Chromebook 11 http://www.stuff.tv/hp/chromebook-11/features en-GB Fully Charged: HP’s Android SlateBook PC announced and Chromebook 11 refreshed, plus Ant-Man can’t find a new director http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-hp-s-android-slatebook-pc-announced-and-chromebook-11-refreshed-plus-ant-man-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Begin the week off right by catching up on what you missed over the weekend </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP SlateBook" alt="HP SlateBook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hp-slatebook.jpg?1401690781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android-powered HP laptop priced and dated </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just about a month ago, we first caught wind of HP&rsquo;s accidentally-shared plans to release a proper Android-based laptop, and now we have official word on what to expect and when.</p> <p>Living up to the leaks, the HP SlateBook PC is indeed a notebook with a 14in touch display running at 1080p, an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor powering its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean action, and an eye-popping yellow-on-silver aesthetic. It promises up to nine hours of battery life, and weighs in at 3.7lbs.</p> <p>HP says the SlateBook PC will launch on 20 July for US$399, at which point we&rsquo;ll have perhaps our best chance to date to see how Android fares on a proper laptop. Might it be a suitable alternative to a Chromebook?</p> <p>[Sources: <a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/campaigns/slatebook/overview.html">HP</a>, <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/01/hp-slatebook/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/amazon/fully-charged-comixology-hobbles-its-ios-app-hp-s-android-notebook-ambitions-and-atari-s-buri">Fully Charged: HP&#39;s Android notebook, comiXology hobbles its iOS app, and Atari&#39;s buried E.T. secret unearthed</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP’s 11in Chromebook PC is cheaper and perkier </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If the SlateBook won&rsquo;t suffice, however, HP has you covered on the Chromebook front, as it just refreshed the 11in model. We quite liked the last revision, and curiously, this one hasn&rsquo;t changed much at all on the inside&mdash;the same processor, display, RAM, and storage remain intact.</p> <p>The new turquoise shell is appealing, however, and so is the lowered price, as the refreshed Chromebook 11 will sell for just US$249. HP&rsquo;s website for the new model has a &ldquo;Buy Now&rdquo; option, but it&rsquo;s not yet in the store; <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/hp-unveils-next-generation-pc-portfolio-for-back-to-school-season-2014-06-01">a press release</a> claims it&rsquo;ll be available from July, but also mentions a US$279 price tag, while the website asserts the lower figure.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/chromebooks/overview.html">HP</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/hp-chromebook-11/review">HP Chromebook 11 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hp-chromebook11.jpg?1401690781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ant-Man loses out on another marquee director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After Edgar Wright departed Marvel&rsquo;s Ant-Man film adaptation following several years of work on the project, the comic-publishing juggernaut went swiftly on the hunt for a new director&mdash;as the Paul Rudd-led film needs to start production soon to keep its 17 July 2015 release date.</p> <p>News surfaced early in the weekend that suggested that Anchorman director Adam McKay would be filling the vacancy, but The Hollywood Reporter claims that he declined the job after being offered it. In a tweet, McKay confirmed the talks, but says he&rsquo;s committed to other projects.</p> <p>Who&rsquo;s next on the list? Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer and We&rsquo;re the Millers director Rawson Marshall are both reportedly being considered, which shows a definite comedic focus for the tale. Whether anyone can maintain Wright&rsquo;s long-developed vision is another story altogether.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/adam-mckay-pulls-ant-man-708450">The Hollywood Reporter</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-marvel-s-ant-man-loses-edgar-wright-free-star-wars-game-canceled-and-xbox-on">Marvel&#39;s Ant-Man loses Edgar Wright, free Star Wars game cancelled, and Xbox One controllers getting PC support</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ant-Man" alt="Ant-Man" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ant-man-logo.jpg?1401690781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behold the Grand Theft Auto 5 demake clip </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ever wonder what Grand Theft Auto 5 would look like if it were made for the Commodore 64? No, probably not; that&rsquo;s an utterly insane notion. And still we can&rsquo;t help but enjoy so-called demakes, which take lavish modern games and lovingly reimagine them using dated tech.</p> <p>This isn&rsquo;t a proper playable demake, but seeing the opening bits of Rockstar&rsquo;s most recent opus played out with pixels and bad motion blur is still a sight to behold. And if you like this one, check out artist Balazs Kalocsai&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLA3C755840F7C2180?wmode=transparent&amp;v=CJEUdPdvMNM">YouTube channel</a> for a Watch Dogs one, as well.