This might please the very few who have an interest in Chrome OS. HP Australia has announced that you can go and buy the HP Chromebook 14 – the first Chromebook running on an Intel Haswell processor – right now as it has just launched in Australia.
The Chromebook 14 features a 14-inch diagonal HD display, a 16GB solid-state drive, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, and HDMI output. It also has the option to add 3G and 4G data support, so you can work on the go.
The small storage drive is predominantly because they want you to store most of your files in the cloud, on Google Drive; and Google will provide customers with 100GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years.
For those who don’t know what a Chromebook is: they are the equivalent of netbooks. As such, they can handle web apps and light processing tasks. Since it runs Chrome OS, most of the applications are pretty much web applications. However, there are some good alternatives out there – such as Office with Google Drive.
The Chromebook 14 is available now at selected retailers for $499.