The newest addition to HP’s line of Chromebooks is the colourful HP Chromebook 14, a slim laptop that falls in the same price range as most other affordable budget Chromebooks.
Rather than the typically stark silver, black or grey aesthetic featured on most of HP’s devices, this new design adopts a “Sky Blue” colour scheme, combining light blue interior accents and a white top. A colour scheme HP calls “Turbo Silver” (pictured above) is also available.
The Chromebook 14 features a 1920×1080 resolution IPS screen, Intel Celeron N2840 processor, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and a microSD card reader. Additionally, the HP Chromebook 14 is set to come with 100GB of free Google Drive storage and three Google Play movie rentals.
In addition to the Chromebook 14, HP is also launching the Chromebook 14 G4, a laptop it says is designed specifically for small businesses that require VPN access. The Chromebook 14 G4 will be sold for $369.99 CAD.
Chromebooks are becoming an increasingly viable and affordable alternative to traditional laptops, especially for users only interested in browsing the internet and watching videos. However, the device’s relatively low hardware power means that they are not ideal for resource intensive activities such as video editing or gaming. Google’s Chrome OS is also a limited operating system.
In Canada the HP Chromebook 14 is set to retail for $319.99 CAD.