HP’s new 11” Chromebook: Now with USB charging

Not long after the release of its 14” Chromebook laptop, Hewlett-Packard Co. has released another Chromebook model. This one is slimmer with an 11.6” IPS display, and it also boasts USB charging for a more mobile experience.

HP describes its Chromebook 11 as an Ultra-portable model developed in close collaboration with Google and inspired by the design of Google’s own Chromebook Pixel. It weighs-in at 2.3lbs and features a full-sized keyboard. It’s powered by an Arm processor and, as a Chromebook, runs Google’s Chrome OS.

The model includes digitally-tuned speakers underneath they keyboard, as well as an integrated webcam and two USB ports. HP is also touting up to six hours of battery life. It’s available in either a white design with red, yellow or green accents, or a more traditional black design, and a lightbar on the lid. The chassis is made of thermal-bonded magnesium.

An optional 4G LTE model is expected to be available, and all models come with 100GB of storage on Google Drive, a 60 day free trial of Google Play Music All Access, and 12 free sessions of GoGo Inflight Internet.

The Wi-Fi model starts at US$279.99 and is available now at select retailers, with wider availability coming Oct. 16.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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