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HP Launches New Chromebooks

HP has recently announced new Chromebooks for students and teachers that are enhanced for learning and creativity and built to stand up to tough handling wherever learning takes you. The HP Chromebook 11 G8 Education Edition (EE), HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE, HP Chromebook 11 x360 G3 EE and HP Chromebook 14 G6 are simple, secure and shareable devices that enable schools and educators to empower the next generation with skills to master creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.

“Digital teaching and learning continues to evolve with teachers and students valuing technology solutions that not only serve as tools for education, but that can also withstand the rigors of wherever learning takes them – whether it’s in the classroom, lab, home, or somewhere in between,” said Andy Rhodes, Global Head, Commercial PCs, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “HP is passionate about creating solutions that provide early learners the opportunity to expand their tools and their minds. With cloud-based mobile learning becoming increasingly relevant, HP’s new Chromebooks help students create and collaborate to deliver meaningful outcomes for themselves and their communities.”

HP Education Editions which were announced at BETT 2020 bring tailored learning solutions to every student and teacher. The new HP Education Edition Chromebooks are the world’s first Chromebooks with full-skirted anchored keys, delivering a new tier of pick-proof durability for classroom devices designed to be able to survive a fall off a desk, a splash from water or a tug on the power cord. Students can work continuously with long battery life, and teachers can control and manage student interactions with HP Classroom Manager.

The HP Chromebook 11 G8 EE and the HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE are the world’s thinnest 11” rugged Chromebooks for education, delivering both portability and durability for today’s students. Powered by Intel or AMD processors, HP’s new Education Edition Chromebooks keep pace with active student lifestyles, while the fast-booting Chrome OS helps save valuable time. Built to withstand modern learning environments, both devices undergo a 76 cm drop test on concrete and 122 cm on wood, HP’s Total Test Process and MIL-STD 810G testing.

The keyboards can resist spills of up to 350 ml (12 oz) of water, and can be repeatedly wiped with common household cleaning wipes for easy cleaning. Designed for engaging discussions, students can show and share Android and G Suite apps on an optional HD IPS anti-glare touchscreen. Lastly, students can collaborate remotely in real-time with a webcam and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN.

The HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE is powered by Intel processors and designed to adapt to any environment – from the classroom to the lab – allowing students to learn in interactive and personalised ways. With a 360° hinge, optional active HP Wacom EMR pen and dual cameras, students can type, touch, capture, write and draw in four user modes – stand, tent, tablet, and notebook – making it easy to create, present and work together.

The HP Chromebook 14 G6 allows users to seize the day with the manageable, secure and intuitive Chrome OS running on Intel processors. Users can expand their workspace with future-ready USB-C and HDMI, get more done with a long-running battery, and prevent remote camera hacking with the optional HP Privacy Camera. Teachers and students can be more efficient with a 14-inches diagonal screen, and up to 8 GB memory and 128 GB storage.

Students can collaborate in the classroom with an optional narrow bezel, wide viewing angle IPS screen, wide-angle HD webcam, and dual mics. Students can also connect in dense areas with WLAN 802.11 ac, MU-MIMO and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN.IT can easily deploy, manage and control users, devices and apps on 10s, 100s, and even 1000s of HP Chromebooks with Google’s optional Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.

The HP Chromebook 11 G8 EE is expected to be available in February 2020 and starting at AED 950. The HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE is expected to be available in February 2020. Pricing will be shared closer to availability. The HP Chromebook 11 x360 G3 EE is expected to be available in February 2020 and starting at AED 1097. The HP Chromebook 14 G6 is expected to be available in February 2020 at a starting price of AED 1060.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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