HP has announced the latest addition to its Chromebook lineup, the Chromebook 11 G5. Set at the budget-friendly price of $189, the G5 packs an 11.6-inch screen and promises 12.5 hours of battery life.
The Chromebook 11 G5 also comes in at 2.51 lbs, and is powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor. Most interesting, however, is that the Chromebook 11 G5 is available with an optional touchscreen, making it more than ready to take on Android apps on Chrome OS later this year.
HP says that it designed the Chromebook 11 G5 based off of feedback from students and teachers in order to make the laptop durable and portable. Thus, the company says, the G5 has a slim profile for fitting into backpacks, and there's the option for an IPS touchscreen display covered by Gorilla Glass for added durability.
As for availability, HP says the Chromebook 11 G5 will be "available through channel partners starting in July and set to hit retailers' store shelves in October."