The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

HP Chromebook 13

from  $508.61+
product image
79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The HP Chromebook 13 is one of the best Chromebooks available, but it comes at a cost. Though HP’s latest is a joy to use, a less expensive Chromebook will suit most consumers just fine.

Read Full Review
Pros
  • Excellent screen
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Strong overall performance
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Display frame construction is kind of flimsy
79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

79
 

Users

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

There are currently no user reviews associated with this product.

That's okay though because you can add your own review and we'll feature it here.

Write a Review

Score Breakdown

 
80
Average Critic Score
 
90
9to5Google
Adds style and quality to a product category synonymous with utilitarianism and affordability. While the specific Core m5 model I’m reviewing forfeits the latter characteristic, its physical design and quality is stellar enough to consider purchasing a cheaper spec’ed, but still capable model.
 
70
Laptop Magazine
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.
 
90
PC World
HP's Chromebook 13 aims at the corporate user, with beauty and power to spare. It's the first Chromebook with a 3200x1800 QHD+ display and a Core m processor. All other Chromebooks should be worried, including the flagship Chromebook Pixel.
 
70
Time
The HP Chromebook 13 is high-performing yet simple laptop that makes very few compromises. Those who already know they want a Chromebook and aren’t necessarily looking for the cheapest option certainly won’t be disappointed.
 
70
Wired
If you can wait to buy a Chromebook, sit tight. If you can’t, buy this one.
 
80
VentureBeat
If swiping with your finger on these apps is a must for you, then maybe the current HP Chromebook 13 isn’t just right. But the upcoming touch version will be. For those who don’t mind clicking on apps that ordinarily use touch, the current version is your best option.
 
90
Forbes
All in all, the HP Chromebook 13 is a high-quality laptop that delivers a lot of bang for the buck and presages a bright future the Chrome OS.
 
80
TechRadar
The HP Chromebook 13 is the finest and thinnest Chrome OS machine yet, however the lack of a touchscreen and average battery life prevent it from being the best.
 
80
CNET
The HP Chromebook 13 satisfyingly combines the cloud-based simplicity of the Chrome OS with a stylish modern design, even if it's expensive for a Chromebook.
 
80
PC Mag
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.

Related Video

HP Chromebook 13: Review

HP Chromebook 13: Review

Posted 08.03.16

The Latest

Sponsored Links