The tracks on the new Chromebooks are already online, in an official document that HP not only offers us the first images of the device but also all its technical specifications to complete. Aesthetically we not notice much difference, but HP must have taken a new chassis: apparently identical to the Chromebook 11 G4, with only a small facelift at the keyboard level (dark gray finish and full-size black keyboard that extends to the edges), the new frame is much thinner and lighter. Measuring 205 x 286 x 18.4 mm (compared to 20.4 the previous model) and weighs 14.1 kg (non-touch) or 1.87 kg (touch), almost 100 grams lighter than the older generation.
The most important changes are inside: HP Chromebook 11 G5 is equipped with an Intel Celeron processor N3060 (Braswell) dual-core 1.60GHz (up to 2.48GHz in Turbo Boost) with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM or 4GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM, under a 11.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768 pixels) optionally available with Gorilla Glass NBT and touch. As usual then, for all products with Chrome OS, Google offers 100GB of free space on Google Drive for two years. The rest of the equipment includes two USB 3.1 ports, one HDMI 1.4, audio jack, a 720p webcam and an SD card reader, in addition to Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac combo module. There is no trace of the SIM card slot, but it could be a WiFi-only model, because HP has also become accustomed to 3G and 4G-LTE versions. The battery (2 cells) has a capacity of 43.7 Wh, but we do not know for now the estimated range.
HP Chromebook 11 G5
HP Chromebook 11 G5 should be launched soon, probably by June, and although at the moment is not yet available in stores we think that its price will be very similar to the Chromebook 11 G4. We do not be surprised to see it on sale for July to just over $ 200.
Specifications HP Chromebook 11 G5
OS: Chrome OS
Processor: Intel Celeron N3060 (1.60 GHz, Turbo up to 2:48 GHz) 2 MB 1600 MHz L2 cache, 2 cores
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 400 supports HD Decode, DX12, and HDMI
Screen: Touch 11.6 “HD WLED eDP UWVA (1366 x 768) with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, or non-touch 11.6” HD WLED eDP SVA Anti-glare (1366 x 768)
Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC
Memory: 2GB LPDDR3-1600 Single Channel or Dual Channel 4 GB LPDDR3-1600
Networking: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11a / b / g / n / ac (2×2) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
Audio: Stereo speakers
Webcam: HP TrueVision HD
Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 gen1, HDMI 1.4, combo audio jack
Expansion: microSD reader
Battery: Lithium Polymer To a 2-cell (43.7 WHr)
Weight: 1.1418 kg, 1a878 kg for the touchscreen variant
Dimensions: (w x d x h) 20.5 x 28.6 x 1.84 cm