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This HP Chromebook has MacBook Air appealThe HP Chromebook 13 is the MacBook Air of the Chromebook world.
[MUSIC] This HP laptop is like the Macbook Air of the Chromebook world. Its slim and sleek aluminum design looks cooler than most Chromebooks, and it also performs like a champ. But that all comes at a high price. Most Chromebooks start around 200 to $300, the HP Chromebook 13 starts at $500. Dollars, and that's just for the base model. The laptop houses two USB C ports which allows you to charge it as well as connect it to an external screen. One full USB port, a headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot. Like all Chromebooks it runs Chrome OS. The simplified operating system can't run heavy duty programs like Photoshop or Final Cut [MUSIC] But if most of your computer activity revolves around using a browser. Like streaming Netflix, reading emails, or checking Twitter. Then the HP does exactly what you need it to do. When compared to other Chromebooks, the HP is expensive. But if compared to a MacBook Air, it's a hell of a deal. Depending on what you're looking for, the HP Chromebook 13 could be the affordable MacBook alternative you've been waiting for. [MUSIC]