15 May 2019
HP has launched two new Chromebooks named Chromebook X360 11 G2 EE and Chromebook 11 G7 EE. Both of these are the newest offering to the company's Education Edition lineup. It means these are aimed at the education market for both students and teachers. But they are also rugged ones as they boast military-grade durability.
Starting with the HP Chromebook X360 11 G2 EE, it is an 11-inch convertible Chromebook with an HD (1366 x768 pixels) IPS display panel. It is powered by the dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 or quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. There is 32GB and 64GB internal storage option depending on the variant. It comes with a 47.36Wh battery claimed to last for about 11 hours on a single charge.
It is MIL-STD-810G testing certified which means it is quite more durable than traditional notebooks. There are two USB Type-C ports, one USB port, one microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. As mentioned in the beginning, it is a convertible notebook which means it can be used as a laptop as well as a tablet. There is also WACOM EMR stylus pen support for note-taking on the go.
As for the Chromebook 11 G7 EE, it is essentially the same as the above one except for a few changes here and there. Talking about similar things, it has the same display size, display panel, processor, internal storage, RAM capacity, and even battery capacity. The first major difference is that it has two more models with matte HD non-touchscreen display and HD SVA display. The next change is that even though it has the same battery capacity, it is said to last for about two hours more.
There are no words on the pricing of both these new HP Chromebooks yet but they are expected to go on sale sometime in April 2019. We will update the story as and when these details will be shared by the company.