HP Unveils New Chromebook

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HP with an eye on big education market worldwide launched its latest lightweight Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

The new 20 mm thin, fanless Chromebook just weighs 2.7 pounds and is the thinnest rugged Chromebook for education in the market. With rugged construction accents like co-molded rubber edges, the device passes HP’s 70 cm drop test to help protect it from occasional bumps with lockers and drops from desks.

The spill-resistant keyboard helps keep the Chromebook safe from water-related accidents and includes smart features like a 180-degree hinge that allows the Chromebook to lay flat for easy collaboration, as well as an optional IPS panel that provides wide viewing angles, perfect for students working together on a project. And for those Google Hangouts study groups, built-in noise suppression technology makes everything sound great.

HP Chromebook_BlackInside, students will find an Intel Celeron processor3 for fast access to their applications and up to 9.5 hours of battery life4 to get through even the longest school day. Optional 3G/4G WWAN5 connectivity helps ensure students can connect to the resources they need inside and outside of the classroom.

The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is also easy to deploy and manage, thanks to the optional Chrome Management Console6. Teachers and administrators can manage policies, apps and OS updates across a fleet of thousands of Chromebooks, all from a web-based admin console. In addition to device management.

HP offers configurable color options (black and electric green) so administrators can quickly identify and distribute the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE by grade, class or charging cart.

The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE will be available initially in US for US$ 199 onwards.

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