HP Chromebook 13’s Highest Configuration Sounds More Like A Laptop On Steroids

Omar Sohail
Posted May 4, 2016
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When HP and Google unveiled the latest Chromebook to replace the Chromebook Pixel, they managed to accomplish this by reducing the price tag by half (for the base model) and by placing in specifications that you will rarely find in Chromebooks these days. The highest configured model of Chromebook 13 looks more of a notebook on steroids, as you will find shortly.

HP Chromebook 13’s Highest Configuration Sounds More Like A Laptop On Steroids

HP Chromebook 13 Features An Intel Core M Processor, 16GB Of RAM, And More

The highest configured model sport a crisp resolution of 3200 × 1800. If you want to purchase a lower-end model, we are sure that you will still be satisfied with a reasonable 1080p display that Chromebook 13 has to offer. In addition, where Apple’s 12-inch MacBook comes with a single Type-C USB port, Chromebook 13 doubles on that with two Type-C USB that can be used to charge the machine, transfer data across storage and it can also be used to connect a secondary display.

Moreover, it is with HP’s Elite USB-C Docking Station, and it includes one standard USB Type-A port for compatibility with existing accessories. The starting model will come with 4GB of RAM, and can go all the way up to 16GB, as long you will require all that memory for your day to day operations. All Chromebook 13 models feature 32GB of internal eMMC storage and there is also an SD card reader included. As for the processing power, HP and Google’s mobile machine features a wide range of Skylake Core M processors, with the base model coming with the Pentium 4405Y, whereas the high-end model features the Core m7-6y75.

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When being compared to Intel’s Atom lineup of SoCs, the aforementioned processors will run better in terms of performance delivery. As for remaining specifications of Chromebook 13, they have been listed below:

  • 5.1 inches (12.9mm) thick
  • Weighs 2.89 pounds (1.29 kg)
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: BT 4.2
  • Battery life: HP promises 11.5 hours of battery life while browsing

However, you will have to keep in mind that the highest configured model will set you back by $1,029. Currently, the only gripe from this powerhouse of a Chromebook is that it features negligible storage, but you can mitigate this limitation through a storage card. It appears that with the introduction of Chromebook 13, the era of low-end Chromebooks will be no more, although we have to say that such manufacturers should honestly work on incorporating more amounts of internal memory.

What did you guys think of the highest configured model of HP Chromebook 13? All the hardware specifications of the machine have been listed below so tell us your thoughts right away.

HP Chromebook 13 highest specifications 
Processor Intel Core m7-6Y75
Processor clock speed Dual-core 1.2GHz with Turbo Boost speed of 3.1GHz
Screen resolution3200 x 1800
RAM16GB
Graphics chipIntel HD Graphics 515
Storage type32GB NAND flash
Wi-Fi module2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi module
Bluetooth 4.2
USB ports2×USB-C and 1×USB-A ports
Thickness 12.9 mm
Weight1.29KG
Price$1,029

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