HP didn’t have enough with the announcements it did at CES 2019, so it came up with even more products, this time part of the Chromebook series. The company unveiled new Chromebook units with Intel CPUs inside and meant for education. The new models came ahead of the BETT education conference.
One of HP’s new products is the Chromebook x360 11 G2 Education Edition and we also saw debuting the Chromebook 11 G7 Education Edition. The new Chromebooks are resilient and rugged, being MIL-STD-810G certified. The idea is that they’ll be handled roughly by the students and have to take a beating or two. The specs are pretty much the same for both models.
They feature Intel Celeron N4100 CPUs, up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of eMMC storage. There’s an 11.6 inch display in the mix, a touch enable panel, with a 1136 x 768 pixel resolution. There’s also USB Type-A connectivity, two USB Type-C ports too and USB 3.1 Gen 1, with support for up to 5 Gbps in data transfer speeds. HP Chromebook 11 G7 EE is pretty similar to the previous Apollo Lake models and it comes with a 180 degree fold flat format.
Bluetooth 5.0 is a welcome upgrade and other specs include a microSD card slot, a pick and spill proof keyboard and some Linux app support. It all weighs 1.33 kilograms. HP Chromebook X360 11 G2 EE also offers an optional digitizer and HP Wacom EMR stylus. This one’s storage starts at 32 GB and the weight is 3.24 pounds.
Both models will be available come April.