In the education space, the Chromebook is easily the most dominant type of laptop device for teachers and students. HP has now launched 4 new models in the budget Chromebook market with sizes ranging from 11 inches to 14 inches, with prices starting under $300 (approx. Rs. 21362).
Beginning at 11-inch models, HP released the 11 G8 EE and 11A G8 EE, with spill-resistant keyboards and MIL-STD 810G standard testing. Both also come with a HD IPS touchscreen option and storage options between 16GB and 64GB. The main difference between the two products comes down to the processor where the 11A has a dual-core AMD APU (the 1.8 GHz A6-9220C or 1.6 GHzA6-9120C), while the 11 has dual- and quad-core Intel options (N4000, N4020, N4100, N4120).
The 2-in-1 HP Chromebook 11 x360 features a 360 hinge to rotate the screen completely, Intel Chipsets and even comes with an optional active Wacom EMR pen/digitizer. HP has also added an extra “world-facing” camera and the laptop will only come with IPS options.
And finally, going a little up the budget, HP has announced the HP Chromebook 14 G6, the successor to the Chromebook G5. It offers the option of a 14-inch FullHD IPS screen, 8Gb RAM, Intel N4000 series processors, storage up to 128GB and USB-Type A ports.
The HP 11 G8 EE begin at $259 (Rs. 18444 approx) and it’s available now while the 11A will be available in February, prices not announced. The 2-in-1 HP Chromebook 11 x360 G3 EE is available for purchase now for $299 (Approx. Rs. 21293) and the 14″ G6 model start at $289(Rs. 20582 Approx.)
Commenting on the launch of the new Chromebooks, Andy Rhodes, Global Head, Commercial PCs, Personal Systems, HP Inc. said:
Digital teaching and learning continues to evolve with teachers and students valuing technology solutions that not only serve as tools for education, but that can also withstand the rigors of wherever learning takes them – whether it’s in the classroom, lab, home, or somewhere in between. HP is passionate about creating solutions that provide early learners the opportunity to expand their tools and their minds. With cloud-based mobile learning becoming increasingly relevant, HP’s new Chromebooks help students create and collaborate to deliver meaningful outcomes for themselves and their communities.