Chromebooks are getting more and more popular these days as Chrome OS has developed a lot and provides a lot more scalability. A simple and intuitive UI along with a load of essential apps at the store helps users to focus on their primary task.
Also, the Chrome OS is much faster and due to lesser apps than Windows, loading or boot time is much faster. The plethora of Google apps and other apps from the Play Store help users to use their Chromebook to the fullest, but can never match the eccentricity of Windows OS.
A Chromebook can be the best option for students or for work where web browsing plays a major role for you. Naturally, a developer or heavy software users might not benefit from a Chromebook.
On the other hand, one who likes to watch movies online, write blogs, do social chatting and spend most of the time using the Chrome browser might find a Chrome OS to be a lot more useful. With much less strain on your CPU, even a low budget Chromebook can perform better than a low budget laptop powered by an entry-level laptop.
Most of the Chromebooks come with touch display and so who needs a touchscreen at a low budget might find it a lot more useful. Also if you love your tablet and need even bigger screen then a Chromebook is all you need.
HP has introduced an array of Chromebooks both for the budget end and higher end. These Chromebooks are powered by Intel processors and they come with 14 inch Touch Display. Let’s talk more about them one by one:
HP 14-ca002TU Chromebook
This is the basic Chromebook that comes with 14 inch HD LED Backlit Anti-glare BrightView Multi-Touch Display. It is powered by Intel Celeron Dual Core processor with a base clock speed of 1.1 GHz and Turbo Boost Upto 2.4 GHz.
The graphics is handled by Intel Integrated HD 500 and the Chromebook is coupled with 4GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM. The storage can be a major setback for those who need a lot of space on their laptop because the Chromebook has only 64 GB of fast EMMC storage. So you need to have an external hard disk and rely on the cloud storage for storing your essential files and folders.
The laptop features a Full-Size Backlit Keyboard and just weighs 1.53 kg. For connectivity we have IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth v4.2. On the audio front, we have built-in dual speakers and is powered by Bang and Olufsen Play.
The HP Chromebook 14 provides a long battery life of 8 hours and 30 minutes and a boot time less than 10 seconds. It has a flexible hinge that allows up to 180-degree rotation. With Chrome OS you can install a plethora of apps including Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Evernote, Slack, Infinite Painter, Lightroom, WhatsApp and many more
For the ports, we have 2 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB 3.1 Type C, 1 x HDMI Port and an SD Card Reader. The laptop has two colours: Snow White and Chalkboard Grey and the HP Chromebook 14 has been priced at ₹22,990.
HP Chromebook x360 2-in-1 Laptop
HP’s x360 series has always excelled in the form of productivity as these are 2-in-1 laptops that are both light and powerful. The ease of using these laptops as a tablet and as a notebook makes them much more productive.
The higher-end Chromebook x360 features a 14 inch Full HD LED Backlit Micro Edge IPS Touch Display and its hinge is 360-degree flexible. On the performance front, you have two options: either the 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8130U or the 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8250U.
Both of them are very powerful and good to handle heavy tasks including opening loads of Chrome tabs. It is coupled with 8GB DDR4 RAM along with 64 GB eMMC, expandable to 256GB storage. The graphics is backed by the Intel Integrated UHD 620.
The 2-in-1 laptop features a Full-Size Backlit Keyboard and just weighs 1.68 kg. For connectivity we have IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth v4.2. On the audio front, we have built-in dual speakers and is powered by Bang and Olufsen Play.
The HP Chromebook x360 provides long battery life up to 11 hours and an ultra-fast boot time of fewer than 10 seconds. The Chrome OS comes with G-suite apps pre-installed which lets you collaborate in real-time and you are protected multiple layers of security to defend against malware, viruses and accidental mishaps.
The Google Assistant is always there to help you along with loads of apps including Google Drive, Gmail, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Evernote, Slack, Infinite Painter, Lightroom, WhatsApp. You can download any Android from the Play Store as well.
Another advantage is that HP Chromebooks comes with an additional 100GB of Google Drive and unlimited Google Photos space. For the ports, we have 1 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB 3.1 Type C, and an SD Card Reader.
The HP Chromebook x360 with 8th Gen Core i3 will cost ₹43,990 and the 8th Gen Core i5 variant will cost you ₹51,980. Buy the 8th Gen Core i3 variant from here: http://fkrt.it/04NSMPNNNN and the 8th Gen Core i5 variant from here: https://amzn.to/2QipN9V.
So if you are looking for a versatile laptop with Chrome OS then HP’s offering might be the best choice for you. The versatility and portability of these HP Chromebooks along with long battery life will help maximise your workflow.
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