Last week, HP announced the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) – a durable, lightweight Chromebook specifically developed for students and educators.
Two of the device’s main features that stand out almost immediately is its ruggedness and its spill-resistant keyboard.
The fanless Chromebook is 20mm thin and weighs a 1.2kgs. It also features rubber edges for accidental bumps or rage-induced smashing. The chromebook also passed HP’s 70cm drop test, which is about 2 feet.
So if it does slip out of your hands, or get flung off a desk, it should survive.
Its spill-resistant keyboard is another boon. If you’re a student who prefers working late into the night and constantly worries about falling asleep and short-circuiting your keyboard with Red Bull – HP’s got you covered.
The device also includes a 180-degree hinge if you absolutely have to lie down and work and built-in noise suppression technology. The device is powered by an Intel Celeron processor and can run for up to 9.5 hours on its battery.
The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE also features an optional Chrome Management Console. 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.
|Operating system||Chrome OS 64|
|Processor family||Intel Celeron processor|
|Processor||Intel Celeron N2840 with Intel HD Graphics (2.16 GHz, up to 2.58 GHz, 1 MB cache, 2 cores)|
|Memory||4 GB DDR3L-1600 SDRAM (onboard)|
|Internal drive||32 GB eMMC|
|Cloud service||100 GB Google Drive (2-year subscription included)|
|Display||29,46 cm (11.6″) diagonal HD UWVA anti-glare LED slim (1366 x 768)|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics integrated on processor|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||11.81 x 8.1 x 0.81 in (30 x 20.57 x 2.04 cm)|
|Weight||Starting at 2.83 lb (Starting at 1.28 kg)|
|Ports||1 USB 3.0|
|1 USB 2.0|
|1 4.5 mm AC power connector|
|1 headphone/microphone combo jack|
|Expansion slots||1 multi-format digital media reader|
|Audio||HD Audio, Dual Speakers|
|Battery type||3-cell, 36 WHr Li-ion|