The chip inside the Lenovo Duet Chromebook powers the new $259 HP Chromebook 11a

The HP Chromebook 11a was quietly announced earlier this month. With a starting price of $259 and the same ARM processor in the proven Lenovo Duet Chromebook, it’s an insta-buy, right? Not so fast.

The new budget HP Chromebook 11a launches at $219, already on sale for $169

The HP Chromebook 11a uses an older Celeron and has some chunky bezels around the 11.6-inch display, but a basic Chrome OS browsing machine for $219 is mind-boggling. And it’s already discounted by $50 at Best Buy.

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