“The new HP Chromebooks are education-focused and have undergone MIL-STD-810G testing”
HP has refreshed its Chromebook lineup in India with the launch of two new laptops powered by Google’s ChromeOS. HP has dubbed them as Chromebook x360 11 G2 and Chromebook 11 G7 Education Edition (EE). As the name suggests, both the laptops are focused on school goers. They come with military-grade MIL-STD 810G durability and feature spill-resistant keyboard and drop protection thanks to a rubber trim.
HP Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE, the 11 G7 EE specifications, availability
Talking about the specifications, both the HP Chromebooks ship with 11-inch IPS touchscreen display with HD (1,366 x 768px) resolution. Notably, apart from the HD display, the Chromebook 11 G7 EE also have a matte HD IPS non-touchscreen and an HD SVA option. While you can rotate the screen of Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE to 360-degree to use it in tablet mode, the Chromebook 11 G7 EE’s display becomes static after 180-degree. The touchscreen variant of the new Chromebooks also come with an optional Wacom EMR pen support for note-taking.
The laptops are driven by either the dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 or quad-core Celeron N4100, 8GB of RAM and 32GB/ 64GB of storage. While both the Chromebooks are fueled by a 47.36Wh battery, the Chromebook 11 G7 EE promises better backup (13hrs) compared to its sibling that promises up to 11.5 hours. Connectivity options include two USB-C ports, one regular USB port, a headphone jack, and an SD card slot.
The Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE and Chromebook 11 G7 EE will go on sale sometime in April 2019. HP is yet to announce their price.