As you could easily guess from its name, the new HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition is a Chrome OS-powered notebook that is designed with education users in mind. The affordable laptop has virtually everything its target market needs from rugged build to portability and long battery life.
Design and Display
HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition shows off a slim, lightweight design making it ideal for students who want a portable notebook they can easily slot into their backpack. It measures 20 millimetres and weighs 2.7 pounds.
The Chromebook parades rugged construction with features such as co-moulded rubber edges to help it withstand the occasional bumps and knocks. HP says it is the ‘thinnest rugged Chromebook for Education‘ built to pass military-grade testing for ruggedness.
The small notebook comes with a spill-resistant keyboard which helps to guard against damage by water. It sports an 11.6-inch HD diagonal display that can be laid flat for easier collaboration, thanks to a hinge that can rotate 180 degrees. There is an IPS panel option for more enjoyable wide-angle viewing.
Power and Performance
The HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition will be powered by an Intel Celeron processor, the speed of which isn’t known at this time. The RAM capacity is also unspecified, but it is likely to be 2 GB.
The laptop will expectedly run on Google’s lightweight Chrome operating system. With a promise of about 9.5 hours in battery runtime, you can afford to leave your power charger at home when heading to school with this one.
Schools that would love to deploy the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition throughout all classes and specify use restrictions are well covered by the web-based Chrome Management Console.
This administrator-only feature allows teachers to set out the maximum level of access students can have on the chromebook, including as it has to do with updates and app installation. The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE can be differentiated by colours across classes.
Users in online study groups, such as those on Google Hangouts, are in for better collaboration with the aid of integrated noise suppression technology. In addition to Wi-Fi, optional 3G/4G WWAN connectivity is available for connecting to the Internet.
Pricing and availability
HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE Notebooks are not available in Nigeria. HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition price in Nigeria starts at around N45,000, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE Specs
Here are a few specs of the HP Chromebook 11 Education Edition Notebook:
- OS: Chrome OS
- Processor: Intel Celeron Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Ocean Turquoise, Snow White
- Dimension: XX x XX x 2.0 cm
- Weight: 1.22 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 11-inch back-lit LED Display, 1366 x 768 pixels
- Keyboard: Yes
- Pointing Device: HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
- Built-in Storage: 16GB SDD
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, Free 100GB of Cloud Storage (Google Drive)
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB 3.0: Yes, 1 port
- USB 2.0: Yes, 1 port
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- Docking Connector: No
- Secondary Battery Connector: No
- Mobile Broadband: Yes, 3G/HSPA+/4G LTE (optional)
- Chrome Web Store
- MIL-STD testing
- Battery: 3-cell, 36 WHr Li-Po Battery
- Use Time: up to 9.5 hours