HP has unveiled a pair of new Chromebook Plus laptops, including the HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch, which boasts a traditional clamshell design. The device is positioned as a versatile consumer tool, emphasizing its potential for productivity and creativity, driven by factors such as extended battery life, modern Intel processors, and access to Google’s AI-powered tools.
The HP Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch offers a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS panel with two screen options, one supporting up to a 144Hz refresh rate, while the other likely operates at 60Hz. Both screens feature micro-edge anti-glare displays but with a maximum brightness of 250 nits and a limited color gamut of 45% NTSC.
Under the hood, it houses an Intel Core i3-N305 processor, equipped with eight E-cores (8C/8T) and a maximum boost clock of 3.8GHz, providing a significant performance boost over older mobile Celeron and Pentium models. The Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch comes with 8GB of onboard RAM and storage options of either 128GB or 256GB, though this storage is non-upgradable UFS storage.
Despite its power-efficient processor, the Chromebook Plus 15.6-inch boasts a commendable battery life of up to 13 hours. It weighs 3.81 pounds and has dimensions of 14.28 inches in width, 9.51 inches in depth, and 0.78 inches in height.