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HP announces new Chromebooks, including one with an AMD chip


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CES 2019 is turning out to be an excellent event for PC makers to announce new Chromebooks. In addition to new Chromebooks from Acer and Asus, HP has joined the party with some new models as well.

As with Acer, HP is launching one of the first Chromebooks that will have AMD processors inside, rather than chips from Intel.

The new model of the HP Chromebook 14 (via Digital Trends) will be available with either AMD’s A4 or the A6 series of processors inside, along with either Radeon R4 or R5 GPUs. It will have a 14-inch 1,366 x 768 display with a 180-degree hinge, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of SSD storage.

The HP Chromebook 14 will weigh 3.40 pounds and have a top battery life of 9 hours and 15 minutes. It will go on sale later in January for the pretty reasonable starting price of $269.

HP hasn’t forgotten about Chromebook fans who want some more power. It also announced the HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 today as part of its CES reveals. It will have Intel’s 8th generation Pentium, Core i3, i5, or i7 CPUs inside, depending on which model you want. It has 16GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage. You can expect a 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen display with a full 360-degree hinge, which allows it to be used as a large tablet. It will weight 3.7 pounds and have an excellent battery life of up to 13 hours.

The HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 will also go on sale sometime in January, but the company has yet to reveal a starting price for this higher-end Chromebook.





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