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HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 coming with MIL-STD-certified designs and USB Type-C charging

HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 coming with MIL-STD-certified designs and USB Type-C charging (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 coming with MIL-STD-certified designs and USB Type-C charging (Source: HP)
The rugged redesign should help these education-centric Chromebooks survive the chaos and destruction that is the K-12 grade school classroom.

HP is unloading on some smaller announcements ahead of its inevitably larger reveals expected at CES 2018. Naturally, these include a handful of refreshed Chromebooks in 11.6-inch and 14-inch form factors designed for grade-school users and classroom environments.

HP Chromebook 11 G6

First up is the Chromebook 11 G6 as the successor to the Chromebook 11 G5. Much like its predecessor, the system will continue to use Celeron processors with up to a 768p display. The chassis has been redesigned to be slightly thinner and heavier with MIL-STD 810G specifications, spill-resistant keyboard, multiple USB Type-C ports that can be used for charging, and double the RAM capacity. The HDMI port, however, is now gone.

Chromebook 11 G6Chromebook 11 G5
CPUCeleron N3350, N3450Celeron N3060
GPUHD Graphics 500HD Graphics 400
Display11.6-inch matte 768p, glossy 768p touchscreen, 220-nits11.6-inch matte 768p, glossy 768p touchscreen
RAMUp to 8 GB LPDDR4-24004 GB LPDDR3-1600
Connectivity2x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x 3.5 mm audio, MicroSD reader2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, AC adapter, MicroSD reader
Battery47.36 Wh43.7 Wh
Dimensions30.6 x 20.8 x 18.05 cm28.6 x 20.5 x 18.4 cm
WeightStarting at 1.24 kgStarting at 1.14 kg

 

HP Chromebook 11 G6
HP Chromebook 11 G6

HP Chromebook 14 G5

Next is the Chromebook 14 G5 as the successor to the Chromebook 14 G4. Like the Chromebook 11 G6, the redesign integrates MIL-STD 810G specifications and multiple USB Type-C ports with upgraded internal specifications and an optional keyboard backlight. HP is fortunately not omitting the USB Type-A ports on these new Chromebooks, but we do find it strange that they integrate MicroSD readers instead of the more common full-size SD reader. Neither of these systems are equipped with 360-degree hinges and touchscreens are optional as a result.

Chromebook 14 G5Chromebook 14 G4
CPUCeleron N3450, N3350Celeron N2840, N2940
GPUHD Graphics 500HD Graphics
DisplayUp to 1080p IPS touchscreen14-inch matte 768p, 1080p
RAMUp to 8 GB LPDDR4-2400Up to 4 GB DDR3L-1600
Connectivity2x USB 3.1 Type-C, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 3.5 mm audio, MicroSD reader3x USB Type-A, 1x HDMI, 3.5 mm audio, AC adapter, MicroSD reader
Battery47.36 Wh37 Wh
Dimensions33.7 x 22.6 x 1.83 cm34.4 x 24 x 1.78 cm
WeightStarting at 1.54 kg1.71 kg


HP Chromebook 14 G5
HP Chromebook 14 G5

HP Chromebox G2

Lastly, the Chromebox mini PC will be updated with much more powerful ULV Core ix U-series options reaching up to the i7-8650U. The additional horsepower can be used to drive up to two 4K UHD external monitors via USB Type-C for increased productivity, though the dedicated DisplayPort option has been curiously omitted in this latest iteration. The fact that most Chrome OS systems can now access the Android Play store makes the value proposition of new Chromebooks and Chromebox Mini PCs much more enthralling.

No launch dates or prices have been revealed, but we will likely learn more about these details come CES time.

Chromebox G2Chromebox G1
CPUCeleron 3865U, i5-7300U, i7-8650UCeleron 2955U, Core i7-4600U
GPUHD Graphics 610, UHD Graphics 620HD Graphics
Connectivity5x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, SD reader, RJ-45, USB Type-C, AC adapter4x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x HDMI, SD reader, DisplayPort, RJ-45, 3.5 mm audio, AC adapter
Dimensions149.3 x 149.3 x 40 mm126 x 124 x 39 mm
Weight670 g630 g


Chromebox G2
Chromebox G2
Chromebook 11 G6 spec sheet
Chromebook 11 G6 spec sheet
Chromebook 14 G5 spec sheet
Chromebook 14 G5 spec sheet
Chromebox G2 spec sheet
Chromebox G2 spec sheet

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Allen Ngo, 2018-01- 6 (Update: 2018-01- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.