HP Classmate is an affordable and rugged laptop for users in the education sector. It is designed to deliver decent performance in school settings, with special tools provided to make learning more rewarding and exciting.
Build and Display
With a dimension of 27 x 21.3 x 2.68 cm, HP Classmate is intended to be highly mobile. It is also light with weight starting at only 1.3 kg. Just slip it into a small bag or hold it and be on the go while enjoying the ability to work or study from virtually everywhere.
The small notebook comes integrated with a QWERTY keyboard with Hot key. It packs a 10.1-inch diagonal display with an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The anti-glare quality of the screen makes it suitable for outdoor use.
Performance and Software
HP Classmate is equipped with Intel Celeron Dual-Core processors which should deliver sufficient performance level to education users. The chip is paired with 4 GB of DDR3L RAM and graphics is taken care of by integrated Intel HD UMA graphics adapter.
HP Classmate comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) operating system.
For storage, HP Classmate is provided with a 5400rpm SATA HDD having a capacity of either 320 GB or 500 GB. The notebook’s 1MP HD webcam, complemented by a digital microphone and two speakers, makes it possible for experts on different subjects to be brought into classrooms via video conference calls.
HP Classmate is equipped with single band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo 6 for connectivity on the go.
A 2-cell, 25Whr or 3-cell, 37Whr battery is supplied for the laptop, depending on configuration. Port and interface options include two USB ports (including one USB 3.0 port), one RJ-45 (Ethernet) port and one HDMI port.
HP Classmate also features a 2-in-1 SDHC/MMC expansion slot and a TPM 1.2 security lock slot. You can easily set parameters and permissions for safe searches and downloads to safeguard the notebook from infections by malware and other threats.
Pricing and availability
HP Classmate Notebook is not yet available in Nigeria. HP Classmate price in Nigeria is expected to start at around N62,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Classmate Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Classmate Notebook:
- OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64
- Processor: Intel Celeron Processors
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 2GB RM or 4GB RAM, up to 4GB RAM
- Colours: White
- Dimension: 27 x 21.3 x 2.68 cm
- Weight: 1.3kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 10.1-inch Touch Display, (1366 x 768 pixels), anti-glare
- Keyboard: Full-sized keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Fingerprint Reader: No
- Built-in Storage: 320GB or 500GB Hard Drive
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 1MP Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes, 1 port
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional)