HP is looking to accelerate adoption of Chromebooks for serious use in both the public and commercial sectors and is already attracting attention with its new Core m-based, 13.3-inch all-metal design.
The new HP Chromebook 13 is one of the first devices of its class to make use of the Intel Core m processor, giving good performance and plenty of battery power time. The new all-metal design is attractive to the eye and HP is also making a docking station available for the device, making it much better-suited to government and office-based use.
The system can come with a Full HD 1080p screen or upgraded a 3200 x 1800 display. There are various configurations available with as little as 2GB RAM or as much as 16GB when the device is fully-populated. All models come with 32GB of eMMC storage and a backlit keyboard and track-pad.
Chromebooks are attracting a lot of interest from local and central government where there is a strong drive to reduce costs quite dramatically in some areas and are seen as a way to balance the need for new mobile solutions with the need to reduce capital and operational costs.