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HP’s latest convertible Chromebook starts at $599

HP’s latest convertible Chromebook starts at $599

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The HP Chromebook x360 14 is a convertible laptop running Google’s lightweight ChromeOS operating system. HP is advertising that this is the thinnest Chromebook it’s ever produced at just 16mm thick. Depending on your budget, its size won’t limit its power, with your choice of either an 8th Generation Intel i3 or i5 processor. That’s paired with 8GB RAM and 64GB SSD, so this device shouldn’t struggle with light workloads.

Despite how thin the chassis is, you’re still getting a decent array of ports. There are two USB Type-C ports, a standard sized USB Type-A port, and a microSD slot. The battery isn’t too shabby either, with HP promising that it should last as long as 14 hours on a single charge, although you’re only getting a Full HD display.

Slim hardware paired with a slim OS

Although it appears to be a laptop first and tablet second, the HP Chromebook x360 14 comes as Google appears increasingly to be positioning ChromeOS as its tablet operating system of choice rather than Android. Google itself is expected to launch a ChromeOS tablet alongside the Pixel 3 later this week, although this will reportedly feature a removable keyboard rather than a hinge that tucks the keyboard away like the x360 has.

The HP Chromebook x360 14 will be available on October 21st starting at $599. You can preorder it from either Best Buy or HP directly.