Chrome works for you with the new HP Chromebook 13, a professional, secure laptop

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Businesses of every size around the world are taking a lesson from the education market and adopting Chromebooks thanks to the speed, simplicity, shareability and security the platform offers. A March 2015 ESG-Group survey also indicates that 70 percent of IT professionals expect Chromebooks to supplement or replace their existing device footprint in order to cut costs and safely improve employee productivity.

We’ve listened to business customers who have had a need for lightweight devices that don’t compromise on battery life, performance or build quality, and that provide the enhanced security businesses demand. And today with HP, we’re happy to introduce the HP Chromebook 13, the latest professional laptop that’s ultraportable — one of the thinnest and lightest in its class — and offers a new Chromebook docking station to boost productivity and help Chrome work for you.

Designed and built for business

At just 0.5 inches thin and starting at 2.86 pounds, the anodized brushed aluminum HP Chromebook 13 is a capable travel partner to and from meetings. It’s also ideal for online meetings, thanks to Audio by B&O Play and a 720p webcam for clear sound and video. Both meetings and work will look great on the 13.3-inch display, available with either full HD or a pixel-packed 3200 x 1800 (QHD+) resolution.

Inside is plenty of power for business grade multi-tasking, with configuration options ranging up to an Intel 6th generation Core m7 processor and 16GB of internal memory. Working through the day won’t be an issue either thanks to a battery that lasts for up to 11.5 hours* between charges. The optional HP Elite USB-C Docking station and port replicator accessories turn the HP Chromebook 13 into a full desktop solution with additional USB 3.0 ports and dual display support.

Easy, seamless integration thanks to new and improved Chrome OS features

For our customers who are using a Microsoft infrastructure, we’re excited to announce the improved Citrix Receiver 2.0 for Chrome extension, a virtualization solution that lets you remotely use apps from other platforms in their own window, even from the Chrome OS launcher. You simply use legacy and Chrome apps the same way, whether they’re local or remote, in browser tabs or individual windows. We also now offer direct integration with the Microsoft PKI based off of Active Directory Certificate Services (ADCS).

You can get more done at your desk with a Chromebook too: support for 3+ monitor and UDL 3.0 DisplayLink support is baked into Chrome 51, currently in the Beta channel. For organizations using smartcards for authentication, such as banks and government institutions, we’ve launched a Certificate Provider API that technology partners are integrating with. And we added the ability to centrally restrict network access for organizations operating in sensitive environments.

Equip your business with Chrome

HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 in the US, with pre-orders starting today at our reseller partners, and availability from HP and directly through the Chrome for Work site starting in May.

*Battery life may vary depending on specification, usage and other conditions.