HP released first 15” Chromebook with backlit keys and num-pad

HP Chromebook 15

HP has announced HP Chromebook 15, company’s first 15-inch Chrome OS laptop, adding to the ever growing range of Chromebooks.

The bigger size of the laptop allowed HP to add a full num pad next to the keyboard, which would serve right for the users who need extra num-pad on their computers. HP has also included backlit keypads on the Chromebook 15, which is a nice touch given Chromebook cost much less compared to a typical Windows- or Mac-based laptop. The display panel on the Chromebook 15 is a 15.6-inch FHD IPS BrightView WLED-backlit touchscreen with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.

The laptop is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4417U CPU, coupled with 4GB of DDR4 SDRAM, 64GB of eMMC storage. It also has an integrated  Intel HD Graphics 610. The laptop weighs around four pounds and according to HP, the laptop offers upt0 13 hours of battery backup.

In terms of connectivity, the laptop comes with a standard selection of ports, including a microSD card reader, two USB-C 3.1 ports, and one typical USB 3.1 port.

The HP Chromebook 15 comes with a starting price of $449 (roughly ₹31,000) and is made available in Cloud Blue or Mineral Silver color options. HP says the laptop is currently available in the U.S and will be made available to the U.K and Australia later. However, the company has not revealed the availability of the laptop in other regions including India.

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