- Solid-state drives (SSDs) generally reduce the time it takes to start up a system.
- Windows XP and 7 both benefit from SSD.
- HP recognized the performance benefit by including one.
Chris Lau, Kapitall: The HP Chromebook 14, powered by Google's Chrome OS, want to brighten your portfolio this holiday season. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) provided a sneak preview of its Chromebook 14 at recent the Intel Developer Forum. Powered by an Intel (INTC) Haswell processor, the device will be a mere $299.99. Read more from Kapitall: Blackberry Isn't Private Yet: Are Shares Ripe for the Picking This could be a worrisome development for companies like Microsoft (MSFT). Microsoft is relying on the traditional upgrade cycle towards Windows 8.1, but budget mobile laptops like the Chromebook have the potential to impact sales this time around. Chromebook 14 specs To speed up the booting up sequence, the storage will have a 16GB solid-state disk.