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HP launches inexpensive convertible chromebook for education

Chromebooks have found a stronghold in the education sector due to their low cost and easy maintenance. (Source: Google)
Chromebooks have found a stronghold in the education sector due to their low cost and easy maintenance. (Source: Google)
Google has announced the launch of a new rugged Chromebook convertible from HP.

In an official blog post about Chromebooks in education today, Google was the first to announce a new HP Chromebook for education. Officially called the HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition, the Chromebook is designed to offer rugged reliability and a full suite of features to provide maximum value for schools.

Full specs aren't released yet for the Education Edition, but we do know it has a 360-degree hinge, touchscreen with stylus support, and will charge via USB Type-C. Since it has been coined "rugged", you can also assume some degree of water and dust resistance. Full compatibility with Android apps has been advertised, but it isn't clear whether the processor will be x86 or ARM. ARM processors would give better battery life, but restrict the Chromebook from running Windows or x86 apps.

The device will be available in mid-April and will be competing against Acer's Chromebook Spin 11 and Asus's Chromebook C213.

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Douglas Black, 2017-03- 3 (Update: 2017-03- 3)
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