HP’s latest MacBook rival will only cost you half as much
HP has another answer to the super sleek Apple MacBook, and despite similar specifications, it costs less than half the price.
The new all-aluminum Chromebook 13 boasts an Intel Core M processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and a battery that lasts up to 11.5 hours in between charges — and it starts at just $599!
You might dismiss the Chromebook 13 instantly just because it runs Chrome OS, but for a growing number of laptop users, Google’s platform is plenty good enough. And with rumors of Android app support coming soon, it’s an exciting time to be a Chrome OS user.
That’s especially true if you’re planning to buy HP’s latest machine. It’s similar to the MacBook, but it swaps the fancy ultra-thin form factor for a larger 13.3-inch (3200×1800) display, up to twice as much RAM, and fast-charging technology over USB-C.
The Chromebook 13 also has two USB-C ports instead of just one, plus a standard USB 3.0 port. What makes it really great is its price tag. If you choose the entry-level option, which has a Pentium chip and 4GB of RAM, it’ll cost you just $499.
You can get a Core m3 processor and 4GB of RAM for $599, while the Core m5 option with 8GB of RAM is priced at $819. The top-of-the-line Core m7 model with 16GB of RAM is just $1,029, which is still $270 less than the cheapest MacBook.
You’ll be able to pick up your Chromebook 13 next month.