Technical details about an upcoming Chromebook from non other than HP has leaked on the internet. The source of the information, a product PDF from HP’s sales website, points at a product launch date of February 17th, which would mean the first HP Chromebook could hit the market pretty soon.
The HP Chromebook appears to be a humble laptop in terms of specifications, compared to some of the other Chromebooks from Samsung and Acer. In terms of design HP’s product would easily pass for a regular Pavilion Windows model, betrayed only by the Chrome logo on the lid.
The 0.83 inch thin (at its thickest point) body comes with 3 USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI out port, headphone and microphone combo jack and a couple of LAN ports. Packed with a battery that will last 4 hours and 15 minutes, the HP Pavilion Chromebook has a weight of 3.96 pounds or 1.8 kg.
Moving on to the more significant specifications, the Pavilion Chromebook has a 14 inch LED screen with BrightView tech, which has a resolution of 1366 x 768, good enough for watching HD YouTube videos. Last, but not the least, HP will provide its first Chromebook with just an Intel Celeron Processor 847 with a clock speed of 1.1GHz. As if to make up for the low-end processor the Chromebook will come with 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, upgradable up to 4GB. Storage is taken care of by an SSD of unknown capacity and then there is online storage in the form of Google Drive.
It seems only the Wi-Fi version will be launched initially, with perhaps a cellular version to come out at a later date.
It looks like with its first ever Chromebook product HP is not willing to take chances with high-end configuration and is content to see how it goes. However, for Google the fact that yet another taker for its Chromebook has emerged should be significant enough, also, considering that it is HP.