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH091Zt1ivP6JIFaWxCmSeQ">YouTube</a> via <a href="http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/31/5767582/grand-theft-auto-commodore-64-video">Polygon</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/grand-theft-auto-5/grand-theft-auto-5/review">Grand Theft Auto 5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CJEUdPdvMNM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/fully-charged-hp-s-android-slatebook-pc-announced-and-chromebook-11-refreshed-plus-ant-man-c#comments Android Chromebook 11 Console games Film and TV HP Laptops Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1438328 at http://www.stuff.tv Dell's new Chromebook 11 only costs £190 http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/dells-new-chromebook-11-only-costs-190/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meet the new Chromebook that won&#039;t ravage your wallet on release day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="692" height="519" title="Dell&#039;s new Chromebook 11 only costs £190" alt="Dell&#039;s new Chromebook 11 only costs £190" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dell%20chromebook.jpg?1386929505" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Dell has announced the Chromebook 11, an affordable Chromebook laptop which can be yours from a mere &pound;190.</p> <p>Peddled towards students and teachers, the Chromebook 11 features an 11.6in 1366x768 display, along with 16GB of SSD storage (time to embrace the cloud), and a fourth generation Intel Celeron 2955U processor.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The £190 Chromebook </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dell&#039;s new Chromebook 11 offers Google&#039;s laptop platform for pennies </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/dells-new-chromebook-11-only-costs-190/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/dells-new-chromebook-11-only-costs-190/news#comments Chromebook 11 Dell Laptops Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:05:09 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430006 at http://www.stuff.tv HP Chromebook 11 http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/hp-chromebook-11/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s HP&#039;s turn to wear the Chromebook crown – but has it made Google&#039;s browser-based laptop better or worse? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1_0.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/henrywinchester" title="View user profile.">henrywinchester</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Chromebooks, for the uninitiated, are essentially a mash-up of Google's Android mobile operating system and Microsoft Windows.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £230.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 80s-tastic design </div> <div class="field-item even"> Much improved screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> MicroUSB charging </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chrome OS is still limited </div> <div class="field-item even"> No games </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Poor trackpad </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plastic fantastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Thankfully, HP's take (with a lot of collaboration from Google itself) on the Chromebook is the best yet. While it uses the white plastic beloved of old MacBooks, a blue accent around the keyboard makes it look lovely in a kind of ultraclean 80s-tech way, like an entire season of Miami Vice personified in a laptop. Flip it upside down and there are two more rubberised blue areas, which will keep it from slipping off all but the smoothest of legs. As well as blue, HP's Chromebook is also available with green, orange and red accents, or entirely in black. We love how distinctive and fun it is to look at, apart from the black one, which filled us with miserable thoughts and made us want to listen to The Cure.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Not ultra-thin, but very nicely made" alt="Not ultra-thin, but very nicely made" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF9404.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Letterbuttons and Fingerthing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you've got your head around the lack of Windows and Caps Lock keys, the keyboard's a joy to type on, and given the Chromebook's net-centric raison d'etre you're going to be doing a lot of that, particularly on the old W key. The sticky and unresponsive trackpad is the worst practical aspect of the Chromebook. If this were Windows we'd go into the control panel and adjust the polling speed, but there's no such option here. It's by no means a deal-breaker: we happily wrote this review on the Chromebook and being geeky types we mastered the Ctrl + tab method of navigation while most people were mastering the potty.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Chromebook 11&#039;s keyboard is excellent" alt="The Chromebook 11&#039;s keyboard is excellent" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_0.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Same-sung? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Internally, the HP Chromebook contains the same components as the Samsung Chromebook: a Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor, 2GB of RAM and a paltry 16GB hard drive – on account of Google's insistence that you'll keep everything in the cloud. Battery life is rated at six hours, which, for once, is borne out in practice.</p> <p>Even the awesomely low price point of £229 is the same. Where HP has improved things immensely is in the screen, which is the same 1366 x 768 resolution and 11.6-inch size as Samsung's, but with far better viewing angles and brightness. A notable omission is an SD card slot, which you only realise is useful when you receive a laptop without one.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We prefer the Chromebook 11 to the Samsung Series 3" alt="We prefer the Chromebook 11 to the Samsung Series 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF9425.