HP has recently upgraded its mid-range Chromebook with new chips and features, but the price remains far below that of the premium model Elite c1030. In addition to Intel Comet Lake-U, the 14-inch HP Chromebook x360 14c convertible is characterized by an IPS touchscreen with Stylus pen support and some interesting features.
HP introduced the chic but expensive Elite c1030 about a month ago, but the new cheaper HP x360 Chromebook 14c is getting an update. Inside there are mainly new processor, HP offers either an Intel Pentium Gold 6405U, an Intel Core i3-10110U or an unspecified Core i5. There is also up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC flash memory.
The new x360 14 Chromebook is well connected with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, plus there are two USB-C ports, one USB-A, a headphone jack, and a microSD card reader. The 60.9 Wh battery can be charged to 90 percent in 90 minutes with the 45-watt USB-C charger, HP states the runtime at 13.5 hours.
The highlights of the nearly 1.8 centimeters thick and 1.6 kilograms heavy Chromebook HP laptop include a USI stylus, stereo speakers from Bang & Olufsen, and a fingerprint sensor. A bit disappointing: new HP Chrome book with a 14-inch full HD touchscreen achieves a brightness of 250 nits only.
Price and availability
The HP Chromebook x360 14c is now available on Amazon.com at $599 for the model with the 10th generation Intel Smart Dual Core i3-10110U processor, up to 4.10 GHz; 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC and Intel UHD Graphics.
Back in June this year, HP has also made available the ZBook Firefly G7 mobile workstation in 14 and 15.6-inch screen variant offers two Thunderbolt 3 ports, battery life of 14 hours, Core i7-10810U SoC, Nvidia Quadro P520 with 4GB GDDR5 GPU, up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and a PCIe M.2 SSD with up to 2TB.