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This fall HP introduced a new convertible Chromebook with a 13.3 inch display, a 360-degree hinge, and a MediaTek Kompanio 1200 processor. And now it’s available for purchase.
The HP Chromebook x360 13b has a list price of $470, but it’s on sale for $100 off today, bringing the starting price down to $370 for a model with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage.
While there aren’t a lot of customization options, you can pay $30 to double the amount of storage. Another $30 will also get you a backlit keyboard (the starting price includes an keyboard without any illumination). Unfortunately there is no way to add additional RAM.
The laptop has a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display with edge-to-edge glass, support for up to 250 nits brightness, and a hinge that lets you push the screen back for use in tablet, tent, or stand modes.
It’s powered by MediaTek’s Kompanio 1200 processor, which is an octa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores running at up to 2.6 GHz, four Cortex-A55 cores with speeds up to 2 GHz, five-core Mali-G57 graphics and an AI accelerator capable of up to 4 TOPS of AI performance.
The notebook also features MediaTek’s MT7921 wireless solution with support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2.
Other features include a 720p webcam with a privacy shutter, stereo speakers, a 47 Wh battery, a microSD card reader, headset jack, a USB Type-A port, and two USB Type-C ports.
All of the USB ports support 5 Gbps data transfer speeds, and both of the USB Type-C ports can be used to connect an external display or charge the laptop, which comes with a 45 watt USB Type-C power adapter.
The notebook measures 12.1″ x 8.2″ x 0.7″ and weighs 2.95 pounds, and has a body that incorporates recycled metal in the cover and hinge caps, and ocean-bound plastic in the base, bezel, and speaker enclosure.