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HP’s Colourful New Chromebook Priced At $299, Available ‘Soon’

More details on the forthcoming Chromebook from HP has been revealed – including its price.

The folks over at The Verge were lucky enough to get a (rather brief) look at the 14″ wonder and found it to feel solid if plastic-y but not ‘bargain basement’.

But the most noticeable thing about the Chromebook 14 are it’s looks.

Colour is clearly the tech trend of choice in tech products of late – cf: Nokia’s Lumia series, Google’s rainbow of Moto X choices, and even Apple’s newly launched iPhone 5C are all sporting multiple colour personalities. HP, not wanting their new devices to look old-hat, have elected to jump aboard the rainbow bandwagon.

Chromebook 14 - Orange

The HP Chromebook 14 in Orange

The HP Chromebook 14 will be available in a choice of three colours, all of which, as is par-for-the-course in tech, have rather flowery descriptions:

  • Snow White
  • Coral Peach
  • Ocean Turquoise

Specs & Price

All of the new Chromebooks announced at the Intel Developer Forum will sport new Intel Haswell processors. These offer better mobile performance and much longer battery life. The precise clock-speeds for each device, including this C14, are currently unknown.

But we do know a few other bits of information. The C14 will come with:

  • 16GB SSD (+ 100GB Google Drive storage offer)
  • 1x HDMI
  • 1x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.0

HP reps also told The Verge that buyers will get 200MB of free T-Mobile 4G data each month for two years. I’d wager that this will be a US-only offer – so don’t get too excited by this.

Price-wise the C14 won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either. The Chromebook 14 will sell for $299 (US) and is expected to see release near the ‘holiday period’.

Image Credit: The Verge