HP to launch Chromebook laptop next month

Hewlett Packard (HP) is set to become the latest computer manufacturer to join the Chromebook market.

This is according to a leaked PDF specification sheet found on the firm’s own website, which has unveiled details of HP’s first Chrome OS laptop, the Pavilion Chromebook 12-c010us.

It revealed the model will feature a 1,366 by 768 resolution, just like the laptops being rolled out by organisations such as Lenovo, Acer and Samsung.

However, the HP product is set to have a larger screen – the sheet suggested the display will be 14-inches, while Chromebooks coming from its competitors are typically 11.6-inches.

Despite its size, the Pavilion is alike to the other laptops in that it runs a 1.1 GHz Intel 847 Celeron processor, 2GB of random access memory, 16GB solid-state drive, a webcam and three USB 2.0 ports.

While HP has yet to announce the official launch date of its new laptop, the PDF report stated the handset will be released on February 17th, ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2013 event that is taking place in Barcelona at the end of next month.

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