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Touchscreen HP Chromebook 14 G3 Goes on Sale in US for $440

Santa’s Chromebook workshop may have run out of cogs and wires for the high sought after Toshiba Chromebook 2, but it hasn’t been idle: a new touchscreen version of the third-generation HP Chromebook 14 is now available to buy in the US.

HP announced a new wave of 14-inch Chromebooks back in September/October, kitting them out with Nvidia’s (rather poorly received) Tegra K1 processor and adding a raft of fancy color options. At the time of their launch it said buyers could expect a touchscreen model with full-HD display to arrive a few months later.

Here we are ‘a  few months later’ and the company quietly delivered on its word, introducing the HP Chromebook 14-x050nr to its online store.

“Double the Storage”

HP originally told us it would arrive with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC flash storage and retail at $429.99. The actual product available to buy today is marginally different.

You still get 4GB RAM for your money, but doubles the storage to 32GB. As a result of the spec bump the model is now $10 more expensive than originally billed and retails at $439.99 in the US.

HP Chromebook 14 G3 (Touch) Specifications:

Inside you’ll find Google’s favourite processor (the Nvidia Tegra K1, announced as a CPU module for Project Ara and powering the Nexus 9 in its 64-bit version. While the K1 is not quite the powerhouse that Nvidia’s carefully orchestrated demonstrations presented it as it is still a capable engine suitable for most folks computing needs.

  • Nvidia Tegra K1 CPU (A15, Quad-core, 2.3GHz)
  • 4GB RAM (soldered) 
  • Nvidia Kepler GPU (192 CUDA cores)
  • 32GB eMMC storage
  • Full HD WLED Backlit Touchscreen @ 1920×1080
  • 8.5 hour battery life
  • 1x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
  • Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • HD Webcam

For the full spec sheet see this link.

Buy the HP Chromebook 14 G3 Touch

US readers can bag the Chromebook directly from HP today: 

Buy the HP Chromebook 14-x050nr

Don’t need touch? A standard 14-inch model with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage retails for $299.99.

We’ve reached out to HP for more information, including international release plans. Who knows, with it being the season of good will, they may even reply! ;)