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HP rivals Acer with Tegra K1-powered Chromebook 14

Also outs Windows 8.1 Envy x2 and Pavillion x2 devices
Fri Sep 05 2014, 11:14

HP HAS FOLLOWED in the footsteps of rival Acer with the launch of a Nvidia Tegra K1 Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 14.

Much like Acer's Chromebook 13, HP's latest Chrome OS laptop is powered by Nvidia's Tegra K1 processor, giving the device over eight hours of battery life. The Chromebook 14 has a 14in 1366x758 resolution display, measures 1.78cm thick and tips the scales at slightly more than 1.7kg.

HP Chromebook 14 with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor

HP will offer the Chromebook 14 with its HP Datapass service, allowing users to connect it to a 3G mobile broadband connection, with 250MB per month data thrown in for free each month.

The HP Chromebook 14 also comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage along with an additional 100GB at Google Drive, either 2GB or 4GB of DDR3L RAM, 2x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, Superspeed USB 3.0 support and an HD webcam.

The HP Chromebook 14 will be available in a range of garish colours, including sorbet orange, ocean turquoise, neon green and smoke silver. It will go on sale in the UK next month, with pricing starting from £229.

HP also announced the Envy x2 and Pavillion x2 this week, both of which arrive runningg Windows 8.1 as opposed to Google's Chrome OS.

The HP Envy Z2 has an Intel Core M processor, and will be available with 13.3in and 15.6in screens. The device also features a Surface Pro 3-style kickstand, either a 256GB or 500GB hard drive, and integrated Beats Audio technology.

The HP Pavillion x2 is two-in-one device, comprising a 10in Windows tablet and a detatchable keyboard. The device is powered by an Intel Atom processor, and boasts an 11.75 hour battery life.

The HP Envy x2 will be available in the UK from mid-October priced from £599, while the Pavillion x2 will arrive next month with a starting price of £279. µ


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