Google has unveiled the next Chromebook called the Chromebook 11 with a price tag of $279 that comes to approx Rs. 17,300. This laptop is available in different colors and interestingly is powered by same hardware that is used on mobile devices – smartphones/tablets.

The Chromebook 11 is powered by Dual core Exynos processor (Samsung 5250 GAIA) that powers many handsets and tablets. And since this laptop houses a mobile processor it can be easily charged using the standard micro USB port.

This Chromebook is also available in 4G version the price has not yet been disclosed. ┬áThe screen (not a touchscreen) is 11.6 inches with 16:9 aspect ratio supporting 1366×769 pixels and having a very good viewing angle.

The Chromebook 11 weighs about 1.04 kg and is 17.6mm thick. It houses the browser-based operating system (Chrome) with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (SSD). For input there is the chrome keyboard and click-able touch-pad. Other features are Magnesium chassis, 2xUSB port, micro SIM slot that supports 3G (4G version also available), micro USB for charging, video out port, headphone/ mic jack, Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0.

Google HP Chromebook 11

The battery (capacity unknown) gives continuous usage time of up to 6 hours. The laptop is powered by a mobile processor that is efficient, powerful and consumes less power. This also helps make the Chromebook 11 a silent laptop (fan-less design).

The Google HP Chromebook 11 for $279, not sure when it will hit the Indian stores.

Published by Gogi Rana

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  1. Sir,
    I have a laptop which 2.2 ghz intel 2nd gen core i3 and 750 mb of graphics and 2 Gbs of Ram.I want to increase its gaming capabilties what should I upgrade ram or GPU or both
    Rply sir

  2. Even from the pictures, it is quite clear that Google want you to use this as a kind of assistant device for your Android phone or tablet.
    It may have the following advantages
    1)You can use this to take advantage of a land-line connection via an ethernet port. Landline broadband costs are still much cheaper for those who have heavy downloading needs. Chrome, being a much lighter, more uncomplicated OS, will probably offer a much more hassle-free and secure internet experience than Windows. And Android devices are usually without Ethernet facility.
    2) You can watch movies over a bigger screen. The display is likely to be very nice with great viewing angles which is difficult to get at any price point with Windows PCS let alone under 20 k
    3) You can probably sync this with your android phone or tablet and google services and google play in ways that are less intuitive or even impossible if you use a Windows PC
    4) The specs are probably quite good enough for Chrome. You may get better specs on a Windows PC at this point but Windows being more power-hungry will probably run less speedily even with those better specs than Chrome will on these specs.
    5) 6 hours backup may be average for a tablet but very acceptable for a notebook. Notebooks giving you 10 hours or more on a single charge usually cost at least 5 k more.
    6) Apparently, Google has done some work on making Chrome far more useful offline which used not to be the case in earlier editions
    7) Build quality will probably at least ensure that you don’t have to hide your PC every time guests come to your house, like you sometimes have to do with Dell

    Overall this seems like an especially nice complement to their android device for those people who passionately hate Microsoft(and gogi’s blog seems to be full of them!)

    For the rest of us, the primary concern is this:
    When you buy a Windows PC, you can do anything on it. Never have to worry about dongle compatibility or any such nonsense, you can do programming, you can use it offline quite unrestrictedly, you get safe and large capacity hd drives, not the faster but still unstable and limited ssd storage, extensive third-party support means that you will still be discovering new uses for your pc, two to three years later, however clumsy it may be. And Microsoft will support it forever. All this means value for money. With Google and Chrome especially, all of the above is unlikely because Google have failed to make this OS popular. Not much third party software or hardware support. It is not even very sure that Google are all that serious about Chrome as they are about Android to go on supporting it. All this makes us concerned to spend good money on such a device. But on the other hand it is only 17 k(probably destined to drop another couple of ks over a few months) Considering that some Gionee Gionee Yes Papa phones retail at that price, maybe this is not such a bad deal.

  3. This will not do the purpose of a laptop. 4-6 inch screen devices are good since usually we prefer and can eazily view it from a distance of -20-60cm. With the weight over 1.2 kg unless we put in a table operating it is very difficult also there will be atleast 70-100 cm. Viewing it will be very annoying for almost all for a long time so laptop usage(watching movies, professional-office use) atleast a >14inch above screen size is preferable and for internet and mail it can be used but even it could be done with a 5 inch phablet or 7 inch tablet much eazier and more conveniently. this is my personal opinion after using a 15.6 inch laptop, 7 inch tablet, a 5inch phone and a 11.6 inch net book.

  4. But I doubt the Chromebook is a success model ever. Hardly anyone will prafer to use laptop for internet/cloud storage purpose only…!!!

  5. but gogi, for 18k or 19k you can buy notebook with, 15′ screen, 350hd, dvd drive and more powerfull intel atom dualcore or pdc processor with option to expandable RAM. For a notebook which is using mobile cpu, chipset battery life (6 hr) seems very low.. What u say gogi?

    1. Bro it has Chrome OS and its used mostly for web browsing! So its not really necessary to use a powerful chip here.