HP Chromebook 11 G5 X0P00EA
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Reviews for the HP Chromebook 11 G5 X0P00EA
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: The HP Chromebook 11 G5 X0P00EA is the laptop that lets the user work with files in the cloud. A Chromebook has the Chrome OS operating system. Chrome OS does not support offline Windows programs. However, Chromebooks offer other advantages over Windows laptops in the same price category. This model is one of the cheapest Chromebooks on the market. It is surprisingly good at multitasking. The big advantage of working in the cloud is that users do not need a large hard disk anymore. The Chromebook requires only 32 GB of flash memory onboard and the laptop boots within 15 seconds. As long as the user is logged into Google, user have their files and data at their fingertips. Google's and HP's smart bet with the HP Chromebook 11 was to make the whole product seem much more like a laptop-tablet than a cheap laptop. From its Micro-USB port to its clean color-accented plastic, it feels like the smaller cousin to the Pixel, part of a new Chromebook family. It even has the same four-color rainbow bar on the back lid, a small "Chrome" touch. The Chromebook 11 is a clean device, with looks that fall somewhere between any MacBook and kid-friendly PC. The Chromebook 11 does not have any visible speakers or vents, and only a few ports, which is an intentional move, giving this product a seamless, smooth appearance. The laptop feels very plastic, but it is also very light. Google says there is a magnesium frame underneath, but it is hard to tell. It feels sturdy enough but still resembles a budget product. It seems kid-friendly and somewhat able to withstand a knock-around.
As for hardware specifications, the HP Chromebook 11 G5 X0P00EA has an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, an Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) graphics card, 4 GB of RAM and a 32 GB eMMC flash memory. Inside the box, there is a Micro-USB charger that is pretty compact, and can also charge tablets, phones, or other devices with micro USB charging port. Google also includes a two-year, 100 GB Google Drive storage upgrade, a 60-day Google Music All Access trial, and 12 vouchers for GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi, which get redeemed via the Chromebook itself. There is nothing surprising about a display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:9. This matte display does not have touch. Despite being an 11-inch device, the wide, comfortable keyboard ranks among the best on a smaller laptop. No, it is not backlit, but the writing was a breeze, and key placement felt natural. The wide clickable plastic touchpad beneath has its heart in the right place. Speakers are hidden under the keyboard; the goal is less muffled sound. Indeed, this Chromebook pumped out some impressive volume, and movies actually sounded decent. Combined with the VGA camera above the display, this might be a good ultraportable for Google Hangouts in loud places.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (2016 Celeron) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 shader cores (EU) and different clock speeds.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N3060: SoC with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.48 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion.
Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.
In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.