HP’s Chromebook 13 affordable ultrabook with Skylake and slender Aluminum Chasis

Powerful Chromebooks are unheard of, and if you take a look at the model that was released last year, it wasn’t catered to the budget crowd because of its expensive price tag. With Chromebook 13 however, HP and Google have made it much easier to own a powerful Chromebook at a much cheaper price tag. The 13-inch laptop comes in two resolutions and is surrounded by an aluminum enclosure.

  • 3200 × 1800 pixels for the higher-end model
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels for the lower-end models

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Chromebook 13 also has two USB-C ports, allowing you to transfer data, charge the notebook and hook up a secondary display using these two ports. In addition, using HP’s Elite USB-C Docking Station, Chromebook 13 is compatible with a wide range of accessories too, allowing you to hook up more peripherals in the process. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM, and goes all the way up to 16GB. All models will have 32GB of internal storage and will also provide you with a SD card slot. The base model comes with an Intel Pentium 4405Y, while the high-end model sports a Core m7-6Y75. All processors are based on Intel’s Skylake architecture and their details have been listed below.

  • Pentium 4405Y: Dual-core processor with 1.5GHz clock speed and 4 threads
  • Core m7-6Y75: Dual-core processor with 1.2GHz clock speed and 4 threads (Turbo Boost clock goes all the way up to 3.1GHz)

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Chromebook 13 also comes with a Bluetooth 4.2 chip, a 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter, and according to the company, the notebook will be able to deliver up to 11.5 hours of battery life when you are engaged in light browsing tasks.

The pre-order price of Chromebook 13 starts at $499 and will begin to ship to consumers from May onwards.

Arstechnica

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