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An HP Invent logo is pictured in front of Hewlett-Packard international offices in Meyrin near Geneva August 4, 2009. Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Some Chromebook users might already be content with the existing 11-inch model due to its portability. But the release of the 14-inch would be a very good addition to the many Chromebook models in the market. Some consumers might think that the new laptop from HP would be less portable as compared to the 11-inch variant but the new 14-inch model has a lot in store for consumers.

HP's new 14-inch version comes with interesting specs that just could entice consumers to shift to a laptop with a larger screen and not to forget, its touchscreen. The new Chromebook features NVIDIA's Tegra K1 chip, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It also has several ports which includes one USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, HDMI port, headphone jack and microSD card reader. The laptop is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and offers an 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

In addition, the laptop is equipped with a 1920x1080 backlit touchscreen display which can provide nice and crisp content. Based on Pocket-Lint's report, the 14-inch Chromebook weighs 3.77 pounds and comes in white cover variant and a black and silver version.

HP also boasts of the Chromebook's more than 8 hours of battery life, but of course the battery performance would vary depending on the usage. If the user types some documents, browse on some websites then the 14-inch model should withstand a day or more with no hassle. However, if the laptop is used to watch movies and play games then the battery will be consumed at a much faster rate.

The new touchscreen version of the Chromebook 14 is more expensive at $440, while the lower-grade version is priced at $300. The cheaper version of the Chromebook 14 is currently unavailable directly from HP, but it is available on sites like Amazon, PCWorld reports.

The Chromebook market is still evolving and growing. And by 2015, the trend of touchscreen laptops might just set aside the use of traditional mouse and keyboard. Not to mention Google's drive for touch-centric Android apps for Chromebooks. There is no confirmation yet if the Chromebook 14 will also be made available outside of United States.

Finally, HP's latest Chromebook 14 happens to be Amazon's top seller alongside with Acer and Asus. Based on Forbes' report, Chromebook's sales is beginning to increase and it is expected that it would still perform well in the market by 2015.

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