In Pictures: Google Chromebook Buyer's Guide

Chromebooks are Web-centric alternatives to laptops that, while not for everyone, are coming into their own. To help you decide if one is right for you, CIO.com answers common Chromebooks questions and takes a look at the current lineup.

HP Chromebook 14 HP's Chromebook 14 is $299 (Wi-Fi) and $349 (Wi-Fi and 4G). The latter includes free 4G data service from T-Mobile, up to 200MG per month for two years. Both models (released October 2013) have a 14-inch display, the largest of current Chromebooks, and come in three colors. Based on Intel's Haswell architecture, HP's Chromebook battery reportedly lasts up to 9.5 hours, the longest of any Chromebooks. Weight: nearly four pounds.

(Author's note: I've tested an HP Chromebook 14 and think it's a great choice for mobile professionals, if you don't mind the weight and you can deal with the pastel blue and peach colors (white is another choice). The free 4G service from T-Mobile is a compelling benefit as well.)

11 of 12
VIEW ALL THUMBNAILS

Comments on this image

There are currently no comments for this image.

Comments are now closed.

Related Slideshows

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?