HP has unveiled two new Chromebooks aimed at the education market. The two devices are the Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE and Chromebook 11 G7 EE. Both the Chromebooks have undergone military-grade MIL-STD-810G testing and are spill-resistant with drop protection.
Beginning with the Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE, the device sports an 11-inch IPS display bearing HD resolution of 1,336 x 768 pixels. The x360 11 G2 EE features a 360-degree hinge which can be used in four different form factors – stand, tent, tablet, and notebook. It also offers touchscreen functionality and supports Wacom’s EMR pen for note-taking.
The Chromebook 11 G7 EE is not convertible, but it features a 180-degree hinge allowing the screen to completely lay flat. The device is available in three different display options i.e. an HD IPS touchscreen, a matte HD IPS non-touchscreen, and an HD SVA option.
Under the hood, both the Chromebooks share the same processor, RAM and storage configurations. The Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE and 11 G7 EE are equipped with either a dual-core Celeron N4000 or quad-core N4100 chipset coupled with 8GB RAM. The devices are available in two storage options of 32GB or 64GB. The storage is expandable via an SD card slot.
The x360 11 G2 EE is powered by a 47.36Wh battery unit which promises up to 11.5 hours of usage. The non-touchscreen variants of the Chromebook 11 G7 EE offer a better battery life of up to 13 hours of usage.
On the connectivity front, both the Chromebooks come with two USB-C ports, one USB-A port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pricing & Availability:
HP hasn’t revealed the pricing of its new Chromebooks yet. The devices are slated to go on sale in April later this year.