Google is sticking to the ChromeOS train and today’s announcement drives home the point of low-priced Chromebooks. HP and Google have partnered up to release a new 13-inch aluminum Chromebook.
When looking at the device at first glance, you’ll start thinking about whether this is a replacement for Google’s Chromebook Pixel, which was released in 2013 and updated last year. Thanks to the aluminum design, slim profile, and overall specs, it’s safe to assume that this will be the Chromebook that Google will want you to go to for a premium ChromeOS experience.
As for what the new HP Chromebook 13 brings to the table, here’s a look at what it has to offer:
- 13.3″ display
- 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) resolution
- 720p webcam
- Intel (Pentium, m3, m5, m7) Processors4GB/8GB/16GB RAM
- 32GB eMMC storage
- (2) USB Type-C ports
- (1) USB Type-A port
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Up to 11 hours of battery life
- 0.50 inches thin
Something HP mentions to be useful for this powerhouse Chromebook is the HP Elite USB-C Docking Station. The docking station will provide a few more ports so that you won’t be constrained and will be able to connect anything needed to get the job done. The dock features a DisplayPort, HDMI port and five USB ports.
The new HP Chromebook 13 will start at $499 in the US with pre-orders beginning today through participating reseller partners. Uses will be able to purchase the device from HP and Google directly starting sometime in May.
With rumors swirling ahead of Google I/O in regards to a merger between ChromeOS and Android, this device may be the one to go to for the best experience when it’s all said and done.
[via Google for Work]