In mid-April, HP quietly rolled out a consumer version of the Elite C1030 Chromebook and it is currently available from Best Buy for $949. The device turned out to be a perfect clone of the ultra-premium convertible C1030 that was aimed at the Enterprise sector but there was a little bit of confusion about the specific specifications as the datasheet from HP lists the consumer model as having LTE when, in fact, it didn’t. Apart from that, the HP Chromebook x360 13c is still a powerful 13.5″ 2-in-1 with a bevy of features that you’d expect from a premium thousand-dollar laptop.
This Chromebook has a beautiful 400 nit display, all-aluminum chassis, a fingerprint reader, USI support and the list goes on and on. The 10th Gen Intel Core i5 is matched with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of zippy NVMe storage which makes it a formidable device for even the most discerning of power users. The only real issue we have with this consumer version of the Elite C1030 is the price tag. $949 may not be outlandish for a device that offers this type of premium experience but it’s difficult to bite off a thousand dollars for a Chromebook when you can get a similar experience from a laptop like the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 that retails for a mere $629. Yes, it has less storage and it isn’t technically all aluminum but it is a premium device with premium specs and a very affordable MSRP.
If the HP is still on your wish list and the price is the only thing that’s been holding you back, today may be your lucky day. Best Buy has slashed $150 off of the retail price of the HP which brings the price down to a more palatable $799. That’s still a hefty chunk of change but it does score you a powerful, ultra-premium Chromebook for just shy of $800 and that’s not too shabby. This model will continue to get updates through June of 2028 and the 10th Gen Core i5 is powerful enough to handle just about any workload without breaking a sweat. You can find the deal at the link below.