HP is providing its Chromebook 14 a much-needed upgrade right on time for the upcoming holiday gift season. The latest Chromebook 14 removes the Nvidia Tegra processor from 2014’s version and, instead, it has integrated a Celeron N2840 system. The notebook has 2GB of RAM, along with 16GB of storage space, but customers also receive 100GB of data on Google Drive’s cloud service.
Users can link various gadgets via the USB 3.0 or 2.0 slots, in addition to an HDMI connection and the microSD card support. The Chromebook 14’s USB 3.0 slot allows HP Sleep and Charge for powering up the gadgets when you are in a hurry. The product comes on November 8 for $250 in Sky Blue and Turbo Silver models and, for an extra $30, the unit’s 14” display at 1366×768 can be upgraded to full HD resolution.
This affordable price also contains a dozen free Gogo in-air online passes (that must be activated until the end of this year), three Google Play subscriptions, three months of Google Play free trial and other surprise gifts for loyal clients. According to the company’s officials, HP is upgrading with new top quality options that clients want on their Chromebooks in order to make an awesome impression for extremely affordable prices.
The producer is also giving to its educational and business clients the Chromebook 14 G4, this device having a built-in app-layer protection, console-based control and improved virtualization, along with a VPN connection for private work. This device will be available only in Silver color and, at only $280, the Chromebook G4 is predicted to make some waves in the mid-range segment of laptops.
Chromebook 14 is also highly cost-effective (if not extremely cheap) at under $300 and it seems not to encounter the same AC-adapter heating issues that stopped the direct selling of its relative, the Chromebook 11. It is understandable why many notebooks are adopting the low cost strategy to entice student and informal house customers, but Chromebook 14 sits in the center of this segment that creates a much-improved consumer experience.
No one will mistake this Chromebook for its forerunner, the Pavilion 14 notebook, which came out a few months before it. That model has been offered in a single color (black) and, besides its huge screen, it got fairly bad in many aspects, with many plastic parts and a poor responsive customer experience.
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