HP announces new Chromebooks designed for education

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The new Acer Chromebook 11 CB311 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the Braswell-powered Acer C731 and offers numerous familiar features while bringing some much-needed updates to the table. Not too thin, and not too thick, at under 19 mm, the HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 start at 2.27 and 3.39 pounds respectively, which are fairly decent numbers for (semi) rugged machines created to survive kids as young as six. Like all newly released Chromebooks, the Acer CB311 will come with Android Apps out of the box so you can get your Candy Crush on with no delay. There are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports as well, for legacy connections, together with a microSD card reader. The Chromebook R11 features fan-less design that makes it quiet and ideal to be used at shared spaces like a library or a coffee shop. "Customers can play games, stay productive, enjoy content and do even more with the new Chromebook 11 thanks to its support of Google Play". "The model numbers for these new devices are CB311-8HT and CB311-8H and they both offer up an 11.6" display.

The biggest change is the addition of two USB-C ports, which will allow it to use USB-C displays, be charged with a standardized USB-C charger, and also quick-charge the latest Android phones. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.2 and 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi.


Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline.

The brand new Chromebox packs a 7th-gen Kaby Lake chipset, as well as an 8th-gen Kaby Lake refresh, together providing amazingly advanced performance 'over the original processor.' It runs the Chrome OS and has 2 memory slots, along with 16GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM. It also comes with up to 8GB RAM and 64GB storage, and can withstand MIL-STD 810G testing. As far as its availability is on quest, the new Chromebook 11 is set to be launched initially in EMEA, most probably in coming March.

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