According to the supply of hromebooks far less than demand, uShopMall edit this post to customers specially. 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 HP Chromebook for Sale.

HP sells two variants of the Chromebook 15. Our $469 review model is available at Walmart and features an 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 4GB of memory, and 128GB of flash storage. At HP.com, Amazon, and Best Buy, you'll find a slightly cheaper ($450) configuration that features an Intel Pentium Gold processor and 64GB of flash storage. It's worth the extra $19 for the added storage alone, and the bump up from a Pentium CPU to a Core i3 is not a trivial one, absolutely icing on the configuration cake.

Both models come wrapped in the same aluminum enclosure with a unique white-and-blue color scheme. The metal lid features a white finish, and the keyboard deck and bottom panel are metallic blue. Together, the metal materials and pleasing colors add up to an attractive machine, a far cry from the Chromebooks of yore, dominated by flimsy plastic in matte black.

The HP Chromebook 15 is somewhat trim for a 15.6-inch laptop. It weighs 3.99 pounds and measures 0.7 by 14.1 by 9.7 inches (HWD). By comparison, the Acer Chromebook 315 weighs 3.97 pounds and measures 0.8 by 15 by 10.1 inches, while Lenovo's Yoga Chromebook C630 weighs 4.2 pounds and measures 0.7 by 14.2 by 9.8 inches. The system's narrow screen bezels help it stay a bit more compact than its 15.6-inch competition and give it a modern look that the thick-bezeled Acer Chromebook 315 can't match.

Unlike the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630, the HP Chromebook 15's display cannot rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode. A 15.6-inch screen, however, is too large and unwieldy to feel natural as a tablet, so I doubt many will miss the HP Chromebook 15's lack of flexibility. Its display does offer touch support, but I'd wager you'll use the keyboard and touchpad more than the touch display.

The keyboard is roomy and responsive and includes a dedicated number pad. The keys feel snappy, and once I got used to the presence of the number pad after a day, I stopped hitting the Delete key instead of the Backspace when typing. The keyboard deck flexes a bit more than I would have expected given that it is metal and not plastic, but it still offers a firm base on which to type.

The keyboard also features backlighting, a rarity among Chromebooks. It features four levels of brightness, which gives you plenty of choice to find the right amount of key glow for your environment.

A generously proportioned touchpad sits offset below the keyboard, roughly aligned with the spacebar. It's a clickable touchpad that integrates the mouse buttons. As opposed to the keyboard keys, which offer the right amount of travel to provide enough tactile feedback without feeling mushy, the touchpad offers a little too much travel to my mousing and clicking and liking. Still, the touchpad felt responsive, and it accurately recorded my swipes and gestures.

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The 15.6-inch touch display is an IPS panel with a 1,920-by-1,080-pixel resolution. There is no 4K screen upgrade option (Lenovo's Yoga Chromebook C630 does come in a 4K variant), but the HP Chromebook 15's image is still plenty detailed and crisp at 1080p. Plus, powering a 4K display requires more battery resources than a 1080p panel, and the HP Chromebook 15 doesn't have much juice to spare (more on that in the next section). The IPS panel also provides wide viewing angles and a bright image, but you may suffer from some glare and reflections with the glossy screen coating used on the touch display.