Google HP Chromebook 11: Stretching $279 Pretty Far

Google’s new HP Chromebook 11 ($279) weighs about the same as a squirrel (2.4 lbs), but it does so much more. For starters it charges up with a micro-USB, and if you have an Android smartphone, you’ve already got one of those. HP says you’ll enjoy content on the 11.6-inch IPS display surrounded by a magnesium frame for 6-hours on its battery. The Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and 16GB of onboard storage mean this won’t dethrone any PC power players on your desk or lap, but unlike a squirrel, it also won’t grab your nuts.

HP Envy 15/17

HP’s top-of-the-line consumer laptops have been renewed with a sense of vigor–like when you wake up from that 4.5-hour Thanksgiving power nap. The redesigned HP Envys come in 15″ or 17″ flavors, with new Beats branding and a spicy red border around the backlit keyboard. The Radiance Infinity LCD displays pop with crisp color, and the 17.3-inch model comes with full HD resolution standard. Starting at $1,100, the Envy 15 is equipped with a Core i5-2430M processor, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 7,200RPM drive, AMD Radeon graphics with 1GB of VRAM, DVD drive, and six speakers + subwoofer to crank out the Beats beats. Step up to the Envy 17 3D for $1,599 and you get the full HD Radiance 3D, 120Hz display, a pair of active shutter glasses, and Blu-ray player. That’s too much tech to sleep through, tryptophan or not.