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.
|Product||HP Chromebook 11 G5|
|Processor||Intel Celeron N3060|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 400|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR3-1600|
|Storage Options||16 GB, Up to 32 GB eMMC|
|Wireless Communications||Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 w/ Bluetooth|
|Ports||- USB 3.0 x2- HDMI- Audio Combo Jack- SD Card Reader|
|Battery||2-Cell Lithium-Ion 43.7 Watt Hours|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Dimensions||11.25 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)|