Google Wants To Go Premium With New Chromebooks
chromebooks haven’t been exactly known for coming with top-of-the-line hardware specs and alluring designs. And that makes sense, as they are mostly geared towards enterprises and users with limited computing requirements.
However, with the new HP Chromebook 13, Google seems to be looking to change the way people perceive its Chrome OS running laptops.
HP’s new Chromebook 13 is reportedly made in collaboration with Google. It is extremely thin, and its all-metal body is crafted from anodized aluminium with a brushed metal finish. But don’t let the svelte design fool you. The HP Chromebookf 13 packs in best in class hardware, including a 13.3 inch screen of QHD (3800×1200) resolution, up to 16 GB or RAM, and Bang & Olufsen tuned speakers.
But the most important feature of the HP Chromebook 13 is that it’s the first Chromebook to come with a sixth generation Intel Core M processor, which is extremely efficient. HP claims the battery life of up to 11.5 hours on a single charge, and the included USB-C port offers the option of fast charging.
The HP Chromebook 13 has two USB-C ports, a USB 3.0 port, in addition to a 3.5 mm audio jack and an SD card reader. The laptop is geared towards enterprise users, and HP has also introduced an Elite USB-C docking station that allows the Chromebook 13 to connect with two displays and many other peripherals.
HP’s new Chromebook 13 is expected to begin shipping in May, with prices starting at $499. Although the entry-level models will come with lower specs, you would still be getting the premium build quality.
Acer also recently launched its Chromebook 14 for Work, which is MIL-STD 810 G certified and has a Corning Gorilla Glass lid. And with the classy new HP Chromebook 13, things are bound to get even better for those looking forward to buying a Chromebook.