HP Chromebook Confirmed: Available Now For $329by Jason Inofuentes on February 7, 2013 10:23 PM EST
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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luv2liv - Friday, February 8, 2013 - linkat that price, i would just get a netbook with bettery cpu, more ram, much much larger storage, and works offline.
this HP should be priced around $150-$180
extide - Friday, February 8, 2013 - linkA netbook will not have a better cpu... You'd be looking at an Atom, and the Celly 847 is basically a super neutered sandy bridge chip, and even as cut down as it is, it would be faster than an Atom, or AMD's Atom equivalent.
strata8 - Friday, February 8, 2013 - linkAn 11" netbook with an E2-1800 has slightly better CPU/GPU performance and can be found for the same price with better specs.
Roland00Address - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - linkThe Celeron 847 is the slowest sandybridge, the e2-1800 is the second fastest zacate processor (there is an e2-2000 which is 50 mhz faster than the e2-1800)
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit avg 2332.5
Passmark score of 850
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit avg: 2865
Passmark score of 1046
For more info see here
So in sum the 847 is about 20% faster than the e2-1800 for cpu tasks. The celeron is intels slowest sandybridge 17w celeron, the newest sandybridge 17w celeron is called 887 and it is clocked at 1.5 ghz (36% higher clock speed). Intel is also now selling 17w ivybridge celerons and the fastest of those is 1037U which is clocked at 1.8 ghz (63% higher clock speed and small ipc improvements going from sandybridge to ivybridge.)
The reason you should wan't a chromebook is that you can't do anything on it. It is a very limited device, this is its second greatest strength (hard to get malware and such) and its greatest weakness. The only other strength for chromebooks is price and you can get a real windows laptop that is much better for $350.
jabber - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - link"The reason you should wan't a chromebook is that you can't do anything on it. It is a very limited device, this is its second greatest strength (hard to get malware and such) and its greatest weakness. The only other strength for chromebooks is price and you can get a real windows laptop that is much better for $350. "
Hmmm well I've been using a Samsung Chromebook for the past two weeks and I would have to disagree about not being able to do anything on it.
I have used it solidly and have still perfectly been able to manage my business, do my accounts, email and browsing from it. All the usual wordprocessing and spreadsheets work just fine.
Oh and I can use it perfectly okay when not connected to the web. However, as most of us carry a smartphone with 3G tethering these periods are very rare.
The ChromeOS will be a very BIG thing. Google just hasn't started pushing it yet. It's still pretty much a open beta right now.
Once they do, it's going to Hit MS/Apple and anyone who can't be bothered with Linux and its command line BS really hard. (yes I know its based on linux but it removes all the fiddly crap from it that hardly anyone needs).
The OS for the masses has finally arrived.
andrewaggb - Monday, February 11, 2013 - linkCan it run eclipse/visual studio/some ide or photoshop/gimp/something or develop android apps? Pretty certain the answer is no to all of those things.
What about DLNA media playback? I suspect this may work but I don't know.
Do any printers/scanners and stuff work?
jabber - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - link"Can it run eclipse/visual studio/some ide or photoshop/gimp/something or develop android apps? Pretty certain the answer is no to all of those things."
And what percentage exactly of the general computing population actual do any of that stuff to any degree?
I think you'll find its quite a small percentage compared to those that just browse, use Facebook and do the odd letter, invoice and accounts spreadsheet.
For the general person who isn't into video editing/major visual manipulation and major application development it works pretty well.
I can play vids from my QNAP via the twonky server/browser.
Oh and printers work. I've printed stuff from my Chromebook to my non cloud approved laser printer.
GotThumbs - Friday, February 8, 2013 - linkWhen will Chrome books have AMD APU's?
I would expect the APU to lower in cost and better in performance.
Great price/tool for those with only basic needs: email, web-browsing, FBing or G+
Roland00Address - Saturday, February 9, 2013 - linkBecause Intel can make the cpus cheaper than AMD. The list price of all the celerons ulvs is $87 dollars but no oem ever pays that amount for said cpus. All these celeron sandybridge cpus are rejects. If anything is wrong with the cpu, for example some of the cache doesn't work, some of the gpu doesn't work, it can't hit a target ghz in a certain voltage or tdp range then it becomes a crappy celeron.
An intel i7-2677 has 4 megs of cache, 1.8 ghz base, 2.9 ghz turbo, and 12 execution units.
A celeron 847 has 2 megs of cache, 1.1 ghz, and 6 execution units.
If any of cpus fail any of those 4 tests, yet the chip still works they can resell it at a celeron. They can sell this chip at any price above "manufacturing" cost and it still be worth it for they are not taking a loss of said cpu. The i3 to i7s pay the research and foundry costs. The celerons and pentiums allow intel to salvage cpus and trim the waste budget.
Intel sandybridge dual core mobile die size is about 131mm2, Intel Ivybridge dual core mobile die size is about 94mm2. AMD trinity dual module (quad core) mobile die size is 246mm2. I have not see news about AMD having a single module die being made, it would make sense to me if they do have this but I have seen no news about this.
Intel can sell salvage cpus at a profit for their manufacturing cost is a lot cheaper than amd, and thus they can just undercut amd and still make a profit.
ShieTar - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - link1) Buy a Lenovo Ideapad N586 for about the same price as above ChromeBook.
2) Install Chrome yourself. There you go.
The only downside is: No SSD. Not sure how important that is, if the browser is the only piece of software you ever use.
Instead you get a bigger screen and a full keyboard. Hell, for just a bit over 400$, HP will sell you a 17'' Pavillion with a 1600x900 screen resolution. 350$ really seems too much for what little this ChromeBook can do, even for people which don't need to do more.