If you are looking for a cheap and simple computer, then HP’s new 2016 edition of their Chromebook 13 might be the laptop for you.

Featuring specs that are surprisingly similar to that of a MacBook, but at a fraction of the cost, the new HP Chromebook 13 is quite an interesting proposition.

Starting at $499 (around £342), the Chromebook 13 has up to a sixth generation Intel Core M processor, with up to 16GB of onboard RAM and a 13.3-inch display that has a 3,200 x 1,800 resolution.

The Chromebook also has a USB-C port for charging, with an 11-hour battery life according to HP, and Bang & Olufsen speakers inside.

HP Elite USB-C Dock

It is also compatible with HP’s Elite USB-C docking station, which allows you to not only hook up multiple external monitors but also plug in a number of accessories at the same time.

The HP Chromebook 13 is also just 12.9mm thick and weighs only 1.29kg.

Of corse, a Chromebook is dependent on having an internet connection and only supports a few applications when compared to a MacBook or Windows laptop.

The newly updated HP Chromebook 13 is expected the ship next month, it will be priced at $499 for the version with a Pentium 4405Y processor and 4GB of RAM, $599 for the version with the Core m3-6Y30 processor and 4GB of RAM, $819 for the version with the Core m5-6Y57 processor and 8GB of RAM, and finally $1,029 for the version with a Core m7-6Y75 processor and 8GB of RAM.

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