The HP Chromebook 15.6 inch and HP Chromebook x360 13.3 inch are now available. The designs are similar to previous Chromebooks from HP, but the components were updated.
Laptop manufacturers have to keep up with the development of CPUs, batteries and memory chips. Every once in a while, HP launches a range of Chromebooks to refresh its offerings. The manufacturer recently introduced a new Chromebook 15.6 inch and Chromebook x360 13.3 inch.
HP Chromebook 15.6 inch
The Chromebook 15.6 inch has two versions. The first version includes an Intel Pentium Silver CPU, 8GB RAM and 128GB eMMC, a storage technology typically used for mobile devices. The version is available for approximately €470 — pricing may differ from region to region.
The second version includes an Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC. This model is available for €380. Both versions run on an integrated graphics card and last 11.5 hours on a full battery.
You won’t find any Chromebooks for high-performance applications in this price segment. Competitors like Acer and Lenovo produce similar Chromebooks for the same price. The difference between Chromebooks from different manufacturers often comes down to service and warranties. HP’s service and warranty terms are fine. A welcome addition is that both models are produced with recycled materials.
HP Chromebook x360 13.3 inches
HP Chromebook x360 13.3 inch has a single version priced at €600. The model is significantly more expensive than the 15.6-inch release, but the performance makes up for the difference. The laptop runs on a MediaTek Kompanio processor with eight cores.
Storage capacity is 256GB SSD, unlike the mobile storage of the 15.6-inch model. The laptop is equipped with 8GB of RAM. The model can be expanded into a tablet mode. Lastly, the model runs for up to 16 hours on a full battery.