I'll be honest that I'm still not sold on the whole ChromeOS thing, even as I concede more and more that most of my day to day activities are done online.

With that said, Google and HP just announced the, white-macbook clone, Chromebook11 which among other things charges with a micro-usb, and comes in 5 adorable colors.

I'm really not sure who this is meant for. I do love the design, is just that at this point I feel like my ipad mini does what this computer is meant to do, and that is a internet browser at hand. I'm wondering if anyone uses a chromebook as their everyday computer, and how it works with things like printers, cameras, and other common peripherals. Also, how one deals with changing online services. I guess if your favorite online photo-editor gets bought or goes under you just find a new one.

HP Chomebook11 Basic Spec:

  • Samsung Exynos 5250 1.7 GHz
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen IPS
  • 2.3lbs
  • Chrome, up to 6-hour battery life

$279 includes 100gb of google cloud storage for two years, 12 in-flight GoGo wifi sessions.

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More info over at The Verge & Engadget (I guess giz didn't get an invite or I missed the post all together) ETA The Verge Video Review.