Ok, we think we got this. There’s definitely updated HP Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 models arriving in Australia, but after double checking with HP Australia, we’ve been able to nail down the specs, model #’s and pricing for the Chromebooks dropping next month.
For a start, the Chromebook 14 will not have a FullHD screen, this was an unfortunate wording error in the press release. The screen resolution for both the Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 will be 1366×768.
There will be only one model of the Chromebook 11, released in Snow White with 2GB of RAM priced at $399. There will be four models of Chromebook 14, delineated by colour – Smoke Silver and Sorbet Orange- with two models coming with 2GB of RAM for $399, and two models coming with 4GB of RAM for $499.
We’ve confirmed the exact processors and speeds they will arrive with as well, the Chromebook 11 will come with an Intel Celeron n2830 Bay Trail-M processor, manufactured on the 22nm process, and clocked at 2.16GHz. The Chromebook 14 will come with the Quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 ‘Logan’ CD570M processor, clocked at 2.1GHz. This version of the Tegra K1, as we’ve been asked a couple of times is NOT the 64-bit version.
Full Specs, including processor speeds:
|Chromebook 11||Chromebook 14|
|Screen||11.6-inch diagonal HD LED-backlit Display (1366×768)||14.0-inch diagonal HD AntiGlare WLED-backlit Display|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® N2830 Processor (2.16GHz, 1M L2 Cache)||Nvidia® Logan® CD570M (2.1GHz) Quad-core|
|Graphics||Shared UMA Graphics||UMA Graphics|
|RAM||On-board 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Max supported = 2GB (memory slot not user accessible)
|2GB or 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Memory expansion slot not user upgradeable
|Storage||16GB eMMC + Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards – Bonus 100GB Google Drive Storage offer||16GB eMMC + 100GB Google Drive Storage offer|
|Connections||1x USB 2.0(Front-facing)
VGA Webcam with integrated digital microphoneHeadphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
1x HDMI v1.4 output
|1x USB 3.0 2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI v1.4 output
Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
(Front-facing) HP TrueVision HD Webcam with integrated digital microphone
|Speakers||Dual Stereo Speakers||Dual Speakers|
|Wireless||2×2 802.11 ac WLAN and Bluetooth® 4.0||2×2 802.11 ac WLAN and Bluetooth® 4.0|
|Battery||3-cell 36WHr lithium-ion polymer battery||3-cell 37WHr lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Dimensions||2.045 cm (H) x 30.0 cm (W) x 20.57 cm (D) @ 1.283 Kg||1.78 cm (H) x 34.4 cm (W) x 24.0 cm (D) @ 1.715kg|
|Pricing||HP Chromebook 11-2101TU (Snow White) – $399||HP Chromebook 14-X004TU (Smoke Silver with 2GB RAM) – $399
HP Chromebook 14-X003TU (Smoke Silver with 4GB RAM) – $449
HP Chromebook 14-X001TU (Sorbet Orange with 2GB RAM) – $399
HP Chromebook 14-X002TU (Sorbet Orange with 4GB RAM) – $449
The Chromebooks will arrive at retail in October, let us know if you see them instore before the ‘official’ announcement.