Following Samsung, Acer and Lenovo, HP also joins the Chromebook crowd introducing the new Pavilion 14 Chromebook. Featuring a 14-inch display, the Google OS-powered machine is the largest Chromebook to date. Compare to Samsung and Acer’s models, HP’s model looks bulkier and is heavier at 1.8kg, which is the same as Lenovo’s rugged 11.3-inch ThinkPad X131e Chromebook.
HP’s new big-screen Chrome OS notebook is powered by dual-core Intel Celeron processor. Its 14-inch BrightView LED-backlit display has 1366×768 HD resolution and there is HDMI output for connecting to a big-screen HDTV. The laptop supports dual-band WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and offers a Ethernet port for wired connection. You can find three USB 2.0 ports, a 2-in-1 card reader and a HD camera.
HP’s Pavilion 14 Chromebook, though bigger, provides only up to 4.25 hours of battery life, which is on par with Acer’s sleeker 11.6-inch C7 and is 2 hours shorter than Samsung’s Core-powered Chromebook 550. It is available for $329.99, much lower than the $449 Samsung Chromebook 550.