HP is adding a new Chromebook in its lineup of Chrome laptops. A new device was named HP Chromebook 15. It doesn’t have extraordinary functionality. The new device skips 360-degree hinge, such as the HP Chromebook 14×360. You will not find HP Active Pen support, such as the HP Chromebook 12×2. But, HP Chromebook 15 has a classy design with a metal lid and keyboard deck. It has a larger display with slim side bezels, a 17.9mm thin construction and a full keyboard with backlighting and number pad.
The 15-inch display has a Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. It uses an IPS panel for wide viewing angles. The bezels around the display aren’t as slim as we’ve seen on some premium laptops, but they’re still beating the thick bezels many budget devices get. There’s a wide-angle HD webcam above the screen. The Chromebook 15 gets dual B&O-tuned speakers, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports, capable of 5Gbps data transfer and display connections, as well as one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, in terms of inputs and outputs. You will also find a microSD card reader handy for expanding the storage of your device affordability.
There are various configurations with the machine coming powered by either a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 4417U processor and 4GB of DDR4 RAM or an 8th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor. It is still unclear which Core processor and how much RAM is included in this version. The base storage of the laptop is 64GB and HP mentions it’s available with up to 128GB of SSD storage. But, it is eMMC storage, which is basically flash storage. It isn’t similar to the SSD storage. You can consider eMMC as SSD lite. These are obviously high-end specs for a Chromebook. Most feature low-power Intel Celeron processors and as little as 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage. The new HP Chromebook 15 will come at $449 in the United States.