Monday, 25 November 2013 17:27

HP brings colourful Chromebooks to Australia Featured


HP's Chromebook14 is available in Australia for a whisker under $500.

The Haswell-based HP Chromebook14 has gone on sale in Australia in a choice of three colours for $499, providing more options for those wishing to use Google's Chrome OS rather than a conventional operating system.

Although local HP officials claimed the HP Chromebook was the first Haswell-based Chromebook, iTWire has already reviewed the Haswell-based Acer C720 Chromebook.

Other features of the Chromebook14 include a 14in display, a 16GB solid-state drive, HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth, webcam, dual speakers, and a combo headphone/microphone jack.

The local product page makes no mention of built-in support for wireless broadband.

The price includes 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years.

"There are customers telling us they are interested in new operating systems and in particular Chromebooks," said Jeff Woodhouse, market development manager for consumer notebooks at HP Australia.

"We built the HP Chromebook to offer a great experience, choice and affordability, with a design that is truly unique."

Oh, and the colours? White, turquoise and peach (pictured above).

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Stephen Withers

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



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