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP Chromebook 11 tech specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Operating System - Chrome OS</p> <p>Processor - Samsung Exynos 5250</p> <p>RAM - 2GB DDR3</p> <p>Screen - 11.6in display with 1366x768 resolution</p> <p>Storage - 16GB + 100GB Google Drive</p> <p>Connections - USB, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p>Dimensions/weight - 297x192x17.6mm/1.04kg</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Browsing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Chrome browser is a big part of how good a Chromebook is, and if you're familiar with the web explorer you'll know how it works.</p> <p>Most 'Apps' are simply links that sit in the taskbar and open web pages when you click them. There are games, but disappointingly the best (Need for Speed, From Dust) don't work with the Chrome OS. Apparently this is down to Google's Native Client, which is used to port big games to little browsers. It works really well with the Windows version of Chrome, but doesn't work with Chrome OS, oddly. Drive works fantastically – and offline, too - and it's quickly overtaken Office as our word and spreadsheet management tool of choice. It's a laptop that's better suited to work than play.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chromebook 11 browser" alt="Chromebook 11 browser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_0.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media Centre </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>1080p playback, a notable weakspot in Samsung's Chromebook, is fine on the HP model, with zero lag. The speakers are an improvement, too – you're never going to be banging out tunes at the Ministry of Sound on it, but they're perfectly adequate for bedroom music and movies. We really like it in terms of media playback.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The screen is good for movies" alt="The screen is good for movies" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_0.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Home notworking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Since we got our Synology NAS drive we've become obsessed with streaming video to just about any device that'll handle it – unfortunately that doesn’t include the Chromebook. It's a geeky issue that won’t impact everyone, but Chromebooks simply aren't designed with local networks in mind. There are workarounds, but the distinct lack of built-in support could become a big problem if you're using it with an office server.</p> <p>Again, Google hopes you'll use Drive to store everything you've got – and it chucks in 100GB of storage for free – but uploading massive video files to Google's cloud is hideously slow, and if they're stored on your local network it feels like trekking to Greenland to buy fishfingers when you could just pop to the corner shop.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chrome OS doesn&#039;t like NAS" alt="Chrome OS doesn&#039;t like NAS" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="The Chromebook 11 comes with 100GB of Drive storage" alt="The Chromebook 11 comes with 100GB of Drive storage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/5.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microshift </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the biggest innovations HP has accomplished with its Chromebook is charging via micro-USB. Yes, we really do get excited by things like that. And actually it's a feature that’s not to be underestimated – we have a spaghetti of micro-USB cables on our desk for various tablets and smartphones, and it feels like a natural upgrade.</p> <p>There is a slight but not unexpected issue with power draw – plug the Chromebook into a USB hub and it'll keep it up and running, but to properly charge it you need to plug it directly into an adapter. If, like us, you've had to shell out £45 on a replacement power brick for your laptop you'll know how important the shift to micro-USB is, though.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chromebook 11 has microUSB charging" alt="Chromebook 11 has microUSB charging" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Price is Right </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The £229 price point is just right for the Chromebook, and in many ways it's what netbooks should have been at the height of their success a few years ago: small, user-friendly and cheap. For the money you're getting a good-looking machine, and one that packs as many pixels as the MacBook Air, which costs over four times as much. Admittedly, you can pick up more fully-fledged Windows laptops for a little more, but we’ve always been disappointed by those in use.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chromebook 11 well priced at £229" alt="Chromebook 11 well priced at £229" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/8.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The deeper we delve into Chromebooks, the more it becomes apparent how limited they are – but this, maybe, is the point. They're designed for light users who don't like to get into the nitty-gritty of things, and just want to browse the web and submit intimate personal data to Google, but don't want to set up a home network or, ahem, ever lay eyes on an SD card.</p> <p>Its screen and design make it very aesthetically pleasing, and it's certainly the best iteration of the Chromebook yet, making the Pixel look more and more like a grand folly. We need to see a few more features before we can give a Chromebook full marks, but that doesn't stop the Chromebook 11 entering our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/laptops/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 of the best laptops in the world</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Chromebook 11 verdict" alt="Chromebook 11 verdict" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCF9419.