HP Chromebook 13 G1 is the middle ground between Google’s $1000 Chromebook Pixel and the cheap Rockchip RK3288 chromebooks, thanks to a choice of low power Skylake Core M processor, plenty of memory, and for people who loathe 1366×768, or even 1920×1080 displays, a 13.3″ display with 3200×1800 resolution.
- SoC (four options)
- Intel Pentium 4405Y dual core / quad thread processor @ 1.5 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU @ 300/800 MHz (TDP: 6W)
- Intel Core m3-6Y30 dual core / quad thread processor @ 900 / 2.2 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU @ 300/850 MHz (TDP: 4.5W)
- Intel Core m5-6Y57 dual core / quad thread processor @ 1.1 / 2.8 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU @ 300/900 MHz (TDP: 4.5W)
- Intel Core m7-6Y75 dual core / quad thread processor @ 1.2 / 3.1 GHz with Intel HD Graphics 515 GPU @ 300MHz/ 1 GHz (TDP: 4.5W)
- System Memory – 4 GB (Pentium and Core m3), 8GB (Core m5), or 16GB (Core m7) LPDDR3
- Storage – 32 GB internal storage + micro SD slot
- Display – 13.3″ IPS screen with 3200×1800 resolution (non-touch)
- Connectivity –
- Camera – Front camera
- Audio – Line out, speakers, and microphone
- USB – 2x USB type-C ports for power, data, and display, 1x USB 2.0 port
- Integrated keyboard
- Battery – 45 or 67 Whr Li-ion Polymer battery good for 11.5 hours based on power LoadTest
- Dimensions – Approx. 32 x 23 x 1.3 cm (aluminum lid and palmrest)
- Weight – 1.22 kg
A few Chromebook 13 G1 has been sent to popular US blogs such as Arstechnica, who quickly checked out the Core m3 versions, and were rather positive about the device, although noting it’s targeting business and enterprise users.
All four models can be ordered on Promevo, with the Pentium, Core m3, Core m5, and Core m7 selling respectively for $499, $599, $819, and $1029. HP Chromebook 13 G1 is also listed on Google.com, where they mention a $50 management fee for the first year.