The Chromebook concept – a laptop with few features – is gaining traction. The slim and compact form and polished appearance are complemented by several generous freebies. Those features include free Google Drive storage space, a trial of unlimited music, and free inflight Wi-Fi.
This isn’t HP’s first attempt at the Chromebook, so it’s a significant improvement, bringing the budget-friendly notebook on par with previous faves. Google’s Chrome OS – which runs nothing but a web browser – has always been associated with low-cost, commodity computing.
The Chromebook 11 has a few notable features that stand out. The first is updated from the Acer C7 Chromebook and Samsung Chromebook Series 3 Chromebooks’ primary display to an IPS panel. Colours pop better because of the broader colour gamut, and the display offers significantly wider viewing angles.
Even though the panel’s quality has increased over prior Chromebooks, it is still limited to a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The 720p visual quality, on the other hand, is unsurprising at this price. With 300 nits of backlight, it’s also brighter than most laptop displays. When compared to the Acer C7, the HP Chromebook 11 offers a significantly better display.
The HP Chromebook 11 is also unique in that it is the first laptop to use a micro USB charger, similar to those found on your tablet or phone. As a result, you may now use the charger on various devices. If it ever goes lost anywhere, you can replace it with any other regular micro USB charger instead of acquiring a special cable online.
|Product Dimensions||7.59 x 11.22 x 0.66 inches|
|Standing screen display size||11.6 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 Pixels|
|Processor||2 GHz mediatek_mt8183|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4|
|Hard Drive Interface||USB|
|Hard Drive||32 GB embedded multimedia card|
|Computer Memory Type||SDRAM|
|Memory Speed||2.8 GHz|
|Flash Memory Size||32|
|Wireless Type||Bluetooth, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life||15.45 Hours|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Item Weight||2.36 pounds|
|Power Source||Battery Powered (1 Lithium ion batteries required)|
- Within budget
- Slim and compact design
- strong build
- Free Google Drive space, free music collection and complimentary in-flight internet service
- Bright IPS display
- Amazing Battery life
- Crisp, responsive keyboard
- Smooth performance
- Micro-USB charging
- Minimal port selection, even for a Chromebook
- Performance lags slightly behind other models
- Limited Chrome OS
The Chromebook concept – a stripped-down laptop that runs only Google’s Chrome OS and a web browser – has always been associated with low-cost, commodity computing.
Manufacturers have clustered around a low price range and the compromises they’ve had to make to bring a gadget out at that price point.
However, with the Chromebook 11, a Chromebook may be both affordable and enjoyable for the first time.
The Chromebook concept – a laptop with few features – is gaining traction. This isn’t HP’s first attempt at the Chromebook, so it’s a significant improvement, bringing the budget-friendly notebook on par with previous faves. Google’s Chrome OS – which runs nothing but a web browser – has always been associated with low-cost, commodity computing.