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HP officially announces Chromebook 11 G5 with support for Play Store

HP officially announces Chromebook 11 G5 with support for Play Store
HP officially announces Chromebook 11 G5 with support for Play Store
The durable and classroom-friendly notebook is coming later this year just in time for Google's Android Play Store update for Chrome OS systems.

HP has a healthy lineup of Chromebooks including the Chromebook 14, Chromebook 11, and Pavilion 14. We last reviewed the Chromebook 11 in 2013 where it was sporting a Samsung Exynos 5250 processor and 2 GB RAM while the latest Chromebook 11 G5 ups the ante with the Braswell Celeron N3060 CPU and optional IPS touchscreen for a claimed 12.5-hour battery life.

The press release does not detail any other core specifications, but a closer look at the official online manual for the Chromebook 11 G5 reveals the following details:

  • 11.6-inch IPS display w/ optional Gorilla Glass NBT
  • 1366 x 768 resolution
  • 2 or 4 GB RAM
  • 16 or 32 GB eMMC w/ 100 GB Google Drive free for two years
  • Intel 7265 802.11ac wireless module w/ Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 3.1 Gen. 1 port, HDMI-out, MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm audio
  • 43.7 Wh battery
  • 205 x 286 x 18.4 mm
  • 1.14 kg (1.87 kg for touchscreen SKU)

The Chromebook 11 G5 will be available starting this October for a starting price of just $189. A quick look at the specifications reveals that the the Chromebook 11 G5 is both thicker (18.4 mm vs. 16 mm) and heavier (1.14 kg vs. 1.04 kg) than its 2013 counterpart, but includes a larger internal battery to compensate (43.7 Wh vs. 30.0 Wh).

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Allen Ngo, 2016-06-30 (Update: 2016-06-30)
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.