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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RE: Why only 6h battery life
by oskeladden on Wed 9th Oct 2013 14:01 UTC in reply to "Why only 6h battery life"
oskeladden
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2009-08-05

It must be something more than that, surely? The Surface RT had a similar IPS screen and an ARM processor, but gave around 8-9 hours or so real world usage, IIRC.

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chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

The Surface RT has a different battery with slightly higher capacity, and it has a smaller screen. Also it uses less power than comparable devices to drive the backlight I have read.

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