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HP Chromebook 13 G1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of HP Chromebook 13 G1. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are overall positive. The portability and screen are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the touchpad. Many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the HP Chromebook 13 G1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Chromebook 13 G1

 

The HP Chromebook 13 G1 is a premium laptop that's thin, stylish, well built, and primed to help you get the most out of Google and other online business services.

Thin and light. Fanless Core m5 processor. 3,200-by-1,800-resolution IPS screen. Two USB-C ports.

No HDMI port. Pricey. Limited local storage.

The HP Chromebook 13 G1 fulfills the promises made by the Google Chromebook Pixel. It has the power to do real work, with a higher-than-full-HD screen. Yes, you will pay a lot for this version, but it is made of sturdy metal, yet is one of the thinnest...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

HP Chromebook 13 G1 Review

 

Elegant design; Thin and light chassis; Bright, accurate display; Speedy performance; Great sound; Dual Type-C ports ; Lackluster battery life; Expensive for a Chromebook; Heats up during use ; The HP Chromebook 13 G1 is a gorgeous notebook that offers...

Lackluster battery life; Expensive for a Chromebook; Heats up during use ; The HP Chromebook 13 G1 is a gorgeous notebook that offers solid multitasking performance and a beautiful display, but it should last longer on a charge.

The HP Chromebook 13 G1 is a gorgeous notebook that offers solid multitasking performance and a beautiful display, but it should last longer on a charge.

Jul, 2016

Consumer review (hp.com)

Great chromebook

 

I like it very much and just wanted to point out that I am one of those people who don't want a touch screen. Glad to see HP is offering this as a non-touch screen. Probably this is one of the reasons they were able to offer a premium product at a low...

Dec, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

Feels like a full computer, not a cheap chromebook

 

My daughter has been pretty pleased with this after 3 weeks. Screen quality is great; bright enough to use in most circumstance outside. We like the USB-C. Battery life and portability have been assets as well.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

Very pleased with my 1st Chromebook

 

I have several laptop from HP and they are always reliable. This Chromebook is well worth the cost. It is thin, well built, and fast. Display is excellent. Highly recommend this Chromebook.

May, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

This is a well made laptop with some issues

 

I love the screen resolution, the build quality and the speed that I get with the processor. I am not in love with the touchpad as it stalls every so often, especially when trying to make small movements. I am also not thrilled by the reflection that...

May, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

Love it!

 

The Google OS took some getting used to, but I love everything about this Chromebook. It's extremely fast, light weight, easy to use, works great with all my Android-OS devices, and has a great battery life.

May, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

Great Chromebook!

 

This is a very fast, well made and premium feeling Chromebook. The core m5 with 8GB of RAM is more than sufficient for my needs. The keyboard is backlit and performs well. The track pad is fine but I wish it was a little larger. The screen is gorgeous!...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (hp.com)

High end feel, great bang for your buck!

 

Last year finally decided to try chromebook. They are so smooth and fast. I had a couple that were solid but the overall build quality was low end. This HP Chromebook 13 is a real winner. The display is great, the size is perfect, the brushed aluminium...

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (hp.com)

Poorly built for the base model

 

Please don't buy the base model. It is so poorly built that there are so many flaws from loose pieces inside the screen to uncentered keyboard grinding on the sides of the holes of the aluminum body.

Sep, 2016
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Silver
Product Type:Chromebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:3200 x 1800
HD type:QHD+
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 515
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,2x2,1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M
Processor frequency:1.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:m5-6Y57
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core m5-6Y series
Processor Socket:BGA1515
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88197
Processor code:SR2EG
Processor package size:20
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:219.6
Height :12.9
Weight:1.29
Width:319.9