Battery Life (Rated): Up to 4:15
Cost Per Hour of Juice: $78 per hour
We give HP credit for being transparent about the battery life it expects out of its Pavilion Chromebook. The company says “up to” 4 hours and 15 minutes via the 4-cell battery. Even if the system lives up to that not-so-lofty number, it will lag way behind the Samsung Chromebook’s score of 7:34. Granted, HP’s Chromebook has a much larger, 14-inch display, but it also costs $80 more for something you can’t use for very long away from an outlet.
Put another way, you’ll pay $78 per hour of endurance, versus $33 per hour for the Samsung. That’s nearly a 2.5X premium.