HP debuted 3 new laptops this week, ones meant for the education market. They’re entry level and midrange models, part of the ProBook and Stream series, including a convertible model or two. Let’s check them out.
HP Stream 11 Pro G5 is an entry level laptop with a 180 degree hinge and its chassis is more resilient than average, being almost rugged. It’ll be available from December in classrooms and it comes with an 11.6 inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The touch part is optional. The CPU choices are Celeron N4000, N4100 and Pentium Silver N5000.
Up to 8 GB of RAM are available, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage and USB Type-A ports of the 3.1 and 2.0 variety, as well as HDMI 1.4. We’ve also got an audio jack here, a power jack and a 37.69 Whr battery. It all weighs 2.8 pounds.
The other models are HP ProBook x360 11 G3 Education Edition and HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE. These are compact convertibles also meant for the classroom. It’s odd to see HP launching a third gen and fourth gen model at the same time, but hey, who are we to judge? The third gen unit has an 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, with a 360 degree hinge and touchscreen, plus the choice of Celeron N4000 and N4100, or a Pentium Silver N5000.
Up to 8 GB o RAM are here, plus a 48 Wh battery and a spill resistant keyboard.
The HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE goes to a Core m3 or even Core i5 CPU, but those are coming in Spring 2019. Storage goes up to 256 GB of SSD. Prices should be affordable, since these are products for students.