HP Chromebook 14 release date: computer now has longer battery life, better CPU

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More than a month ahead of the very popular Black Friday sale, HP just refreshed their Chromebook 14. With a lower price and longer battery life, this version of the Chromebook can be the perfect gift for Christmas or a new device for those who want to try something new.

Compared to the last generation Chromebook 14 that only has eight hours of battery life, the refreshed one promises to last for up to 9.5 hours depending on usage and other factors. In addition, this Chromebook is now powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 chip, which is a step up from the NVIDIA that it used to come with. The RAM, measured at 2GB, remains the same.

Moreover, the HP Chromebook 14 now has a 14-inch model with 1366 x 768 resolution display. A variant with full 1080p HD display is also available.

Some of the other features remain the same such as the 7-second boot up and built-in antivirus that will protect users from viruses and malware. Those who will purchase the Chromebook 14 will also get 100GB of Google Drive storage for free for two years. The time limit on the cloud storage will only start when the user redeems the offer.

As reported by 9 To 5 Google, HP is including “12 free Gogo in-air internet passes, three free Google Play movie rentals, and 90 days free of Google Play Music All Access” as additional bonuses.

Weighing at just about 4.08 pounds (1.85 kg) and measuring 0.81 inches thin, the Chromebook 14 is a computer that can be taken anywhere without difficulty. Aside from the specifications mentioned above, it is worth to note that the device is also equipped with HP TrueVision HD Webcam, two USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ports, HDMI connection, and optional T-Mobile 4G connectivity.

The price of the HP Chromebook 14 starts at $250, and it will be $280 for the full HD model. In the United States, the computer will be available starting November 8, 2015.