angles so you can see even when looking at it almost completely sideways. And the super bright display brings all of your favorite photos, shows and videos to life.
  • Light but sturdy. We wanted the Chromebook to hold up well against everyday bumps and bruises. So it has a magnesium frame that makes it incredibly sturdy. You can hold it from a single corner without it bending or flexing.
  • Finely-tuned speakers. Many computers have speakers on the bottom, which is great if you have ears in your lap. Instead, the speakers on the new Chromebook are under the keyboard, which means the sound is crisp, clear and pointed up towards your ears.
  • Goodies built-in. And, of course, many Google apps come built-in, including 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage (free for two years) and a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music All Access.

The HP Chromebook 11 is available starting today from Best Buy, Amazon, Google Play and HP Shopping in the U.S., and in the U.K. from Currys and PC World. The Chromebooks will be available across the globe later this fall.

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