HP Chromebook 11 owners are still being advised not to use their standard factory chargers following a recall notice which was implemented because many owners found that their chargers were overheating after just a couple of charge cycles. However, it looks like they may be able to get their hands on a new charger in the next few weeks. Google has put up a listing for a new Chromebook 11 charger on its website.
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HP’s new Chromebook 11 laptop has had to be pulled from store shelves across the U.S. due to an issue with its charger that can cause overheating. The company has also advised those who have already purchased the device not to use the original charger that came with it.
Acer CEO JT Wang has announced his decision to resign from the consumer electronics company following poor financial results and struggling PC sales. Wang will step down from the CEO position on January 1, but will remain chairman until the second quarter of 2014.
Acer president Jim Wong will become its new CEO.
Google was pretty busy yesterday, as well as unveiling its much-anticipated flagship smartphone of 2013, the Nexus 5, the team at Mountain View also updated the case offerings for its latest tablet – the Nexus 7 and its latest Chromebook – the HP Chromebook 11.
Google announced its latest Chromebook Tuesday, revealing the $279 HP Chromebook 11. It’s on sale now, and comes in white with Google-style color splashes. It looks a lot like Apple’s Macbook Air design, but is powered by Google’s own internet-centric Chrome OS.
If you live in a browser all day (preferably Google’s Chrome browser), this might be your next purchase.
Yesterday, Google together with Intel officially unveiled their latest Chromebook variants, all of which are powered by the latest Haswell processors, and are due to be announced over the course of the next few months. Among the manufacturers adding to the current rage of Chrome-powered devices are HP, Acer, Toshiba and ASUS.
The slate has never been the best Android tablet in its price range, but now that HP have shaved $30 off the original $170 price tag it may seem somewhat more appealing to customers than before.
HP famously gave up on its smartphone and tablet business back in 2011 when it announced that it would no longer be developing hardware powered by its webOS platform. But two years later, the company is planning to have another crack at it.
Yam Su Yin, HP’s Senior Director of Consumer PCs and Tablets, has confirmed that the company is already working on a new smartphone — one that will deliver a unique experience that you won’t get from its rivals.
At an event in Beijing today, HP unveiled the Slate 21, a new all-in-one desktop with a 21.5-inch display, powered by the latest NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor. But unlike most all-in-one desktops, this one isn’t powered by a desktop operating system. Instead, it runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The new HP Slate 7, HP’s first Android tablet, is coming to the United Kingdom on May 1, priced at a very attractive £129 ($197). The device will only be available in silver initially, but if you’re happy with that, you can pre-order yours today from HP’s website.