tile-templateThink you know all there is to know about the HP Chromebook 14? Think again.

As is the case with Acer’s new C720, many of the “new” Chromebooks are being made available in various configurations. These marginally  more expensive iterations offer up more RAM, larger SSD sizes, 3G/4G LTE and, in the case of the Acer, there’s even talk of a touchscreen model.

But one variation of the HP Chromebook 14 will offer up the holy grail of Chromebook options: a backlit keyboard.

Only one Chrome OS device released thus far offers a backlit keyboard – and it’s the one most can’t afford: the Chromebook Pixel.

Precisely when the HP model sporting this long-sought feature will peek out is unknown. But as it was mentioned by the company themselves on their (now updated) mini-site for the device, one assumes that it will find its way out sooner rather than later.

Frustratingly, in the time between starting this draft (which was, admittedly, a few days ago) and publishing, HP has updated their Chromebook pages to accommodate the newer, smaller 11-inch model, with all mention of the 14-inch configuration options having since been removed.

Is a backlit keyboard on your list of wants from a Chrome OS portable?

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