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HP launches cool new Chromebook

by on29 April 2016

Better specs for just $499

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has just launched a new Chromebook with some pretty good specs and a starting price of $499.

The HP Chromebook 13 comes with an Intel Core M7 Skylake processor as a default.  But it can be configured with a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and there are processor options which include a Pentium 4405Y, Core M3, and Core M5 processor.

Each model has 32GB of eMMC 5.0 storage, a backlit keyboard, 802.11ac WiFi, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, one full-sized USB-A port, and a 45 Wh battery up to 11.5 hours of battery life. It is all packaged in a nice looking anodized aluminum case and the computer measures 12.6? x 8.6? x 0.5.? It weighs about 2.9 pounds.

There are a few optional accessories such as an HP Elite USB-C docking station which allows you to connect two external displays as well as other accessories. There is a USB-C to HDMI, VGA, or USB 3.0 adapter.

HP isn’t the first company to offer a decent spec Chrome OS laptop. Google’s own Chromebook Pixel has a starting price of $999, and Dell’s Chromebook 13 sells for $450 and up. But the HP Chromebook 13 is good because of its high number of configuration options and the fact it is pretty cheap.

Last modified on 29 April 2016
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