After announcing new Intel-powered Chromebooks yesterday at the BETT education conference, HP today announced a new AMD-powered model, the Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition. It uses the A4-9120C APU that AMD announced at CES this year.
The Chromebook 11A is meant to be rugged, so students won't break it if they drop it. It's MIL-STD-810G certified, and it has strengthened corners, rubber contact points, and a 180-degree hinge. The keyboard is also resistant to minor spills.
The device comes with support for HP Classroom Manager, allowing teachers to take control of students' devices to deliver content and restrict application and web access. Educators can also use it to chat and collaborate.
The machine includes two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports for charging and high-speed peripherals, and there are also two USB 2.0 Type-A ports. The display is 11.6 inches with a 1366x768 resolution, and it supports touch in one configuration. The base model includes 4GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM and 16GB eMMC storage, although it can be configured with up to 32GB eMMC storage.
The HP Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition is expected to be available next month.