HP Announces Chromebook 11 G5 With Optional Touchscreen For $269

HP announced an update to its Chromebook lineup, the Chromebook 11 G5. The new device will optionally feature a touchscreen for the first time, and it’s priced with touch capability starting at $269.

The 11.6-inch Chromebook 11 G5 features a thinner design and narrower display bezel compared to previous generations. It weighs in at 2.51 lbs. and sports an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with a 2.48 GHz burst frequency. The CPU sips only 6 watts of power, and the new Chromebook 11 G5 offers up to 12.5 hours of battery life (or 11 hours with a touchscreen), according to HP.

The aforementioned touchscreen option features Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, offering increased durability and anti-glare protection. With or without touch, the display has a resolution of 1366 x 768. However, the touchscreen is a welcomed addition for users looking to use their favorite touch-enabled Chrome and Android applications from the Google Play Store, which is tentatively planned to be compatible with Chrome OS later this year.

The new Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, with touchscreen models starting at $269, and either will be available through channel partners in July. Retailers will see the new device this October.

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ProductHP Chromebook 11 G5
ProcessorIntel Celeron N3060
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 400
Memory4 GB LPDDR3-1600
Storage Options16 GB, Up to 32 GB eMMC
Wireless CommunicationsIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 w/ Bluetooth
Ports- USB 3.0 x2- HDMI- Audio Combo Jack- SD Card Reader
Battery2-Cell Lithium-Ion 43.7 Watt Hours
Operating SystemChrome OS
Dimensions11.25 x 8.07 x 0.72 inches (L x W x H)
Weight- 2.51 lbs. (Non-Touch)- 2.62 lbs. (Touchscreen)
Starting MSRP- $189 (Non-Touch)- $269 (Touchscreen)

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

Derek Forrest
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  • Larry Litmanen
    Stay away from this. I got myself an HP Stream netbook for $199. Worst trash ever. It took minutes to fully boot up, very unresponsive mousepad and it is VERY slow.

    You honestly get what you pay for in this case.

    This laptop and my stream have the same CPU and same eMMC memory.

    Just save more money and get a proper laptop.
  • lequim
    You should know what you're buying BEFORE buying it. Don't blame HP. a $199 netbook with windows is gonna be slow whenever you like it or not.
    In this case whe're talking about a chromebook, with chromeOS, that is a very light OS. It should perform fairly enough for 90% of the people.
  • ethanolson
    I have experience with HP's Chromebooks. They're great... the very best mousepads ever and fantastic simplicity in craftsmanship. Previously, the displays were weak TN, but I was fortunate to score one of the rare IPS panels.

    As for the dude who thinks that HP Stream is the mantra for everything they make, wake up! Stream was known to be old and cheap tech used to keep the price rock bottom. You had 10 year old mouse technology with a spinning hard disk, cruddy display, weak battery, cheap plastic, and low RAM.

    Anyway, the majority of HP's consumer stuff is nothing worth getting... just like their competitors... not worth getting the consumer stuff. As for their business notebooks, I'm a firm believer that they think more through than their competition. HP has most of my business, but I'm careful with what I get. I'd have no qualms about getting this Chromebook.