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HP launches Pavilion 14, its first ever Chromebook

Chrome OS-powered notebook bigger and heavier than any others on the market
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We’ve heard about HP’s Chrome OS-powered notebook for a little while now, but today the firm has officially unveiled the Pavilion 14, revealing it will be priced at $329.99.

HP’s first ever Chromebook is approximately 2-inches wider than any other currently on the market, and is powered by an Intel Celeron processor and Intel HD graphics.

Weighing in at just under four pounds, the HP Pavilion Chromebook is not only the biggest on the market, but also the heaviest. It includes a 16GB solid-sate drive, and comes with HDMI and USB 2.0 ports. There’s even an Ethernet jack – something that tends to be left off some of the latest Chrome OS devices.

"Google's Chrome OS is showing great appeal to a growing customer base," said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs, Printing and Personal Systems, HP. "With HP's Chromebook, customers can get the best of the Google experience on a full-sized laptop, all backed up by our service and brand."

The Pavilion’s battery is removable, but some may find the stated life of 4hrs and 15mins a little underwhelming.

The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook is available now in the US from HPDirect.com for $329.99. There is no word at the moment on a UK launch, but if and when it is released across the pond it’s likely to set you back between £210-£300.

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