Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 22:42 UTC
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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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The screen also
by ronaldst on Wed 9th Oct 2013 00:17 UTC
ronaldst
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2005-06-29

720p is soo last century.

Not much of an upgrade over the Samsung ARM CB.

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RE: The screen also
by chithanh on Wed 9th Oct 2013 00:50 in reply to "The screen also"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Actually it is a mixed upgrade/downgrade. The Samsung Chromebook has USB 3.0 which the HP lacks.

Interesting that it uses MyDP/Slimport for both charging and external video.

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RE: The screen also
by Megol on Wed 9th Oct 2013 08:24 in reply to "The screen also"
Megol Member since:
2011-04-11

720p is soo last century.

Not much of an upgrade over the Samsung ARM CB.


But this isn't 720p, this is a 1366x768 screen. Television standards != computer standards.

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RE: The screen also
by unclefester on Wed 9th Oct 2013 08:29 in reply to "The screen also"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

720p is soo last century.


High resolution is basically pointless on an 11" laptop because the screen is usually 60-80cm from your eyes.

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RE[2]: The screen also
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 9th Oct 2013 16:44 in reply to "RE: The screen also"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14