The HP Chromebook x360 14c is a convertible laptop with a full HD touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and premium features (by Chromebook standards) including speedy storage, an aluminum lid and keyboard deck, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint sensor.
First launched last year with 10th-gen Intel “Comet Lake” processor options, HP is updating the Chromebook with new models sporting 11th-gen “Tiger Lake” chips.
An HP Chromebook x360 14c with an intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage will be available soon from HP.com and BestBuy.com for $649.
HP says there will also be cheaper models available with prices starting at $499, as well as higher-spec versions with up to an Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB of storage, although there’s no word on the pricing for those configurations. cessor and up to 256GB of storage. There’s no word on pricing for that model.
While the $499 starting price is on the high end for a Chromebook, this is basically a mid-range laptop that just happens to ship with Chrome OS rather than another operating system. It has a 14 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and which supports USI pen input.
The notebook has a backlit keyboard, DDR4-3200 memory, PCIe NVMe storage, stereo speakers with Bang & Olufsen sound, support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5. It also features two USB Type-C 10 Gbps ports, a USB Type-A 5Gbps port, a headset jack and a microSD card reader and a 720p webcam with dual array microphones and a privacy cover that can be triggered by flipping a switch on the side of the notebookk.
HP equips the notebook with a 58 Wh battery and it comes with a 45 watt USB Type-C charger and the the laptop measures 12.7″ x 8.1″ x 0.7″ and weighs about 3.7 pounds.
Personally I would get the Ryzen 5 Zen3 5600u (Cezanne) in a 15inch Win10 laptop. It uses less power and has 6 cores with 16MB of L3 vs 2 cores and 6MB L3. The integrated graphics on 5600u is much, much superior to Tiger Lake.
HP Ryzen 5600u laptops are in-stock and available. Why buy old tech when brand new tech costs just a little more?
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