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HP Releases the Chromebook 11

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HP and Google have today announced a new Chrome OS-powered mobile solution, the Chromebook 11. Priced at $279, HP's creation weighs 2.3 pounds and features a thermal-bonded magnesium chassis, an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) IPS display, a full size keyboard, and a battery enabling up to 6 hours of use.

The Chromebook 11 packs a Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of flash storage (backed by 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage which is free for two years), a webcam, and two USB 2.0 ports.

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The first time I saw a Chromebook, all I could think was "wtf, no thanks I'll get an android tablet first." lol. Does anyone here have one?
 
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I dunno...$279 for a 11.6" with an IPS panel? Load Mint or Ubuntu...I think I might like a black one.

Might have to check into this.

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Ugh, they continue with the 1366x768 resolution. I used to have an 11.6" HP Brazos laptop and I hated that resolution (as well as their clickpads, but that is a different story). Please, make 1600x900 the minimum resolution for 13.6" and under laptops, lol!
 

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The first time I saw a Chromebook, all I could think was "wtf, no thanks I'll get an android tablet first." lol. Does anyone here have one?
Had I the money I'd get an Acer C710 in a heartbeat. These things are like netbooks, but better, and very cheap. That's an x86 CPU though, I think I'd prefer that over this HP.
 

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i don't trust google with my work data "in the cloud."
 

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i don't trust google with my work data "in the cloud."
You can't trust anyone's "cloud" except your own. Aside from that, for this price you could get a very nice Android tablet with a bluetooth keyboard to be more portable and longer battery life while capable of the same tasks. I just don't understand why you would purchase this over a tablet.
 
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the funny thing is the closed "bootloader"+no x86 cpu= no fun with ubuntu i guess

move along guys nothing to see here, the chromebooks are bought by people who own android phones but want to be productive with typing stuff, if you own a desktop with google drive a good companion..

If i take the android tablett is there anything comparable to "office" ??