Co-designed with Google, the HP Chromebook 13 is the most powerful Chrome OS device and comes with full docking capability
HP is releasing its most advanced Chromebook to date, claiming it has worked closely with Google to develop the HP Chromebook 13, which is called a ‘reinvention’ of the cloud-based laptop intended for both home and office use.
Featuring an all-metal build made of brushed aluminium, the device weighs in at just 1.29kg and is 12.9mm across, and will be the first Chromebook to have a docking station to attach a keyboard, monitor and mouse.
The 13.3-inch display is available with either full HD or a 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) resolution that promises to be ideal for films and videoconferencing, the latter of which is supported with a 720p webcam,
The Chromebook is powered by a 45W battery that HP and Google say will offer 11.5 hours’ battery life whether out and about or in the office and is recharged with a USB-C adaptor. This USB-C port is also the gateway to a range of accessories that HP is offering to turn the Chromebook 13 into a fully-fledged desktop work or entertainment unit.
Chief amongst these is the Elite USB-C Docking Station, which is able to hook the Chromebook 13 up to two displays and a series of peripherals.
There’s no news on a UK release date or price yet, but the Chromebook 13 goes on sale for $499 (£342) in the US from both HP and the Chrome for Work site next month.
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