HP Pavilion 11 Chromebook
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HP Pavilion 11 Chromebook
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- 75AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE15 ReviewsPC Mag90HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE)The HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE) builds upon a slim and stylish design with a mobile internet connection that frees the Chromebook from the limitations of Wi-Fi.Gizmodo80HP Chromebook 11 Review: Cheap and CheerfulThe HP CB11 is a solid low-end option. It's also a nice option for folks who like the idea of a tablet but can't bare the thought of a keyboardless second screen.ZDNetNot RatedHP Chromebook 11 hands on: Distraction-free writinYou charge up the Chromebook 11 with a microUSB charger so I can use that same charger to top off my Android and Windows Phone devices. Honestly, the ability to charge up a "laptop" device via standard microUSB is quite compelling to me as a person who tries to travel as light as possible.TechCrunch70HP Chromebook 11 ReviewWith its smooth, unmarked white plastic lid, you could mistake it for the white polycarbonate MacBook’s younger brother – but HP’s cute little Chrome OS notebook doesn’t quite fill those mighty big boots.AnandTech80HP Chromebook 11 ReviewHP got the mix nearly perfect with the Chromebook 11, with a faster CPU this wouldn’t just be a great machine for light use but likely the perfect entry-level notebook.PC Mag80HP Chromebook 11If you've been thinking about a Chromebook, HP's Chromebook 11 might be the one that sways you thanks to a slim and stylish design, lots of complimentary extras, and battery life to take you through the day.Ars Technica70Review: HPâ€™s $279 Chromebook 11 raises an admittHopefully one day soon we’ll be able to get a cheap Chromebook that’s reasonably fast and reasonably well-built, not just one or the other.Laptop Magazine60HP Chromebook 11 ReviewThe HP Chromebook 11 delivers a vibrant display and sleek design for less than $300, but you'll sacrifice some battery life and performance.PC World60HP Chromebook 11 review: Google gives the low endIt advances Google's Chrome OS platform not with what it does, but how it does it. It exudes style and even a bit of unapologetic Chromebook pride.Computerworld80HP Chromebook 11 review: Affordable style for lifeHP's Chromebook 11 is an excellent entry-level laptop for users who want to embrace Google's Chrome OS platform -- either as a full-time computing solution or as a supplementary system for around-the-house and travel-oriented use.CNET70HP Chromebook 11 review: A cleaner, more colorfulA fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet, especially for households that need a cheap no-frills Web-surfing Google Netbook. If you’re not thinking about productivity, though, you’re better off with a tablet.Engadget70HP Chromebook 11 review: is this $279 Chrome OS laIf you can move past the inherent limitations of a Chromebook, you have a great value on your hands. A well-built laptop with a bright IPS display and a decent keyboard for $279 is certainly worthy of a place on your comparison-shopping list.Laptop MagazineNot RatedHP Chromebook 11 Hands-on: Brilliant IPS Screen, EOverall, the HP Chromebook 11 looks like a sexy and solid option for the price–if you’re willing to live with Chrome OS’ limitations. But it will have some competition from the Windows side of the house. Right now you can get a touchscreen Asus laptop for just $329 in the Q200.CNETNot RatedHP Chromebook 11: A prettier $279 ChromebookThe whole affair feels like a older white or black plastic MacBook in miniature. It's definitely nice to hold and certainly eye-catching, but its plastic construction is more Netbook than rugged laptop. The large clickable trackpad feels comfortable, but the raised keyboard isn't backlit.Ars TechnicaNot RatedHands-on with the surprisingly nice $279 HP ChromeHP's Chromebook 11, at least at first glance, addresses many of the problems that come with laptops in that price range. It won't convince you that ChromeOS is worthwhile if you already know that it won't do what you need, but it's an ideal successor to last year's low-cost Chromebooks.EngadgetNot RatedGoogle announces HP Chromebook 11 for $279, we goGoogle said the HP Chromebook Pro 11 was inspired by the Pixel, but don't expect that notebook's pixel density here. The 11.6-inch IPS panel sports a 1,366 x 768 resolution-- but colors look bright and viewing angles are impressive.Pocket-Lint60HP Chromebook 11 reviewThe Chromebook 11 looks good, but poor performance and cheaper yet more advanced alternatives have us struggling to recommend this over other products on the market. The Chromebook is getting better, but it's still a long way from being a worthwhile investment as far as we're concerned.TechRadar90HP Chromebook 11 reviewIt's a quarter of the price of even the cheapest 11-inch MacBook Air and it's far more than a quarter as lovely. If Chrome OS could work for