Google's made a major effort to increase interest in its Chrome OS cloud-based operating system this year. To do this it has taken the same strategy it did with Android, partnering with key manufacturers to create a host of affordable Chromebooks.
Google claims the HP-built Chromebook 11 is a key part of this strategy. Listing the Chromebook 11 as "The Wolverine of Chromebooks", Google and HP claim the Chrome OS powered laptop is one of the sturdiest ever built.
However, it's important to note, despite being well built the HP Chromebook 11 doesn't feature Intel Haswell chip architecture. This is an issue as a number of forthcoming even more affordable Chromebooks, like the Acer-built C720, feature Haswell chips. While Chrome OS's cloud-based nature means the use of Haswell probably won't radically improve general performance, it will improve battery life.
For a more in-depth look at the Google HP Chromebook 11, check out V3's full written review.