HP Chromebook 14 hands-on video
HP Chromebook 14 hands-on video
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HP Chromebook 14 hands-on video

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Google may be best known for Android when it comes to software, but don't forget that it also makes Chrome OS, an operating system for computers like this one, the HP Chromebook 14. So in terms of design, this isn't a hybrid like many of the computers we've been seeing over the last 2 years. In fact, its design is pretty standard. It looks like a good old fashioned laptop. It does however come in four colors. They are gray, green, orange, and turquoise, and this one I'm using does have a touch screen and a full HD display but if you're looking to save a little cash you can opt for no touch screen and a lower resolution display. Now, unlike Windows computers or Macs, Chromebooks are heavily relied on an Internet connection. So, you're really only going to get the best out of this thing when you have WiFi. Helping out is the fact that HP is bundling in some free mobile data so it should be a little easier to get connected on the go. One final note of interest is that these things have the invideotech K1 processor inside them. Now that should make them good for mobile games, but I do wonder a little whether a chromebook, which is quite a basic machine, really needs so much processing grunt. It should be on sale in the next few months. Let me know what you think, and check out cnet.com/ethan for much much more.

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