you, buy this laptop.TechRadarNot RatedHands on: HP Chromebook 11 reviewOverall, we really took to the Chromebook 11, which could well prove to be the first Chromebook that tempts us away from our catwalk dwelling ultrabooks to try something a bit different, honest and (whisper it) maybe even a bit sexy.LiliputingNot RatedHands-on with the HP Chromebook 11 (video)At first glance, the HP Chromebook 11 has the makings of a decent portable notebook. It’s thin, light, and has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display with good viewing angles.The VergeNot RatedGoogle's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleekThe Chromebook 11 is plastic, but Google says that it has a magnesium frame, which makes it stronger and more rigid. The laptop is strikingly light when you pick it up — it's weighs only 2.3 pounds — but it still feels solid and well built for the most part, with only a few creaks here and there.Expert Reviews80HP Chromebook 11 reviewCheap, well-built and with a great screen, if you want a laptop for mostly online work, this is a great choiceStuff80HP Chromebook 11 reviewChrome OS still has limits, but the great screen and eye-catching design help make this the best Chromebook yet.StuffNot RatedStuff gets hands-on with the HP Chromebook 11With a nice colour scheme, some clever design touches and the same charger as your phone (probably), this could well be the Chromebook that brings Chromebooks into the mainstream.
- 93AVERAGE USER SCORE4 ReviewsEngadget Reader90May 30, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!For the price and as a Chromebook this has exceeded my expectations.Engadget Reader100March 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!ChromeOS definitely has its limitations, but it also has its advantages. I can count on opening up my Chromebook and having it ready to go... It boots up in seconds, and as soon as it has booted up, it's ready to run at full speed (no lag while it updates this and that). HP got the form factor on this device perfect. It's small and light, its display is beautiful, its keyboard is comfortable, and its trackpad is a pleasure (almost as good as my four-figure-price-tag MBP, and incomparably better than my Lenovo laptop which cost me twice as much).I don't rely on my Chromebook as my only computer and, since I am a fairly intense computer user, I probably wouldn't want to try, but I am able to do an awful lot with my HP Chromebook 11, and it's a device that makes me really enjoy doing so. I've been putting it through its paces for the last several weeks and its gotten to the point where, unless I need to use a specific mac or windows program, I'm comfortable carrying it with me as my only computer. Any other potential buyers should definitely be aware of what ChromeOS' limitations (and its benefits)... but, I can promise that, when directed towards its strengths, the HP Chromebook 11 is very satisfying machine.Engadget Reader90December 7, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Perfect size/weight. I'm finally able to carry a computer with me to work every day without killing my back. It's great as a second computer, but definitely not enough power to use as a main machine - it slows down when more than a couple of tabs are active. The whole melting charger situation is unfortunate.Engadget Reader90October 23, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Before you read deeply into my review, I feel it appropriate to mention that I am a fan of Google and, each year, I develop this sort of symbiotic relationship with the companyâ€™s products. I am a teacher by profession, so I am innately attracted to anything as collaboration-friendly as Googleâ€™s Drive Suite of web apps. I mention this not to ward off readers or assert myself solidly in Googleâ€™s fan-camp. Rather, I want to contextualize this review in that it is being written from the perspective of someone who is deeply familiar and comfortable with Google apps. In fact, I genuinely prefer the Google Docs suite to Microsoft Office and iWork themselves (I know, sacrilege to many Iâ€™m sure). As such, the obstacles of learning Google apps are a non-factor for my review.Also worthy of mention, I am not a huge fan of HP. I have been burned by HP products in the past many times, so I typically analyze their products with a cold heart despite the fact that I pride myself in my honest attempts to evaluate people, situations and products objectively.That said, I instantly fell in love with the HP 11 Chromebook. HP, I feel, really pulled out all of the stops when it came to the design and functionality of this laptop.BUILD CONSTRUCTIONFirst, I would like to mention the build construction. Chromebooks in general (I now have a personal and a work Chromebook) have some of my favorite keyboards I have ever used. My other laptop is a 2011 MacBook Pro, and I am a fan of the Apple island-keyboards. This keyboard is comparable to Appleâ€™s keyboard in design and layout (though, I feel the extra-wide ctrl