HP Chromebook 15-de0035cl
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the HP Chromebook 15-de0035cl
Source: CNet Archive.org version
You may be used to Chromebooks that are small, plasticky and underpowered, but the HP Chromebook 15 is none of those things. In fact, it's more like a higher-end mainstream Windows 10 laptop, but with the simplicity and security of Chrome OS and a price under $470 (£399). If mobility isn't a concern and you're ready to make a Chromebook your primary computer at home, this 15.6-inch HP is an easy recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
Chromebooks keep expanding, in popularity and screen size. They have moved beyond schools and the budget shelves at your local electronics mart into homes and coffee shops, as inexpensive, easy-to-use alternatives to Windows laptops and MacBooks. Helping fuel this adoption is the Chromebook moving from undersize 10- and 11-inch displays to panels big enough to get work done, paired with keyboards that don't feel cramped. With its 15.6-inch display, HP's Chromebook 15 ($469 as tested) is among the largest Chromebooks on the market, alongside the budget-minded Acer Chromebook 315 and the spiffier Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630. It even has a number pad. Unfortunately, a tiny battery crimps the unplugged runtime. If you don't need to stray far from an outlet, though, there's much to like about this Chromebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag Archive.org version
If you're looking for a sub-$500 Chromebook, you won't find a better deal than the HP Chromebook 15. It has solid Core i3 performance, long battery life and a comfortable keyboard, all packed in a refreshing design. However, I wish that the speakers were louder and the display more colorful. If you're looking for a more-premium Chromebook, go with the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 ($899). It has a colorful 4K panel, a 2-in-1 design and stronger, Core i5 performance than HP's machine. Overall, the HP Chromebook 15 is an excellent performer for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Chrome Unboxed Archive.org version
In the end, price informs on all these decisions. Know what you are getting and don’t pay full price for this Chromebook and I think you’ll walk away from the purchase satisfied with your decision and satisfied with your Chromebook. After all, this device is only weeks old and is already on sale left and right. At the right price, this device quickly becomes a great value. With both Lenovo and Acer poised to offer Chromebooks with number pads as well, it might be worth waiting to see how those fare. Either way, if you do need a Chromebook with a number pad and find a sale on the HP Chromebook 15, I think you’ll enjoy it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2019
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i3-8130U: On the Kaby-Lake architecture based dual core SoC clocked at 2.2 to 3.4 GHz with HyperThreading (4 Threads) and an integrated UHD Graphics 620 graphics card clocked at up to 1 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
HP: Founded in 1939, the US company is a major server and printer manufacturer and one of the leading IT companies in the world. Until 2015, the company was called Hewlett-Packard Company. After a split, the computer division was renamed HP Inc.
In 2023, HP had an approximate market share of 22% of global PC sales, making it number 2 after Lenovo.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.