HP has announced its Chromebook x360 14c, which it says is its most top charge Chrome OS product but. It begins at $499 and ought to restful be readily accessible in June.
The three.5-pound convertible tool has a 14-plod touchscreen with an 88 percent camouflage-to-physique ratio —the largest ever for an HP-made user Chromebook. Settle a seek for on the photos under — it appears to be like to be like good:
Inside of, you’ll web as a lot as 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processors, as a lot as 128GB of eMMC storage, and a claimed 13.5 hours of battery lifestyles. There’s a backlit keyboard, a webcam privacy switch, a fingerprint reader, and snappy charging (HP claims you’ll get 50 percent in 45 minutes). The fingerprint reader is something we wouldn’t necessarily request to acknowledge on a $499 pc (but whether or no longer it’s undoubtedly a profit will obviously rely upon how successfully it works).
That label is rather plenty lower than that of assorted Chromebooks which had been marketed as “top charge” convertibles this year, alongside side the $1,000 Samsung Galaxy Chromebook and Asus’ $799 Chromebook Flip C436. Obviously, I can’t test HP’s claims till I’ve gotten a unit myself.
HP additionally announced the Chromebook 11a, aiming more toward the budget finish of the pc market with a starting up label of $219. This one has an 11.6-plod display (there are contact and non-contact alternatives), as a lot as 32GB of storage, 13 (claimed) hours of battery lifestyles, and Intel’s entry-level Celeron Twin-Core processors.
As you can seek for under, the bezels throughout the camouflage are quite plump when put next to these of the dearer x360. Nonetheless as sub-$300 merchandise trail, it appears to be like to be like to contain a nice and super assemble — and at 2.99 kilos, it’s moderately light as successfully.
Aloof, the 11a has some steep competitors on this label range, alongside side the unbiased $219 Samsung Chromebook 3, Acer’s $229 Chromebook 15, and Lenovo’s $279 Chromebook Duet. Maintain an locate out for opinions to acknowledge how it compares.
Both Chromebooks are coming in June to HP and Most spellbinding Bewitch.