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HP And Google Launch The Chromebook 13, An Affordable Pixel

HP And Google Launch The Chromebook 13, An Affordable Pixel

HP and Google have today announced the new Chromebook 13, a thin, light, all metal Chromebook which could potentially be one of the best options we’ve seen in a while. Powered by Intel’s Core M Skylake processors, this machine packs up to 16GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a screen resolution all the way up to 3200×1800 (!). Essentially, the Chromebook 13 is an “affordable” Pixel which starts at just $499.

HP worked directly with Google to create the design of the Chromebook 13 and it shows as it does have a slight resemblance to Google’s own Chromebook Pixel. The HP Chromebook 13 also features two USB C ports, a single USB 3.0 port, a headphone jack and an SD card reader. HP is also adding a bit of functionality for business users by offering the Elite USB-C Dock which allows connection to up to two monitors along with adding additional ports.

The base model will run $499 with a 13.3″ display and an Intel Pentium processor under the hood, but if you want one of the upgrade models with a Core M chip, you’ll be paying more. HP has not yet announced all the pricing tiers, but we should find out soon as the Chromebook 13 is set to go on sale next month.

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Ben is a tech geek who co-founded YourTechExplained in 2016. Constantly switching between devices that literally surround him, he can be found reviewing the latest smartphones around the web.