By Sumit Passary email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 29, 2013 02:19 PM EST
A leaked PDF specifications sheet suggests that Hewlett Packard (HP) is preparing to launch its first Chromebook.
The PDF specification sheet was found on HP's own Web site, but has now been removed. The leaked document revealed HP's first Chrome OS laptop, the Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us.
The leaked specifications sheet indicates that a 1.1GHz Celeron processor will power the Pavilion Chromebook. The device will have 16GB on-board storage, and 2 GB of RAM. The Pavilion Chromebook will sport a 14-inch display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. Current Chromebook models from Lenovo, Samsung, and Acer feature 11.6-inch screens and they have the same resolution as HP's model.
Apart from the bigger display, the HP Pavilion is very similar to Acer's latest Chromebook, which features the same processor and RAM.
"While we're a bit concerned that HP's Celeron processor will cause its Chromebook to heat up more and have worse battery life than other options, the real key here is going to be how the computer feels in use - if the keyboard, trackpad, and screen don't perform well, this machine's prospects won't be good," reported The Verge.
With competition on the rise, HP may be able to attract more Chromebook users to the bigger 14-inch display. However, pricing will also play a key role in determining if the HP Pavilion Chromebook is able to penetrate deep into the market.
The release date and pricing of the leaked HP Pavilion Chromebook is not known, but it will be interesting to see if the purported HP offering is able to make an impression in the Chromebook space.