Chromebooks don’t get a terribly large amount of press when released, especially in Australia, but this is a new way to launch a product. Reddit user Llachlanlikesathing posted on reddit about his experience trying to purchase the HP Chromebook 11, and it appears that he has managed to accidentally acquire an as yet unannounced model.
Lachlan was looking for a new Chromebook 11 and after some research, called his local JB Hifi store to enquire about stock levels. Once he got there though he found that the model they had in stock, was not the one he was looking at on the internet. The model he was looking at on-line, the HP Chromebook 11-1101 is apparently about to be replaced by a new model – the HP Chromebook 11-2001TU a variant that looks to be an 11.6″ screen miniature design of the Chromebook 14.
The specs on the box match almost what the Chromebook 11-1101 have, but Lachlan notes that the Chromebook is slightly more heavy and does not appear to have an IPS display due to poor viewing angles. He also said the OS is estimating the battery life as around 6 hours. Specs on the box include :
- 11.6″ Diagnoal HD.LED Display
- Exynos 5 Dual (5250) Application Processor
- 16GB eMMC
- 2048MB DDR3 SDRAM
- WLAN & Bluetooth
- Google Chrome OS
Lachlan looked up the Chromebook on the web and found the device on an internal HP website, which appears to be not accessible at the moment. But he did take screenshots which show the design in both the Coral and Turquoise colours of the Chromebook 14, although his new variant Chromebook 11 is white.
We’ve asked HP Australia for comment on the new HP Chromebook, and we’ll let you know what they have to say. But in the meantime, Lachlan has laid out his thoughts on the device in a hands-on video which you can see below: