It calls HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE, but not confuse me with the latest HP Chromebook 11 G4. HP shuffles the cards but does not go very far: it is a new small laptop with Chrome OS dedicated to the education sector (EE lies for Education Edition), and aimed at students and designed to stay in the classroom, but has the same technical configuration ( and the same name) of the last generation of Chromebooks launched by the American company. In short, change is just the design.
HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE has a spill-resistant keyboard, acid green rubber edges around the frame black to cushion falls by (up to) 70 cm and a hinge that allows you to tilt the screen up to 180 degrees, allowing the kids to study group in the same screen open on the desk. According to revealed by HP, the Chromebook should have a maximum range of 9.5 hours, more than enough for an entire day between the classroom. It will be available soon in the US at a price of $ 199.
Turning to the technical details, the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE has the same specifications of the HP Chromebook 11 G4 a few weeks ago. The platform is still based on an Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core 2.16GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.58GB), belonging to the family Bay Trail, with 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of ROM, and a display 11.6 inch HD (136 x 768 pixels). The rest of the facilities include a USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0, one HDMI, audio jack, a 720p webcam and an SD card reader. In addition to the 802.11ac WiFi module and Bluetooth 4.0, HP Chromebook 11 G4 will be also equipped with a 4G-LTE modem optional. Weight and thickness remain unchanged, with 1.28Kg and 20:45 mm.
Unlike the previous version, this HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE will be available in two SKUs: the entry-level model will have 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a battery of 36 Wh, while the more expensive models will count to 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, but with a less capacious battery (about one hour less of autonomy). It remains to be seen if and when this Chromebook will come on the Italian market, since any generation has been almost impossible to find in our country.