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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by tkeith on Wed 9th Oct 2013 13:47 UTC
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Why doesn't Google just make a CR-48 with a better processor. Flat black, no logos, nice keyboard, awesome battery life, My CR-48 is very nice IMO. It completely replaced my Dell mini9(Ubuntu), but lately it has become so slow that It's almost unusable. If only I could upgrade the processor.

This looks nicer than the Acer or Samsung, I'm seriously thinking about picking one up for my kids.

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