HP announces new Intel-powered Chromebooks for education

This week is the BETT education conference, so there's going to be a lot of news around devices that are focused on education. HP today announced the Chromebook x360 11 G2 Education Edition and Chromebook 11 G7 Education Edition.

The new Chromebooks are meant to be tough, as they're able to stand up to minor spills, shocks, drops, and more. They're MIL-STD-810G certified, and the whole idea is that students will be handling them, and students break stuff. But when it comes to technology, we want to break things as little as possible.

Both of the two Chromebooks are pretty much the same, except that one is a clamshell laptop and one is a convertible. They include Intel Celeron N4100 CPUs, up to 8GB RAM, and up to 64GB eMMC storage. There's an 11.6-inch display, which is a touchscreen on both and includes an 1136x768 resolution.

As far as ports go, they each have two USB Type-A ports and two USB Type-C ports, all of which are USB 3.1 Gen 1, so they support up to 5Gbps data transfer speeds. There's also a volume rocker on the side of the convertible model.

Both the Chromebook x360 11 G2 EE and Chromebook 11 G7 EE will be available in April.

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