Today, students have to deal with a multifaceted learning environment that requires them to attend offline and virtual classes, take handwritten and typed notes, submit assignments over emails, and take online exams. To ensure that your child is not left behind in these changing times, you need to instil digital learning behaviours from an early age. And for that, the new MediaTek MT8183 powered HP Chromebook 11a is the perfect device. Read along to find out why this device makes sense for your kids.
Designed for the digital learning environment
The HP Chromebook 11a is designed to help students stay connected and engaged whether they are at school or learning at home. With a small and slim body that weighs only 1.05kg, the HP Chromebook 11a is an ideal choice for early learners (especially for students in classes two to seven). The HP Chromebook 11a is quite versatile, thanks to the 11.6-inch anti-glare HD touch display. Students can either use the trackpad or the touch screen to move around the UI. The touchscreen also makes it easy to zoom in and zoom out, making it easier for students to review documents or images with ease.
Despite sporting a compact form factor, the HP Chromebook 11a brings a full-size keyboard, so typing will not be an issue. On the contrary, students will enjoy typing on this device thanks to the firm keys and proper feedback. It packs a 37Wh battery that can last for up to 16 hours, so your kids can study without any battery woes. And thanks to the onboard Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0, connectivity is never going to be a problem. There are also dual speakers and an HD webcam, which are perfect for attending video lectures.
We also like the overall design of the HP Chromebook 11a. Its textured cover allows for a firm grip, making it perfect for kids who, shall we say, are known to drop things from time to time. The beautiful matte Indigo finish with colour-coordinated keyboard ensures that your kids will proudly carry the HP Chromebook 11a with them everywhere they go.
Powerful internals spearheaded by MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor
Powering the HP Chromebook 11a is the MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor that is both powerful and efficient. The chipset has four Arm Cortex-A73 ‘big’ cores and four Cortex-A53 cores, all operating up to 2GHz. MediaTek has also integrated a powerful Arm Mali-G72-class graphics processor, operating up to 800MHz. There’s also an integrated dual core AI processing unit (APU), enabling accelerated AI-enhancements to applications and AI-camera upgrades with very low power use. MediaTek has specifically designed this chipset to power the modern Chromebooks, and rest assured, performance will not be a problem with this one.
HP has paired the MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot that you can use to expand the storage by an additional 256GB. Apart from the microSD card slot, the HP Chromebook 11a also has USB-C, USB-A, and headphone jack ports. The USB-C port is also used for charging the device, which is appreciated. Even if your kids break the charging cable, you can buy a replacement cheaply.
Enjoy all the features and speed of Chrome OS
Google envisioned Chrome OS as the primary driver of low-cost educational devices, and it has accomplished its vision. The biggest benefit of Chrome OS is that it’s a relatively new operating system. So, it doesn’t have to deal with legacy codebases that plague other platforms like Windows OS. This makes Chrome OS perfect for low-cost devices as it can run on any hardware. Another benefit of Chrome OS is the tight integration with Google services. You get access to Google Assistant, Google Cloud services, Google Play Store, and more.
Since most schools use Google suite of apps like Google Docs and Google Sheets anyway, having native access to these apps is a plus. Apart from web apps, Chrome OS can also run Android apps. Most kids these days grow up using an Android device, and hence, the transition to Chrome OS for them will not be a problem. Chrome OS also allows kids to express their inquisitive nature by allowing them to easily tinker with the system. With Chrome OS, your kids will get a fast, secure, and intuitive experience. To make the device more enticing, HP has also included 100GB of free storage along with other Google One member benefits for one year.
Get the entire package for just Rs 21,999
What makes the HP Chromebook 11a ideal for kids is its pricing. HP has priced the base model at just Rs 21,999 – a steal, considering you are buying a full-fledged laptop. You are getting a compact and lightweight machine with a sturdy build, a powerful MediaTek processor, touch-screen display, up to 16-hour long battery life, and all the niceties and snappiness of Chrome OS. But that’s not all, there’s also a special offer for buyers. End customers purchasing the HP Chromebook 11a will get 1 year subscription of Toppr worth up to Rs 50,000. For the uninitiated, the Toppr is India’s most comprehensive learning app for grades 5 – 12. If you are looking for a budget laptop for your kids, the HP Chromebook 11a should be at the top of your list. The HP Chromebook 11a is available exclusively on Flipkart.com, so head over there and hit the buy button.