and alt keys give the Chrome layout a leg-up). However, and this could be more of a placebo effect or testament to the mileage my MBPâ€™s keyboard has amassed, I feel the HP 11â€™s keys are more satisfying to press. The keys are tight and depress in a significant way that is tactilly pleasing to me. In addition, the computerâ€™s hinge is tight and the display is gorgeous.Another note: I can compare this to the silver Samsung Chromebook as I have a work-issued silver Chromebook, and the computer feels much more solid in my hands. The rounded corners of the bottom of the keyboard feel better against my wrists as I type. The smooth-eggshell finish is also pleasant when compared to the Samsungâ€™s rougher finish. I love the silver Samsung Chromebook - I would happily use that as my everyday computer - but the HP 11 feels luxurious in comparison.DISPLAYSpeaking of display, the HP 11 has a fantastic display. The colors are deep and vibrant and the PPI density of the display rivals the displays in computers that cost much more than this device. The display is clearly not retina (there happens to be a number of retina displays in my home), but it is close enough to where any desire for a retina display is purely cosmetic, not functional.SPEED AND FEATURESThis computerâ€™s speed is fantastic. I timed the boot cycle from its off state to being ready to access the internet, and the time clocked in at about nine seconds. The computer offers a fast boot that rivals high-end computers that cost much more than this device.In addition, functionality with pre-loaded Google Apps is superb. The HP 11, when compared with the Samsung (classic silver) Chromebook literally sitting next to it, has its keystrokes register faster with Google Docs. I canâ€™t tell if this would be the result of a better/more updated wireless card or sheer luck, but there was a noticeable difference between the lag time in typing to Docs on one device over another. For informationâ€™s sake, both computers were connected to a 5.0 GHz wireless N router.The only gripe I have in regards to speed would be the speed of the internal webcam. When taking my profile picture and, later, testing the Google Hangouts video call quality, there was noticeable lag at many points. It would eventually â€œcatch upâ€ with me, but would later lapse into lagging moments later. Itâ€™s not the worst webcam I have ever experienced but definitely the worst of this current decade.Other than that, the OS is quick and responsive. The fast boot and seamless navigation of the OS make for a nice end user experience.BATTERY LIFEThe battery has worked for about five hours and fifty-three minutes (3:10 to 9:03) before I needed to plug it in, which I felt was a marked improvement over my 2011 MacBook. Please note that this was with default display brightness settings, so it might have been possible to squeeze additional time out of the computer with a lower display brightness. Granted 5:53 is not Haswell MacBook Air territory, but it is still impressive. Not to mention, the fact that the computer charges from what is essentially a phone charger opens up a number of creative charging options. I tested the Chromebookâ€™s ability to charge off of my Anker external battery and it worked fine. The option to charge off of a portable external battery is an option that other laptops - and even other Chromebooks - do not offer.PORTABILITYOf course, the eleven inch size in the display makes the HP 11 perfectly balanced for portability and functionality. The keyboard is full-size, which is important, but the screen is a good size and the device itself weighs about two pounds. The computer is easy to carry and provides many of the conveniences one would associate with a netbook; however, with a wonderfully laid-out keyboard, the HP 11 suffers none of a netbookâ€™s drawbacks. Overall, unless a user has very particular tastes and is looking for very specific features, it would be difficult to find a computer that is as portable as the HP 11. As mentioned earlier, the ability for this computer to draw a charge from an Anker external battery would allow for much more mobile computing potential than a Haswell-equipped MacBook Air.So, in all, the HP 11 is a strong addition to any electronics line-up. With a price point of $279, itâ€™s not too difficult to justify the cost for a fully-functional, pleasant and stylish computer. Personally, I wish this computer existed when I was in college when I paid $1000 + for a Compaq Presario running a Celeron processor. However, if it wasnâ€™t for that Compaq, I never would have been able to fully grasp how far the HP family has come in producing quality computers at a price that doesnâ€™t break the average wallet. This is a genuinely good product. Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful relationship between Chrome OS and HP, especially when the end product is as great as this.
1366 x 768
MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
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