HP Chromebook 13 Gets Performance Boost With Intel Core M Processors
HP's latest Chromebook, which starts at $499, is aimed at consumers and business users who seek a thin, versatile and portable machine.HP has unveiled the Chromebook 13, which is the company's first Chromebook to include Intel's 6th-generation Core M processors for additional power and versatility for office workers, mobile business users and consumers. The Chromebook 13, which has a modern, all-metal design, can be configured with a choice of Intel Core M7, M5, M3 or Intel Pentium 1 processors, as well as up to 16GB of LPDDR3-1866 SDRAM, depending on the processor that is chosen. The machine features a 13.3-inch full HD anti-glare display (1,920-by-1,080 resolution) or an optional 13.3-inch quad HD+ display (3,200-by-1,800 resolution), 32GB of eMMC 5.0 internal storage and integrated Intel HD Graphics 515, which supports 4K video output. The system, which runs on the Chrome OS operating system, also includes a high-capacity 45-watt-hour battery that promises up to 11.5 hours of use on a charge, as well as USB-C fast charging using an included charging cord. The machine was announced by HP on April 28. The Chromebook 13 is 12.59 inches long, 8.64 inches wide and 0.50 inches thick, with a weight starting at 2.86 pounds, depending on configuration.
Also included are an integrated HP TrueVision HD camera; Intel Dual Band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity; a multiformat digital media reader that supports SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards; two USB Type-C ports; a USB-A 3.1 port; and a headphone/microphone combo jack. Dual speakers, a backlit keyboard, a touchpad and B&O Play audio are also included.