HP Expands Chromebook Lineup with Touch to Power Your Favorite Apps

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HP Expands Chromebook Lineup with Touch to Power Your Favorite Apps

A look at the HP Chromebook 11-inch G5, a stylish laptop with up to 12.5 hours of battery life.

HP announced the Chromebook 11 G5 with an available touchscreen. With a redesigned chassis, the Chromebook features a slimmed-down design with a narrower display bezels, thinner and lighter dimensions than previous generations, and promises a game-changing up to 12.5 hours of battery life1(based on Google Chrome OS™ power_LoadTest)— at a budget-friendly starting price of $189.

Latest specs, tiny footprint

The new HP Chromebook 11 G5 is the first of HP’s 11.6” diagonal Chromebooks to offer a touchscreen—an inviting new experience for the many touch-enabled Chrome and Android™ applications in the Google Play™ Store that is planned to be compatible with Chrome OS™ later this year.

Although feather-light starting at just 2.51 lbs., the 11 G5 speeds through spreadsheets, videos and Hangouts with the power from an Intel® Celeron® N3060 processor that quickly launches apps, allows for speedy web browsing, and efficiently manages the battery for up to 11 hours on a touchscreen and up to 12.5 hours on a non-touchscreen device.

Designed to teach and inspire

With the addition of the Google Play Store on Chromebooks, these devices currently meet the needs of students and teachers. Android apps on Chromebooks will make their experiences even better.

HP aimed to make the latest version of the thin and light Chromebook 11 G5 more durable and user-friendly for students than ever before, according to Wu.

HP’s Chromebook 11 G5 features a slimmed-down profile that slips into a backpack with ease and gives students a lot more arm room on their desks. A new, smooth-curve keyboard design makes it easier to wipe out dust.

One version of the device comes with an optional HD IPS touchscreen panel protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™, which reduces reflection and is damage-resistant to help resist handle swiping, tapping, and accidental bumps.

The IPS panel with wider viewing angles enables a more collaborative environment for group discussion when students share a single screen, making for a more interactive learning experience in the classroom.

The HP Chromebook 11 G5 is available through channel partners starting in July and set to hit retailers’ store shelves in October.

The information for this post was taken from a Press Release from HP News by Sarah Murray, follow the link for more details.

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