HP Unveils Sleek and Colorful Chromebook
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the powerful HP Chromebook14, the first Chromebook powered by an Intel® processor based on the Haswell microarchitecture, offering fast access to the web to tackle tasks while on the go,(1) a large display and optional 4G for enhanced connectivity(2) -- in a range of eye-catching colors.
The HP Chromebook14 boasts a large display, providing the immersive web experience and superb visual enjoyment that customers desire. The sleek, compact design -- available in Snow White, Ocean Turquoise and Coral Peach -- will be ready for the holiday season.
"There are customers telling us they are interested in new operating systems and in particular Chromebooks," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs, Services and Solutions, HP. "We built the HP Chromebook to offer a great experience, choice and affordability, with a design that is truly unique."
HP Chromebook14 joins the HP SlateBook x2, the HP Slate7 and HP Slate21 All-in-One as part of HP's approach to offer the Google experience as part of a multiple operating system strategy.
Accessing digital life has never been easier The HP Chromebook14 offers a fast and easy way for customers to connect to favorite websites in seconds. It also offers a gateway to the Google experience, including Google Chrome apps like Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for smooth, immersive work and play.(3)
Automatic software updates keep the browsing experience fast, fluid and current, while the HP Chromebook's 14-inch diagonal high-definition (HD)(4) display delivers vivid color. The HP Chromebook14 also includes a 16GB solid-state drive for fast start-up times. With the HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and a combination headphone and microphone jack, customers can easily and quickly connect to displays and other devices.
With no contracts or commitments, certain models of the HP Chromebook include up to 200 MB of free data per month for two years of fast 4G mobile broadband service on the T-Mobile network.(5) This incredible value allows customers to enjoy internet access without having to search for Wi-Fi.
Customers can easily access their content from any internet-connected device -- while at home or on the go -- with 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years.(6) Plus, users can visit the Chrome Web Store to customize their HP Chromebook14 by installing applications for work or play.
Pricing and availability(7) The HP Chromebook14 is expected to be available at hpshopping.com and select retailers in the United States before the holidays, starting at $299.99.
Additional information about the HP Chromebook is available at www.hp.com/go/chromebook14 and The Next Bench. Information about the 4G mobile broadband service is available at www.hp.com/go/freemobility.
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(1) Wireless access point and Internet service required and not included. Availability of public wireless access points limited. (2) Broadband use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions, and other factors.4G compatibility with HSPA+ and LTE in the U.S. only. (3) Internet access is required and not included. (4) High-definition content is required for high-definition images. (5) For service beyond the two year free monthly data period, T-Mobile data rates apply. Service starts on date of hardware purchase and is not available everywhere. Data connection speed can vary due to location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. Coverage details are available at www.T-Mobile.com. Use or activation of service is the agreement to T-Mobile's Terms and Conditions. Available on select SKUs in U.S. only. (6) 100 GB of free storage for two years, starting on the date offer is redeemed on eligible Chrome devices. Additional information about storage plan refunds, renewals, cancellations and expiration is available at the Google website: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2703646?hl=en. (7) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.
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