HP 2014 Chromebooks
HP announced their updated Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 at IFA on Friday. They announced pricing and availability for the US, but we were waiting on HP Australia to see if these updated models will reach Australia. HP Australia has advised that the new Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 will indeed be arriving in Australia, reaching stores early next month. No pricing has been released at this stage, but we expect to see more information on pricing when stock is heading to stores.

The specs include an update to the Samsung Exynos processor on the Chromebook 11 to an Intel Celeron based processor, and an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor powering the Chromebook 14. There’s been a number of options for 3G/LTE connectivity given on the US site, but as with all Chromebooks hitting Australia so far, we don’t expect to see these options in Australia unfortunately. Specs wise, the new Chromebooks will have :

Chromebook 11 Chromebook 14
Screen 11″ 1366 x 768 resolution Display 14″ 1366 x 768 resolution Display
Processor Intel® Celeron® N2830Processor (2.16GHz, 1M L2 Cache) NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor
RAM On-board 2GB 1333MHz DDR3L SDRAM
or
On-board 4GB 1333MHz DDR3L SDRAM
On-board 2GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
or
On-board 4GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Storage 16GBeMMC + 100GBGoogle Drive Storage 16GBeMMC
or
32GB M.2 SSD
+ 100GBGoogle Drive Storage
Connectivity Intel 2×2 802.11ac – WLAN and Bluetooth®
Intel 2×2 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN +Bluetooth®
HP M.2 3042-S3 LTE/HSPA – +Mobile Broadband Module
2×2 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth®
HP M.2 3042-S3 LTE/HSPA + Mobile Broadband Module
HP cr3124 HSPA + Mobile Broadband Module
Optional: WWAN
Camera Front facing HP TrueVisionHD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Ports •SuperSpeed USB 3.0
• USB 2.0 port
• HDMI
• Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
• SuperSpeed USB 3.0
• 2x USB 2.0 ports
• HDMI port
• AC Smart Pin adapter plug
• Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
Battery 3-cell 36WHr lithium-ion polymer battery, offering 8.25 hours of battery life 3-cell 37WHr lithium-ion polymer battery is included, with up to 8.25 hours of battery life
Dimensions 30.0×20.57×2.045cm @ 1.283kg 34.4×24.0×1.78cm @ 1.715kg
OS ChromeOS

The Chromebook 11 will be available in Ocean Turquoise and Snow White colour options, while the Chromebook 14 will come in Twinkle Black or Snow White with options for Smoke Silver, Sorbet Orange, Ocean Turquoise or Neon Green colour highlights.

Chromebook 11

Chromebook 14

We’ll be talking to HP Australia in the lead-up to the launch, but if HP decide on a soft launch – as we saw with the last model – then be sure to let us know.

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Brad
Brad
5 years ago

Turned off immediately I saw the crap resolution!

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Brad
5 years ago

Lack of 1080P is a bit of a downer. Perhaps next generation.

Charlie
Charlie
5 years ago

Can you upgrade the SSD in the 11inch version?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Charlie
5 years ago

Not 100% sure. Have to get hands-on to check.

Jez
Jez
5 years ago

Again, No full HD! I want one with a great screen. Why not the 1080 version for Australia?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Jez
5 years ago

No 1080P version on the OS model yet either – probably Gen 4 (this is Gen 3).

Ray
Ray
5 years ago

These look damn nice. Will be keeping an eye out. I’ve been wanting to buy a Chromebook for a while now – just waiting for something reasonable to come out.

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  Ray
5 years ago

What size are you after? There’s quite a few decent ones coming with 1080P resolution as well as touch screens 4GB RAM – all things I recommend on a Chromebook.

Ray
Ray
Reply to  Daniel Tyson
5 years ago

The res is a bit of a let down, otherwise I thought they looked pretty good.

What’s a good 1080p one you might recommend? Preferably around the 13/14″ screen size.