We already covered the leak, and now we've got the confirmation we knew would come. HP has officially announced the HP Pavilion 14-c010us Chromebook. Quite the name, eh? Specs are unchanged from before, with 2GB of RAM, Intel's Celeron 847, a 16GB SSD, and that 14-inch 1366 x 768 display. The largest Chromebook yet comes with the same battery life as the Acer C7 (about 4.5 hours) and an extra pound of weight. Not much more to share till we get the hardware in our hands. 

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  • DudleyUC - Friday, February 8, 2013 - link

    It is very similar, only bigger, heavier, and more expensive (yet without better battery life). I'm confused...
  • lmcd - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - link

    SSD, though that probably added like $25 max to the BOM
  • ShieTar - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - link

    I want to say the switch from 320GB HDD to 16GB SSD added exactly $0 to the price. At least both options are priced around 30$ to 40$ if you buy them sepparately, so I don't see why HP should pay end-user prices for the SSD while being able to buy the HDD for significantly less than 10$.

    What might add to the price is a better case, in my experience the mechanical part of their notebooks is the part that HP really knows how to do right. Never had an Acer, so I have no Idea how they do on that front.
  • DudleyUC - Friday, February 8, 2013 - link

    This thing is worthless.
  • hmaarrfk - Friday, February 8, 2013 - link

    Totally agreed.

    Took me all of two seconds to find this
    Regular price at Dell $350

    CPU mark of the chromebook processor Celeron 847: 1046

    CPU mark of the Dell processor Celeron 1007U : 1591

    And the Dell is better in every aspect.....

    Personally, I don't understand why anybody would buy a chromebook other than it is probably easier to use for internet browsing purposes than a PC (then again, I would use a tablet for that....)
  • lmcd - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - link

    Well yes, this model, but no to the rejection of the Chromebook idea. It's a true netbook, and the ARM version is (now, with Netflix and PPAPI support) perfect.

    PNaCl will really make Chrome OS shine with true portability. I'm definitely looking hard at it to possibly develop for.
  • Hector2 - Friday, February 8, 2013 - link

    I just got a full-sized 15" Lenovo laptop with Win8 on sale for $280. Dual core 2.4GHz Celeron with 4GB of ram and 320GB HDD. Saw some $300-$350 low end, full size laptops by other OEMs there as well.

    Why get a Chromebook when you can have it all ?
  • Scannall - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - link

    There are a lot of deals out there. I just picked up an Acer V3 with the AMD A8-4500m (Trinity), 4 gig of ram and a 500 gig hard drive for $339 delivered. A lot more useful than a Chromebook. It even does decent at gaming. It can play SWTOR at high quality nice and smooth.

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