HP goes colourful and premium with new Chromebooks

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HP has launched two new Chromebooks — the Chromebook 14 in stylish new colours and the Chromebook 14 G4 for users looking for a more premium Chromebook experience. Both models offer a 14″ HD display and long battery in a thinner and lighter form factor device running Google’s Chrome OS.

A fresh colour palette

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“HP is delivering new premium features that customers want on Chromebooks to create amazing experiences at an affordable price,” said Kevin Frost, VP and general manager, consumer personal systems at HP, in a statement. “We are excited to offer the new HP Chromebook 14 to give customers fun and function with a fresh color palette, bright displays and great battery life in thin, stylish and affordable designs.”

HP Chromebook 14

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Available in Turbo Silver and Sky Blue, the Chromebook 14 weights in at 3.94 lbs. It features a 14″ display with Full HD IPS optional, and a fanless design powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 processor. It includes one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and a Micro SD card reader. The USB 3.0 port supports HP Sleep and Charge for powering devices on the go. It’s priced starting at US$279.99.

HP Chromebook 14 G4

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Available in Turbo Silver, HP’s Chromebook 14 G4 is aimed at education and small and medium-sized business customers that are looking for more security and manageability. It includes multi-layered security, console-based management, support for virtualization and certification for Citrix Receiver 1.8 for Chrome. It’s priced starting at US$279.99.


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Jeff Jedras is a technology journalist with IT World Canada and a member of the IT Business team. He began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada and the channel for Computer Dealer News. His writing has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun & the Ottawa Citizen.