The number pad on HP’s Chromebook 15 makes spreadsheet work a breeze

hp chromebook 15 numpad 2019 press

HP claims that Chromebook users are increasingly craving devices with larger displays to consume content, and it is expanding its Chrome OS family with the HP Chromebook 15 to address those needs. The new HP Chromebook 15 joins other members of HP’s Chromebook family, including a 14-inch clamshell laptop, detachable Chromebook 12 x2 tablet, and a Chromebook 14 x360 convertible.

The HP Chromebook 15 Laptop features a 15.6-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. The device is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4417U processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 610. It also ships with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and 64GB of eMMC memory. Compared to the more portable 3.48-pound HP Chromebook 14 Laptop, the 14.11 x 9.69 x 0.7-inch Chromebook 15 Laptop comes in at just under four pounds. With its larger size, HP claims that you get up to 13 hours of mixed usage on a single battery charge, so this Chrome OS device will be able to get you through a whole day at the office with plenty of juice to spare.

For those demanding more performance, HP also offers the Chromebook 15 in a configuration that tops out with an eighth-generation Intel Core i processor and up to 128GB of storage.

The Chromebook 15 Laptop also supports dual stereo speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen, integration with Google Play Store to download and run Android apps, and two USB-C ports. This Chrome OS notebook comes with a metal cover that has a ceramic white finish as well as a metal keyboard deck with a sandblasted finish in either mineral silver or cloud blue color tones. The Chromebook 15 comes with a full-size keyboard with a dedicated number pad, making it ideal for those who work within spreadsheets, like Google Sheets. The only other Chromebook on the market with a dedicated number pad is the recently announced Acer Chromebook 715 series. Like HP’s model, Acer’s Chromebook 715 is a 15-inch metal-clad Chrome OS-powered notebook that tops out with an Intel eighth-generation Core i5 processor.

Pricing for the Chromebook 15 starts at $449 for the base configuration. Even though HP claims that the laptop is available now, at the time of our publication, HP’s site lists the Chromebook 15 as coming soon.

Product Review

The first AMD-powered Chromebook will make you wish you had Intel inside

The HP Chromebook 14 is a budget Chrome OS laptop that cuts its price in part by choosing AMD over Intel and by using plastic instead of metal. The results are mixed.
Computing

The Dell XPS 13 headlines the best laptop deals for May 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we have you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Computing

Apple’s updated MacBook Pro may be twice as fast, but can it handle the gains?

Apple refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, delivering up two twice the performance improvements. The 15-inch model tops out with an eight-core ninth-generation Intel processor and discrete AMD graphics alongside a slightly tweaked keyboard.
Computing

HP slashes $200 off Spectre x360 laptops in Memorial Day deal

HP's Spectre x360 laptops are among the best premium convertible notebooks on the market today, and now you can save $200 on these laptops thanks to HP's Memorial Day sale. The 15-inch model also supports discrete graphics.
Computing

These external drives have speed, durability, and storage space to spare

Whether you want an external storage drive that is fast, portable, or comes with a ton of storage, these are the best external hard drives available today. They all come with great features and competitive pricing.
Computing

The 2019 ThinkPad lineup is robust. Here's how to pick the right one for you

Be it the X series, the T series, E series, it can be tough to find the best Lenovo laptop that is right for you. To help, we'll break down all the options available to make your choice a more informed one.
Computing

Here’s how to watch AMD reveal its new Ryzen chips at Computex

AMD will hold a pre-Computex keynote May 27 to announce its new line of 3rd-generation Ryzen processors and accompanying Radeon Navi graphics cards. Here's how to watch the keynote live wherever you are in the world.
Computing

Should you buy a MacBook Pro or a Razer Blade Stealth? We'll help you decide

Laptop head to heads are a great way to see which one might be the right one for you. Our latest sees the Razer Blade Stealth (2019) vs. MacBook Pro in a fight to see which one deserves to be your next laptop.
Computing

AMD's latest Navi graphics cards are incoming. Here's what to expect

AMD's Navi graphics cards could be available as soon as July 2019 — as long as it's not delayed by stock problems. Billed as a successor to Polaris, Navi promises to deliver better performance to consoles like Sony's PlayStation 5.
Computing

Ryzen 3000 chips will pack a punch, and could launch as early as July

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 generation of CPUs could be the most powerful processors we've ever seen, with higher core counts, greater clock speeds, and competitive pricing. Here's what we know so far.
Mobile

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.
Deals

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a few months off, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.
Computing

Microsoft might finally embrace USB-C on next-gen Surface Pro 7

USB-C could finally come to Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet. According to a Microsoft patent filing, the port was shown in an illustration, suggesting that the company is working to support this feature in the future.
Computing

Here’s how to watch the Nvidia Computex 2019 press conference

Here’s everything you need to know about Nvidia’s upcoming press conference at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan; including what to expect during the press conference and how and when to watch it.