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chrome OS still has limits, but the great screen and eye-catching design help make this the best Chromebook yet</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP Chromebook 11 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/6_1.JPG?1382000827" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/hp-chromebook-11/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/hp-chromebook-11/review#comments Chromebook 11 Google Laptops Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:08:29 +0000 Tom Parsons 1427799 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: HP Chromebook 11 http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/stuff-gets-hands-hp-chromebook-11/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HP&#039;s dinky Chromebook is bright, bold and built with Google&#039;s help – and it shows </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSC02046.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Resplendent in vintage MacBook-style white plastic, HP's Chromebook 11 is aiming for the affordable end of the notebook market, the natural stomping ground of Google's clever but limited cloud-based OS.</p> <p>Does that mean that this bright, bold, wallet-friendly laptop is a better option than the absurdly expensive <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-chromebook-pixel/review">Google Chromebook Pixel</a>? Let's find out…</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Small, light and affordable&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>HP has designed this laptop ‘with Google’, which is a good sign: love it or hate it, Google’s posh, bewildering Pixel has perhaps the best keyboard, trackpad and screen of any laptop we’ve used. And while the HP Chromebook 11’s keyboard isn’t such a joy to type on as the Pixel’s, it’s still better than most, and considerably better than the clacky boards of most £300-£500 Windows laptops.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you’re looking for something small, light and affordable to bash out words on, this knocks socks off typing on an iPad or a Surface. And given that Google and co. pitch these things as homework machines, they’ve concentrated on getting the important bits right.&nbsp;</p> <p>The touchpad, on the other hand, is made from a matte plastic that’s too grippy when you compare it to the slidey glass panels that Apple uses. It’s accurate and responsive, but it’s not brilliant for scrolling.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02052.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02054.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Web browsing, YouTube videos and Chrome apps are delay-free&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Because the operating system is so light, you expect a Chromebook to do everything it does almost instantly, and the Chromebook 11 is certainly no slouch in the limited range of tasks of which it’s capable. It turns on in a flash (pun intended, solid-state memory fans), and web browsing, YouTube videos and Chrome apps are delay-free.</p> <p>Obviously the flipside is that it won’t do powerful desktop processing tasks, but if your work is mainly word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and email, this’ll do the lot very quickly. Again, it doesn’t have quite the microsecond smoothness of the Pixel, but it’s lighter and less than a quarter of the price.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the couple of hours we’ve spent using it, the Exynos 5250 APU has only got slightly warm. We’d be interested to see how well it copes with Ubuntu (which can be added to Chromebooks fairly easily), which would add more powerful software to its repertoire. Although it would probably void the warranty, too.&nbsp;</p> <p>Perhaps the biggest point in the Chromebook 11's favour is that it charges via microUSB – a really superb piece of design that will make people’s lives easier and kill a few less arctic foxes. Everything should charge via microUSB.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02059.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02051.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02061.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Great viewing angles&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 11.6in IPS display in the £230 Chromebook 11 is the same resolution as that in the £850 MacBook Air 11, it has great viewing angles and at 300 nits it’s nice and bright. Google claims the battery will endure 6 hours of ‘active use’, and it has dual-band Wi-Fi (up to ‘n’, no ‘ac’) and Bluetooth 4.0. It also comes with 100GB of Google Drive space free for two years, 12 free sessions of GoGo inflight internet, and a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music All Access.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02057.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just as it did with LG and the Nexus 4, Google has lent its immense technical prowess and resources to a manufacturer and persuaded it to make a device that dramatically underprices the competition. With a nice colour scheme, some clever design touches and the same charger as your phone (probably), this could well be the Chromebook that brings Chromebooks into the mainstream.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HP Chromebook 11" alt="HP Chromebook 11" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSC02042.JPG?1381480130" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/chromebook-11/stuff-gets-hands-hp-chromebook-11/feature#comments Chromebook 11 HP Laptops Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:57:29 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427696 at http://www.stuff.tv