HP has launched two new Chromebooks in its Education Edition lineup; the Chromebook X360 11 G2 EE and the Chromebook 11 G7 EE. The brand has not yet revealed pricing and availability details of these laptops, but it did unveil their specifications. The Chromebook X360 11 G2 EE has a convertible design, while the Chromebook 11 G7 EE has a conventional design. These Chromebooks are targeted towards students, and hence they come with a rugged design. Both laptops have a spill-resistant keyboard, rubber trims on edges, and IP41 and MIL-STD 810G rating.
HP Chromebook X360 11 G2 EE
As mentioned earlier, the HP Chromebook X360 11 G2 is a convertible laptop. Hence, it can be used in tablet mode, tent mode, and regular laptop mode. It has an 11-inch touchscreen display with IPS LCD technology and HD resolution. There is Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the screen. The display also supports Wacom EMR Pen. The device can be purchased with either quad-core Intel N4100 processor or dual-core Celeron N4000 processor. It can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 64GB of eMMC storage. For connectivity, it has two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, one USB 3.1 Type-A port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader. There is also a 5MP webcam that has HD video recording capability. According to HP, the laptop can provide up to 11.5 hours of battery backup.
HP Chromebook 11 G7 EE
Coming to the HP Chromebook 11 G7 EE, it has a conventional laptop design. The display in this one is an 11-inch unit with HD resolution. Users can choose between IPS LCD or SVA panel. There is no touchscreen on offer though. The laptop comes with the same processor choices as its sibling; a quad-core Celeron N4100 or a dual-core Celeron N4000. The laptop can be configured with up to 8GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. The connectivity options are same as that in the X360 11 G2; two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, one USB 3.1 Type-A port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD card reader. HP claims the Chromebook 11 G7 EE to offer up to 13 hours of battery backup.