HP has just announced the Chromebook 13, an all-metal machine for the business crowd due in May for the starting price of $499. High-end specs include hardware such as a 6th-generation Intel Core M processor, support for up to 16GB of RAM and more.
While the majority of Chromebooks are aimed at the education or consumer market, the HP Chromebook 13 is also targeting business customers. One of the reasons is its support for a docking station. It can connect to the HP Elite USB-C Docking station so it can be used with large displays, full keyboards, and more ports.
The HP Chromebook 13 weighs 2.86 pounds and is just 12.9mm thick, thanks in part to its brushed anodized aluminum chassis. The 13.3-inch screen supports a resolution of 3200x1800. HP says:
The device can easily switch from mobility to desk productivity, with up to 16 GB of memory for fast performance when running simultaneous apps and browser sessions. The high-capacity 45 watt-hour battery is made of next-generation high energy density chemistry material, delivering up to 11.5 hours of battery life. When a charge is needed, the HP Chromebook 13 features USB-C fast charging using the included adapter, or on-the-go charging via other USB-C power adapters, even a phone charger.
The HP Chromebook 13 is expected to be widely available in May.