HP just launched its Pavilion 14 Chromebook, and it’s quite the disappointment.
The HP Chromebook, while having a bigger display, is much more bulkier and expensive compared to the other Chromebooks.
It retails at $329.99, and features an Intel x86 processor instead of an ARM processor like the one inside the Samsung Chromebook.
The specs for the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook include:
- 14-inch 1366 x 768 display
- 1.1GHz Intel Celeron processor
- 16GB SSD
- 2GB RAM (upgradeable to 4GB)
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI port
- RJ-45 Ethernet port
- HD Webcam
The display for the HP Pavillion 14 Chromebook, while bigger, is still a bit of a let down. Lenovo, Samsung, and Acer all have 11.6-inch displays that run at the same resolution as HP’s Chromebook. The HP Chromebook also has the same amount of ram and hard drive space as the other models.
What makes the HP Chromebook even worse is that it only has a battery life of 4 hours and 15 minutes, while the other Chromebooks, like Samsung’s, has up to 7 hours of battery life. It’s even bulkier than the other Chromebooks, weighing 4 lbs while the Samsung Chromebook only weighs 2.5 lbs.
The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is a pretty big let down. For $80 more than the Samsung Chromebook, you get a bulkier Chromebook with terrible battery life. You get a slightly better performance from the HP Chromebook than you do the Samsung Chromebook, but it may not be worth paying $80 more for.
If you’re still interested in the HP Chromebook, you can purchase it from the HPDirect website for $329.99.