Google halts Chromebook 11 sales after technical complaints

Google halts Chromebook 11 sales after technical complaints

Google and Hewlett-Packard are halting sales of their recently released Chromebook 11 computer after some users reported the device’s charger has been overheating.

The precautionary measure comes about a month after they unveiled the Chromebook 11 as a more affordable alternative to laptop computers with similar features.

The Chromebook has an 11.6in display screen and sells for US$279.

Google says it is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on how to fix the overheating issue with the charger.

For now, Google is advising people who have bought a Chromebook 11 to use other USB chargers that fit the computer.

The Chromebook 11 can also be recharged with power cords that work with many mobile devices.

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