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[3]: Why only 6h battery life
by phoenix on Fri 11th Oct 2013 19:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why only 6h battery life"
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A huge problem with modern phones, tablets and laptops is the obsession with being thin. Making a device 2-3mm thicker can allow double the battery capacity.

Forget adding 2-3 mm of thickness, how about we take a page from the tablets and, I don't know, use the entire bottom of the laptop for battery storage. It's absolutely ridiculous that most laptops have a (roughly) 10"x10" footprint, and only a 2"x10" battery!

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