HP's new Chromebook thirteen is a Pixel for everyone

Hewlett Packard is making one other Chromebook. This one, dubbed the HP Chromebook thirteen, is a bit totally different from its earlier efforts, although. It is the results of a design partnership with Google and it appears comparatively premium. It options an anodized aluminum chassis, thirteen.three-inch QHD+ show operating at three,200 x 1800 decision and a thickness of 12.9 mm. Past that, the brand new Chromebook comes with Bang and Olufsen-tuned audio system and weighs slightly below three kilos (2.86, to be actual) — relying on the way you configure it.

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HP says that is the primary Chromebook to make use of a sixth-era Intel Core M processor (as seen in Apple’s just lately refreshed MacBook) and it is out there with as much as 16GB of RAM. There’s additionally a USB-C docking setup for it that’ll allow you to hook the Chromebook thirteen into a number of shows (ChromeOS helps three simultaneous shows), in addition to full-measurement keyboards and different equipment. HP claims eleven.5 hours on a cost of the forty five watt-hour battery and USB-C performs a task right here as nicely, providing an choice for quick charging.

The spec sheet suggests why Google may need been concerned within the design course of: this seems to be like a pared down model of the corporate’s Pixel, the extremely-excessive finish Chromebook that many love, however few can afford. This excessive-finish (for a Chromebook, a minimum of) machine is clearly focused at professionals, with pre-orders beginning immediately at $499. That is so much cheaper than the Pixel, even when, particularly at entry degree, it is fairly a bit much less highly effective. Shipments are anticipated to start out subsequent month. We’ll have extra on this fascinating sounding machine very quickly, so keep tuned.

Aaron Souppouris contributed to this text.

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