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HP’s new Chromebook Priced At Less Than £200 on Amazon



/ 3 years ago

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HP’s latest Chromebook, the Chromebook 11, has had its price cut from £230 to £200 on Amazon. It is interesting indeed, especially for Chromebook fans out there who are looking to acquire such a device.

Whoever missed the announcement and does not know what’s it about, the Chromebook is a netbook for those who just want to browse and send email. It runs Google’s Chrome operating system, a Linux-based operating system designed by Google to work primarily with web applications. The user interface takes a minimalist approach and consists almost entirely of just the Google Chrome web browser since the operating system is aimed at users who spend most of their computer time on the Web, the only “native” applications on Chrome OS are a browser, media player and file manager.

HP’s version has a better screen than the likes of Samsung’s effort in the market. It is only 1366 x 768 pixels with a 11.6-inch display, but has brighter and clearer IPS tech. In terms of specs, it runs on a 1.7GHz mobile processor, 2GB of RAM and just 16GB of storage. But the big idea is that you are supposed to feed all that data on Google’s NSA friendly cloud anyway. The Chromebook is more for interacting with the net.

For those interested in buying such a netbook in the future can go on Amazon’s website for more details on the device and price/availability.

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  • ShadowSplicer

    I’m really getting tired of the whimpy 1.7GHz processors… why not something with a little more ‘get up and go’?

    • Bede Kelly

      Presumably – although I can’t speak for Google, not being an employee – it’s the same reason they don’t have a big solid state drive: they want to keep the price down as much as possible. How much processing power are you really going to need to render webpages? This isn’t intended for gaming, graphic design, audio production or anything; it’s a cheap, easy, fast way to use web content.

      • I get the cost-performance market concept; but there seems to be a rut here. Look at any laptop made in the last 2 years, and you’ll see the very specific 1.7GHz frequency. What is it with manufactures and this specific clock? :p CPUs have gotten easier to manufacture, and prices should be dropping on them enough to maybe get a little more power into a mobile platform without a noticeable battery/cost issue.
        As far as that argument goes for the purpose of the Chromebook; so many people keeps crap-loads of tabs and background applications running, even on smaller devices like this. I’ve noticed issues with JS and CSS3 animated pages and small devices like these. Just saying here, a slightly more powerful CPU isn’t that far of a reach, for virtually no cost increase. The trend of Chromebooks seem to be getting… less powerful.