Google: Stop Using That Charger That Comes With Your New HP Chromebook 11

Got one of these? Google says to stop using the charger it came with.

Got one of these? Google says to stop using the charger it came with.

One of the selling points of the recently released HP Chromebook 11 was that the laptop could be charged using the same micro-USB chargers used for many non-Apple mobile devices. Alas, the chargers supplied with these new Chromebooks can get super-hot (something I can attest to first-hand) so Google and HP from temporarily pulled the computer for sale and told current HP Chromebook 11 owners to use any other UL-approved micro-USB charger to power up their laptops while the companies sort out a resolution with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. [via GigaOm and The Verge]

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  1. FusioptimaSX says:

    What about those that do not have another micro USB charger just laying around? Will they be sending a check to cover the 3rd party replacement?