The miserable truth is most Chromebooks are shoddy and underpowered — $200 to $300 tablets that are marginally sufficient to search the web, stream video and alter two or three Google reports.
Be that as it may, Chromebooks are growing up. Outlined intimately with Google, HP’s new Chromebook 13 is a premium Chromebook that offers a great deal, both as far as configuration and execution.
Beginning at $499, the Chromebook 13 is more than the run of the mill Chromebook, however not almost as hard on the wallet as Google’s Pixel 2, which begins at $999.99.
Furthermore, though most Chromebooks are normally thick 1-inch clunkers, the Chromebook 13 is definitely not. At 0.5 inch, its brushed aluminum body is more slender than a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina show (0.71 inch) and just a hair thicker than the HP’s ultra-slight Specter 13.3 (0.4 inch). The Chromebook 13’s slenderness likewise means gentility — it’s lone 2.86 pounds.
The base model comes standard with a matte, full HD show, however on the higher-end setup it has a 3,200 x 1,800 determination screen (QHD+) IPS screen with more extensive perspective review points.
Sound, an element verging on each PC creator rations, is tops on the Chromebook 13, as well; sound nerds from Bang and Olufsen’s B&O Play division tuned the sound.
The Chromebook 13 is additionally the main Chromebook to pack an Intel 6th era Core m (Skylake) processor (m3, m5 and m7), however the base model is saddled with a Pentium chip. What’s more, — sit tight for it — up to 16GB of RAM (simply like the Pixel 2) for the Core m7 model, so you can open handfuls and many Chrome program tabs before the portable PC bottlenecks. The Pentium model will have a measly 4GB of RAM, Core m3 and m5 with 8GB of RAM.
The Chromebook 13 accompanies Intel HD Graphics 515 and 32GB of inner stockpiling.
HP says clients will have the capacity to get up to 11.5 hours of battery life from its 45 watt-hour battery through its reversible USB-C port.
Talking about ports, there are two USB-C 3.1 ports, one full-sized USB port and a 3.5mm earphone jack and a microSD card opening.
The Chromebook 13 runs Chrome OS — quite standard. On the off chance that you’ve utilized a Chromebook some time recently, you’ll be comfortable with putting away your documents in the cloud and utilizing web applications. A considerable lot of Google’s applications like Google Docs now have disconnected from the net modes so you can in any case continue working even without an Internet association. HP added a couple components to the Chromebook 13, for example, Lucid Sleep, a foundation revive method of sorts, that unobtrusively upgrades every one of your messages, records and notices while the tablet is in rest mode. There’s additionally HP Print, which makes it less demanding to print stuff, a bundle of big business administration apparatuses and more prominent security like more grounded sandboxing and information encryption.