This new 13.3-Inch HP Chromebook 13 G1 notebook computer is considered to be the third-generation high-end Chrome OS device, after the 2013 and 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel models. As is the case with the entire Chromebook line, it is characterized by simplicity, speed of setup, smooth maintenance and collaboration, and exceptional security, all of which have contributed to the tremendous popularity of these devices. The design of this 13.3-Inch HP Chromebook 13 G1 model is decidedly thin, sleek, and sophisticated, and its construction is impeccable. Its 3200x1800p Quad-HD Plus non-touch IPS display is bright, crisp, and vibrant, and is truly a distinguishing feature of this computer. Its backlit island-style keyboard delivers excellent key travel and tactile feedback, which makes for a fast, fluid, and pleasant typing experience. Its multitouch trackpad is very responsive, and it provides excellent gesture support, as well as decidedly smooth Internet navigation. Connectivity is superb, and includes two exceedingly versatile USB Type-C 3.1 ports, one traditional USB Type-A 3.1 port, a micro-SD card slot, and a combined audio jack. It is equipped with a generous 16GB of system memory, along with 32GB of onboard eMMC flash storage. This 13.3-Inch HP Chromebook 13 G1 model is powered by the sixth-generation 1.2GHz Intel Core m7-6Y75 processor, with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz, with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 Chipset, and with Octane benchmark scores that consistently achieve the extraordinary 30,000 level. This sixth-generation 1.2GHz Intel Core m7-6Y75 processor is an ultra-low-voltage mobile processor, which delivers excellent performance and energy efficiency, low power consumption, long battery life and run time, low heat generation, and a fanless and silent system. It is blazing-fast, and it very smoothly handles mainstream computing endeavors, such as Internet search, E-mail communication, social networking, typing documents, preparing slides, and creating spreadsheets. From the practical standpoint of routine day-to-day usage, it also very smoothly handles high levels of multitasking with numerous open browser tabs, it delivers nearly instantaneous loading of webpages, and it provides for exceedingly fast and fluid scrolling and navigation on content-rich and graphics-heavy websites. Battery life and run time range from eight to ten hours, depending on the type of usage. This is actually the first deployment of an Intel Core M processor in a Chromebook, and this sixth-generation 1.2GHz Intel Core m7-6Y75 processor provides the ideal combination of power, performance, energy efficiency, the capability for a fanless and silent system, and longevity. In conclusion, this 13.3-Inch HP Chromebook 13 G1 laptop is perfect for anyone who vigorously embraces the cloud-centric computing paradigm of the Chrome operating system, and who seeks an elegant and sophisticated notebook computer, which delivers superb power, performance, and versatility. For this specific category of Chromebook user, I give this outstanding new 13.3-Inch HP Chromebook 13 G1 model a five-star rating, along with my highest recommendation.
I would recommend this to a friend