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Jan 15, 2014

HP’s Chromebook 11 is now available with LTE


By: Brooke Crothers

Hewlett-Packard’s Chromebook 11 with LTE appears at Best Buy — and is still pretty cheap at $379.

Hewlett-Packard’s Chromebook 11 is now available with LTE — and can be purchased at Best Buy stores.

The 11.6-inch laptop (see CNET review) running Google’s Chrome OS is priced at $379 at Best Buy, where it is beginning to show up in physical stores, as first reported by Liliputing.

That’s $100 more than the Wi-Fi-only version but still relatively cheap by Windows 8.1 laptop standards.

HP opted for a 4G/LTE chip from Israel-based Altair Semiconductor.

Altair said in a statement Wednesday that it can be used on Verizon’s network for “an additional $10 monthly charge for data.”

Specs include an 11.6-inch IPS display, Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core processor (same processor used in the Nexus 10), 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB flash drive.

Sales of HP’s Chromebook 11 were halted briefly last year when problems were reported with the charger, but HP moved quickly to rectify the issue.