Oct 8 2013, 8:54am CDT | by Gene Ryan Briones
Google has announced another Chromebook that will be added to its portfolio. The Mountain View-based technology giant is working once again with HP to come up with a cheaper laptop called the Chromebook 11. Not to be mistaken with HP's Chromebook 14, the Chromebook 11 is cheaper at just $279, and it's now available in the U.S. and U.K., via Best Buy, Amazon, and Google Play. Google plans to expand the availability of the laptop in the holiday season.
The Chromebook 11 features an 11.6-inch IPS display that is capable of 176-degree viewing angles, presumably making it suitable for watching videos even in odd angles. Google and HP also designed the laptop to be lighter, just 2.3 pounds, and very portable, thanks to its support for USB charging. That means that you can also charge your Android phone or tablet.
The Chromebook 11 is also made to please your ears, as its speakers are strategically placed under the keyboard to produce a clearer and direct sound. And, lastly, since it's Google, expect Google apps to be deeply integrated into the device. It even comes witha 60-day free trail of Google Play Music All Access and two year's worth of free 100GB Google Drive cloud storage.
Gene Ryan Briones
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.
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