When it comes to Chromebooks, I know that they are not everyone’s cup of tea. However, there are people who love Chromebooks because of their simplicity and performance. In this post, I’m not going to pitch Chromebooks to you. I’m going to review the HP Chromebook 13. It’s not the latest out there, however it is still new. I The HP Chromebook 13 has an elegant body, light and thin; In addition, its 13.3-inch screen offers great quality and can be charged with USB-C cell phone chargers.
The HP Chromebook 13 runs the operating system of Google Chrome OS and brings important innovations to this ecosystem. To be a Chromebook, however, it is not cheap (between $ 500 and $ 1,000 depending on the configuration), although the combination of specifications and design make it worthwhile for many, at least in the world of Chrome OS.
Although Chromebooks have improved their design in recent years, it is clear that the most elegant have been the Google Pixel; however, they are so expensive that it makes little sense to buy them. In that sense, the HP Chromebook 13 takes many of those features of the Pixel and Pixel 2, but in its own way, and it’s not that expensive. The computer integrates a metal body that looks and feels good in the hands; the hinge only opens 135 degrees and its screen is not touched.
The keys of the Chromebook 13 have a good size and make writing relatively easy thanks also to the space they have between them. In addition, although for many the touchpad is a bit small, I think this also helps the computer to be more compact than others (more compact than the MacBook Air 13), while it is easier to use.
It has a regular USB (USB-A) and two USB-C (USB Type C) ports, however, it does not have an HDMI port; In addition, without a touchscreen, coupled with the operating system, this computer has some limitations.