HP's Pavilion 14 comes with largest Chromebook screen yet

HP's first Chromebook goes on sale in the US today with a larger screen than previous laptops running the cloud-based Google Chrome OS.
Written by Sam Shead, Contributor

HP has unveiled its first Google Chromebook in the form of the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, priced at $330. 

HP joins Samsung and Acer on the list of Chromebook manufacturers, while Lenovo announced it will be joining the list soon with the launch of ThinkPad Chromebook for schools, last month.  

HP Pavilion 14
The HP Pavilion 14 has the largest screen of any Chromebook so far. Image: HP

HP's Pavilion 14 is available to buy in the US from today but its $330 price tag makes it more expensive than Samsung's latest Chromebook, which is available at £229 ($250), and the Acer C7, which only costs £199 ($199).

The Pavilion 14 offers a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron processor and 2GB of RAM with integrated graphics. 

The 14-inch display on the HP Chromebook is the largest Chromebook screen yet as screen sizes have traditionally been between 11 and 12 inches. It packs a 1366 x 768 resolution, which is the same as that offered on Samsung Chromebook and Acer C7 Chromebook. 

However, where the cheaper Acer C7 offers 320GB of hard-disk storage, HP is only providing 16GB of solid-state storage, meaning HP Chromebook users will have to rely on the 100GB of Google Drive storage that is available for the first two years of ownership. 

The Pavilion 14 has more connectivity options than its rivals, with a HDMI output, three USB 2.0 sockets, an ethernet socket and an SD card reader. 

The Pavilion 14 has a removable battery that has a claimed battery life of four hours and 15 minutes. HP has not said anything about a UK launch yet.

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