Google announced a new addition to its line of Chromebook laptops this morning at an event in New York, showing off the HP Chromebook 11, a budget-friendly Chrome OS-powered computer starting at just $279. The new Chromebook 11 is available starting today from Google Play, HP, Best Buy and Amazon.
The HP Chromebook 11 comes equipped with an 11-inch 1366 x 768-pixel IPS display, a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, two USB 2.0 ports and a Micro USB for 15.75W charging and SlimPort video out. It also features a built-in front-facing VGA webcam, a fully functional keyboard and a clickable touchpad.
Visually, the Chromebook 11 is somewhere between Google-high-end Chromebook Pixel and Apple’s discontinued white plastic MacBook. The new Chrome OS device features a sleek white plastic design with a magnesium frame for added strength. Consumers can also customize the laptop by choosing between blue, green, yellow, red and black for the colored accent around the keyboard.