HP's Affordable Next Generation Chromebook Gets Premium Makeover With High Resolution Displays and Playful Colors

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Oct 19, 2015 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the HP Chromebook14 to offer customers a premium experience with high resolution displays and long battery life in thin, colorful designs.

"HP is delivering new premium features that customers want on Chromebooks to create amazing experiences at an affordable price," said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP. "We are excited to offer the new HP Chromebook 14 to give customers fun and function with a fresh color palette, bright displays and great battery life in thin, stylish and affordable designs."

New Colorful Chromebooks
Building on the success of its previous generation Chromebooks™, the HP Chromebook 14 is designed to bring remarkable experiences to customers. Offered in Turbo Silver and Sky Blue,(2) the HP Chromebook 14 starts at 3.94 pounds(3) and is 17.8 millimeters thin delivering up to 9 hours and 15 minutes of battery life with HD display.(4)

The 14-inch diagonal optional Full HD IPS(5) display looks great from any angle and the high-definition (HD)(6) display gives customers an amazing Chrome experience. Customers can use apps like Hulu or Netflix to stream video content right to the screen. For customers who want to view content on a larger screen, they can simply stream from their Chromebook to the TV in their living room with Google Chromecast.(7)

The fanless design enables the HP Chromebook14 to run quiet and is equipped with an Intel® Celeron® N2840 processor for fast internet access.(8) Included with the Chromebook is a complimentary 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage for two years, giving customers plenty of space to store, share and collaborate on documents with Google Apps.(9)

Chromebooks and connectivity go hand in hand so the new HP Chromebook 14 comes with 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes(1) to keep customer connected when in flight. In addition, the customers will receive three free Google Play movie rentals(10) and 90 days of free Google Play music.(11)

Customers will get plenty of ports to enjoy great connectivity with one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and a micro SD card reader. The HP Chromebook 14 supports a HP Sleep and Charge port via a USB 3.0 port for charging devices on the go.

Chrome at Work and School
Specifically designed for Small Medium Businesses (SMB) and educational customers who need secure and manageable devices that are easy to deploy, HP is offering the HP Chromebook 14 G4 in Turbo Silver. The Chromebook 14 G4 has built-in features such as multi-layered security, console-based management and enhanced virtualization and VPN connectivity for workplaces and classrooms. It is the first Chromebook to be verified for Citrix® Receiver 1.8 for Chrome, enabling access to applications, desktops and data easily and securely.(12) In addition to using the cloud infrastructure with Google Drive,(9) students and SMBs can also take advantage of up to 32 GB eMMC internal(13) storage to store documents or videos locally. Optional HP Care Packs(14) offer customers confidence in their investment beyond the one year standard limited warranty offerings.

Pricing and Availability(15)

  • The HP Chromebook14 is expected to be available in the United States at www.hp.com/go/chromebooks and select retailers on November 8, 2015 starting at $249.99. The Full HD HP Chromebook 14 starts at $279.99.
  • The HP Chromebook 14 G4 is expected to be available in the United States in October starting at $279.

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(1) In order to redeem the offer you must be on a Gogo-enabled domestic US flight. Must activate offer by 12/31/2015, any unused passes expire on 12/31/2016. Available in the US only. See www.chromebook.com/goodies for more information.
(2) Colors vary by region.
(3) Actual weight will vary by configuration.
(4) Testing conducted by HP using Google Chrome OS power LoadTest. Battery life will vary and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing for test details.
(5) Full high-definition (FHD) content required to view FHD images.
(6) High-definition (HD) content required to view HD images.
(7) Chromecast device sold separately. Subscriptions may be required to access certain content. Performance of certain Chromecast features, services and applications depends on the device you use with Chromecast and your internet connection. Certain features, services and applications may not be available in all areas.
(8) Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
(9) The 100GB Google Drive offer is tied to this device and non-transferable; if returned, the extra storage will be revoked. In order to redeem, you will need to be on Chrome OS 23 or later. Internet access is required and not included. Additional information about storage plan refunds, renewals, cancellations and expiration is available at the Google website: https://support.google.com/Chromebook/answer/2703646?hl=en E
(10) Offer available on select movie titles only. See www.chromebook.com/goodies for more information.
(11) Must redeem by 1/31/2016. After 90 days the free trial will auto-renewal to monthly billing ($9.99 per month) unless you cancel the subscription. See www.chromebook.com/goodies for more information.
(12) Citrix® Receiver may be downloaded separately and can be utilized for customers who have already purchased Citrix XenDesktop.
(13) For storage drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. 5.1 GB of the eMMC are dedicated/allocated to the OS and OS partitions.
(14) HP Care Packs are sold separately. Service levels and response times for HP Care Packs may vary depending on your geographic location. Service starts on date of hardware purchase. Restrictions and limitations apply. For details, visit www.hp.com/go/cpc. HP services are governed by the applicable HP terms and conditions of service provided or indicated to Customer at the time of purchase. Customer may have additional statutory rights according to applicable local laws, and such rights are not in any way affected by the HP terms and conditions of service or the HP Limited Warranty provided with your HP Product.
(15) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may vary.

Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Chromebook, Chrome OS, Google Drive, Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

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