HP adds two new Chromebook models to its lineup, both under $500

HP has just added two more new models to its ever-growing Chromebook lineup. The two models, both priced under $500, is expected to hit the US stores later this month. One is a premium 14-inch model called the HP Chromebook x360 14c, and the other is an 11.6-inch budget model named the HP Chromebook 11a.


HP Chromebook x360 14c

The 3.5-pound x360 14c model is more of a premium model out of the two featuring edge-to-edge glass touchscreen and can flip all the way back to transform into the tablet, hence its name 360. The 1920 x 1080 resolution display is loaded with IPS technology for wide viewing angles and uses energy-efficient WLED backlight.

Measuring just 0.7″ thick, 14c is one of the thinnest Chromebooks available in the market if portability is your high-priority. Obviously, you won’t find the DVD/CD drive in it. Surprising to see how HP managed to throw-in a fingerprint reader in this model, which is mostly seen on $1000 laptops.

HP-Chromebook-x360-14c_tablet mode

HP Chromebook x360-14c tablet mode

Regarding connectivity, there are a total of two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, and a headphone jack on 14c, and includes Wi-Fi 6 support. The 11c has two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, a headphone jack, and an HDMI-out port for connecting to an additional display.

Digging deeper into the Specs, the 14c  model comes with a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10110U mobile processor with 4GB of memory and 64GB eMMC storage, upgradable to 128GB eMMC. The 11a device runs on a dual-core Intel Celeron processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage.


HP Chromebook 11a

Both the models feature HD webcam, but HP didn’t clarify the resolution yet. Coming to the most crucial aspect of Chromebook, the battery life, HP says the x360 14c will have 13.5 hours of battery life, and Chromebook 11a should be able to provide up to 13 hours of battery life. They also claim that the devices can charge to 50% in just 45 minutes.

Both the Chromebooks are supposed to be available by June end on the HP website and Best Buy stores across the US. They start at $499 for the Chromebookx360 14c and $219 for the 11a.

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