Chromebooks have found a huge audience in the U.S. in schools, and HP wants to join that trend with the launch of its new HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition. The latest Chromebook from the PC maker will be priced starting at $199 when it goes on sale later in January.
HP says this 11.6-inch Chromebook is designed to take a lot of punishment from students:
Because students can be some of the most demanding users when it comes to technology, HP designed the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE with their environment in mind. At 20 mm thin and just 2.7 pounds, the fanless HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is the thinnest rugged Chromebook for Education designed to pass MIL-STD testing. With rugged construction accents like co-molded rubber edges, the device passes HP's 70 cm drop test to help protect it from occasional bumps with lockers and drops from desks.
The laptop will have an Intel Celeron processor inside and its battery life is expected to last up to 9.5 hours. The hinge on the display can also be changed so that the laptop lies flat for better collaboration.