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Upcoming HP Elite c1030 Chromebook will be like the Google PixelBook but probably better

Upcoming HP Elite c1030 Chromebook is essentially a high-end Ultrabook running Chrome OS (Source: HP)
Upcoming HP Elite c1030 Chromebook is essentially a high-end Ultrabook running Chrome OS (Source: HP)
The flagship Chromebook is essentially a retrofitted HP EliteBook convertible running on Google Chrome OS. It'll launch this August for a yet-to-be-announced price point, but it'll definitely cost more than your average Chromebook based on specifications alone.
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Aside from Google and their PixelBook series, very few OEMs offer high-end Chromebooks as most focus on sub $500 models running on Celeron or Pentium CPUs. HP attempted to market a high-end Chromebook back in 2016, but that particular model never had any direct successors.

Nonetheless, Chromebooks have only gotten more popular over the years signaling HP to take another stab at a flagship Chromebook model. The 13.5-inch HP Elite c1030 convertible will be just that with its uncommon 3:2 aspect ratio and core specifications seemingly lifted straight out of an HP EliteBook 1030. The system will sport a 10th gen Comet Lake-U CPU ranging from the Core i3 to Core i7 with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, 256 GB PCIe SSD, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, optional Sure View privacy filter, backlit keyboard, and optional 4G LTE Cat. 9 connectivity via SIM card.

The Elite c1030 will compete against the 13.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Chromebook which offers an integrated active pen holder and a 4K AMOLED display — features missing on the HP model.

HP Elite c1030 specifications sheet (Source: HP)
HP Elite c1030 specifications sheet (Source: HP)
HP Elite c1030 configured with Sure View privacy protection
HP Elite c1030 configured with Sure View privacy protection

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Allen Ngo, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 5)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.