About a month ago I mentioned HP was launching a brand new 15-inch Chromebook. No big deal you might think, but this is one of the first devices to have a separate number pad. Well, if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on one you’ll be happy to know three different variants are now available in the UK.
We’ve had many different Chromebook devices launched over the years. Plenty of choice in the under 14-inch hybrid range and 14-inch laptops. What we’ve not seen until recently is 15-inch devices with a separate number pad. These devices are aimed at professionals or anybody who needs a separate number pad.
Having a separate number pad is ideal if you need to do a lot of number crunching. Trying to type figures without one is slow and very inefficient. So if number crunching on spreadsheets is your thing, then let’s have a look at the three different model variants recently launched by HP.
HP CHROMEBOOK 15
It’s great to see that HP has launched all three variants of the HP Chromebook 15 at the same time. This is much better than Asus and the C434 device. This means you do not have to wait around to see if the same Chromebook with different specs is released at a later date. It immediately allows you to choose the right variant that is suitable for your needs.
All three models come with a 15.6-inch display and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. You’ll also be happy to know that all models also offer an IPS panel. This means you’ll have no issues with the display quality on offer.
HP CHROMEBOOK 15 – VARIANTS AND PRICES
The entry-level device comes with an Intel Pentium Gold processor and 4 GB of RAM. You also get 64GB of storage. Is currently available at £399. However, is on special offer at £349 until 17/09/19.
The mid-range device comes with an Intel i3 8th generation processor. A huge 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Is currently available at £499.
The high-spec model comes with an 8th generation Intel i5 processor. The same amount of RAM at 8GB. The storage is also the same as the mid-range device at 128GB. Is currently available at £599.
- PRICES CORRECT AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019
- ALL MODELS AVAILABLE AT CURRYS PC WORLD
IF I HAD TO CHOOSE ONE
All three models should perform well but if I had to choose one it would be the high-spec model. Yes, it’s true that both the mid-range and high-spec devices offer the same amount of RAM and storage. However, you’ll really notice the difference between the Intel i3 vs the Intel i5.
If the high-spec model was an extra £200 in comparison to the mid-range model. Then I’d possibly opt for the mid-range if I was looking for value for money. However, that extra power the i5 model will offer at just £100 extra is worth it.
All models have pretty decent specs, so I’m sure whatever device you choose you’ll be happy with. This is a great Chromebook and I’m sure it will do well.