“The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom offers a simple, secure, and manageable solution to enable technology-based learning,” said Gus Schmedlen, Vice President of Worldwide Education, HP. “With the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE), we are bringing innovation, design and HP’s legendary quality to students and teachers in a durable device built to survive the rigorous school environment while enabling students to achieve more both in and out of the classroom.”
Built for Students
Because students can be some of the most demanding users when it comes to technology, HP designed the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE with their environment in mind. At 20 mm thin and just 2.7 pounds (1.2kg), the fanless HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is the thinnest rugged Chromebook for Education[i] designed to pass MIL-STD testing. With rugged construction accents like co-molded rubber edges, the device passes HP’s 70 cm drop test to help protect it from occasional bumps with lockers and drops from desks[ii].
The spill-resistant keyboard helps keep the Chromebook safe from water-related accidents and includes smart features like a 180-degree hinge that allows the Chromebook to lay flat for easy collaboration, as well as an optional IPS panel that provides wide viewing angles, perfect for students working together on a project. And for those Google Hangouts study groups, built-in noise suppression technology makes everything sound great.
Inside, students will find an Intel® Celeron® processor[iii] for fast access to their applications and up to 9.5 hours of battery life[iv] to get through even the longest school day. Optional 3G/4G WWAN[v] connectivity helps ensure students can connect to the resources they need inside and outside of the classroom.
Built for Educators
The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is also easy to deploy and manage, thanks to the optional Chrome Management Console[vi]. Teachers and administrators can manage policies, apps and OS updates across a fleet of thousands of Chromebooks, all from a web-based admin console. In addition to device management, HP offers configurable color options[vii] (black and electric green) so administrators can quickly identify and distribute the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE by grade, class or charging cart.
Pricing and Availability[viii]
The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is expected to be available in Belgium in March.
[i] Based on HP’s internal analysis as of January 6, 2016, of Chromebooks with rubberized durability features, including rubber trims and bumpers that pass a 70 cm drop test.
[ii] HP drop test results are not a guarantee of future performance under this test condition. Accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.
[iii] Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering system is not a measurement of clock speed.
[iv] Testing conducted by HP using Google Chrome OS power Load Test. Battery life will vary and the maximum capacity of the battery will naturally decrease with time and usage. See http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing for test details.
[v] WWAN is an optional feature and requires factory configuration. Broadband use requires separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 4G LTE not available on all products, in all regions.
[vi] Sold separately or as an optional feature.
[vii] Color options may vary by region.
[viii] Estimated street prices. Actual prices may vary.
Intel and Celeron are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
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