HP would not miss out on the best selling budget laptops featuring a web based OS. Lenovo and Acer are already making their Chromebooks and Samsung has led the amazon best selling list with their 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook for $249.
HP is getting a chromebook ready. According to leaked pdf via Verge HP Pavilion Chromebook will feature 1.1GHz Celeron chip, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 16GB of SSD storage. 14-inch display will have 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Battery will only last about 4 hours, but the price of $330 certainly justifies it. Although other Chromebooks last about 7 hours.
HP Pavilion 14-c010us Chromebook was since taken off HP’s website, but the leaked pdf had a date of February 17th on it, so we’re hoping this is when HP Pavilion Chromebook will be launched.
The operating system is Google Chrome with Chrome web browser with multilayer “defense in depth” virus protection including encryption and sandboxing. Google enables various internet apps, although not all traditional programs have web based app equivalent.
Acer claims 5 to 10 percent increase in sales of their Chromebooks, despite the 28 percent drop in shipments of traditional notebooks in fourth quarter of 2012.
School crafted shock resistant Lenovo X131e Chromebook are thus far produced exclusively for schools.
Google wants to offer touch-screen Chromebooks as affordable alternatives to Windows 8 notebooks. Steve Balmer may consider Linux to be a cancer, but he will not be able to ignore the linux web based Chrome OS as just about every one of Microsoft’s hardware partners jumped on this chromebook bandwagon.
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