Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 22:42 UTC

Until now, Chromebook buyers have had to make a choice. You could get either a cheap laptop with cheap components or the premium-but-ridiculously-expensive Chromebook Pixel. When Google says that HP's new $279 Chromebook 11 is 'inspired' by the Pixel, it's not about components - the Chromebook 11 lacks the high-resolution touchscreen, the high-end Ivy Bridge CPU, and the solid aluminum construction - the Pixel's banner features. Rather, it's about making a laptop that makes enthusiasts happy without the Pixel's sticker shock.

The first non-Pixel Chromebook that actually looks decent and makes me want to buy it - except, what's with the crappy battery life? Only 6 hours on such a small ARM laptop?

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RE[2]: Why only 6h battery life
by Megol on Wed 9th Oct 2013 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Why only 6h battery life"
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With 'such a small laptop' you answered it yourself: small laptops have very little volume to house batteries.

This in combination with an IPS screen. Good contrast and good light level means high power consumption, normal LCDs consume a lot of power and a better LCD consumes more power.

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