HP's premium Chromebook x360 14c improves on the successful recipe of the original, starts at $499

In brief: HP’s original Chromebook 14 was already selling like hotcakes to people who don’t depend on legacy software tools and are able to live their digital lives in the cloud. Now the company has improved on that recipe with more refinements such as a fingerprint reader, fast charging, and updated internals. The screen could’ve been a bit brighter, but at a starting price of $499, it’s a lot of Chromebook for your buck.

A few weeks ago we were looking at how HP’s latest product lineup which came at an opportune time as companies and governments were fast-tracking the modernization of their software tools, and schools are exploring ways to offer remote learning experiences.

Hinging on the success of the original Chromebook x360, HP today unveiled a spiritual successor to the popular 14-inch convertible, the x360 14c. The company says this is the most premium Chromebook they’ve ever made for consumers.

HP's premium Chromebook x360 14c improves on the successful recipe of the original, starts at $499 1

The Chromebook x360 14c sports a touch-enabled 1080p display with thin bezels and support for USI pens. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass though it’s not the brightest you can get at just 250 nits. A few nice-to-have features in this new 14-inch Chromebook are the ‘webcam privacy switch’ as well as a volume rocker on the left side of the device. The company also moved the speakers’ position from above the keyboard to the sides, but otherwise they’re Bang & Olufsen-branded, as we’ve come to expect from HP.

You can get the x360c 14c configured with anywhere from a Pentium Gold 6405U up to a 10th-gen Core i5 paired with either 4 or 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of eMMC storage. HP says the battery can hold for up to 13.5 hours of use and can be brought to a 50% charge in 45 minutes.

HP's premium Chromebook x360 14c improves on the successful recipe of the original, starts at $499 2

Connectivity includes support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5, one USB-Type C, and one USB-A port, as well as a microSD card slot. There’s also a fingerprint sensor below the arrow keys and Windows Hello authentication. The device comes in at 3.64 lbs and start at $499 at places like Best Buy and the HP Store when it ships later this month.

For those who are either not willing to spend that much on a basic laptop, HP also announced the more modest Chromebook 11a which makes up for its chunky bezels with a low starting price of just $219.

HP's premium Chromebook x360 14c improves on the successful recipe of the original, starts at $499 3

It’s equipped with a smaller, 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and two USB-Type C ports. The Chromebook 11a is powered by a Celeron N3350 paired with 4GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage, Wi-Fi 5 support and Bluetooth 4.2.

At a starting price of just $219, it’s hard to complain. Choosing between this and say — Samsung’s similarly priced Chromebook 3 with the same specs is going to be a matter of personal taste.

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews



Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Crypto Scams

Millions in Cryptocurrency Stolen by Scammers in the Last Month According to Tenable Research
November 24, 2021
Behind The Scenes: How this Crypto Community Responded to + $50m Hack
October 18, 2021
Crypto Scams
Crypto Scams Still Persistent In 2021, SEC Warns About Red Flags To Watch
September 9, 2021
Poly Network
Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $600 million in the Poly Network Attack
August 12, 2021
The World’s Most Infamous Crypto Hacks and Scams
July 31, 2021

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

Crypto casinos
How Does Bitcoin Casino Work + 2021 Beginner’s Guide
November 8, 2021
Cryptocurrency
How to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency
November 8, 2021
What Are Bitcoin Futures And How Will They Work In 2022?
November 4, 2021
Ethereum
The Unconventional Guide to Ethereum
October 28, 2021
ICo Presale
The Science Behind ICO Presales…
October 14, 2021


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
Bitcoin58,092 0.50 % 2.95 % 1.77 %
Ethereum4,443.2 0.26 % 4.54 % 2.87 %
Binance Coin621.79 0.42 % 2.65 % 5.34 %
Tether0.9986 0.03 % 0.08 % 0.23 %
Solana204.39 1.38 % 2.94 % 12.07 %
Cardano1.600 0.78 % 2.25 % 13.55 %
XRP0.9956 0.32 % 4.29 % 6.89 %
Polkadot30.87 2.19 % 17.29 % 10.73 %
USD Coin1.000 0.14 % 0.20 % 0.17 %
Dogecoin0.2215 0.68 % 1.42 % 7.23 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 58,198.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 4,445.92
binance-coin
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 621.70
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 0.999598
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 206.15
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 1.61
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.9992
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 37.07
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 0.999612
dogecoin
Dogecoin (DOGE) $ 0.216036