HP 2014 Chromebooks
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.

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Iain Simmons

Wait, so no 32GB of storage on the 4GB RAM versions of the 14?


Why would anyone pay $400 or $500 for one of these when you can buy a laptop for the same price? The main appeal of a Chromebook is a cheaper price, isn’t it, as you can run Chrome in Windows or linux?

Iain Simmons

And the SSD, ‘light’ OS, both adding to a very quick boot up. You obviously benefit more when heavily invested in Chrome and everything else Google in the cloud.

But yes, getting to the higher end of the ‘netbook’ spectrum.

Interested to see how the newly announced Windows 8 netbooks will be when they arrive in Oz. Hopefully the competition will just drive the prices down for everything/everyone.


And because a Chromebook would be more reliable and easier to use for non-computer enthusiasts. A *very* important consideration for a lot of people, including those that have to do tech support!