HP Announces Chromebook 11 G5 – Optional Touchscreen Starts at $269

Posted by at 11:56 am on June 27, 2016

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HP announced an update to its Chromebook lineup, the Chromebook 11 G5. The new device will optionally feature a touchscreen for the first time, and it’s priced with touch capability starting at $269.

The 11.6-inch Chromebook 11 G5 features a thinner design and narrower display bezel compared to previous generations. It weighs in at 2.51 lbs. and sports an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with a 2.48 GHz burst frequency. The CPU sips only 6 watts of power, and the new Chromebook 11 G5 offers up to 12.5 hours of battery life (or 11 hours with a touchscreen), according to HP.

The  touchscreen option features Corning Gorilla Glass NBT, offering increased durability and anti-glare protection. With or without touch, the display has a resolution of 1366 x 768. However, the touchscreen is a welcomed addition for users looking to use their favorite touch-enabled Chrome and Android applications from the Google Play Store, which is tentatively planned to be compatible with Chrome OS later this year.

The new Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189, with touchscreen models starting at $269, and either will be available through channel partners in July. Retailers will see the new device this October.

Product HP Chromebook 11 G5
Processor Intel Celeron N3060
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 400
Memory 4 GB LPDDR3-1600
Storage Options 16 GB, Up to 32 GB eMMC
Wireless Communications Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 w/ Bluetooth
Ports – USB 3.0 x2
– HDMI
– Audio Combo Jack
– SD Card Reader
Battery 2-Cell Lithium-Ion 43.7 Watt Hours
Operating System Chrome OS
Dimensions 11.25 x 8.07 x 0.72 inches (L x W x H)
Weight – 2.51 lbs. (Non-Touch)
– 2.62 lbs. (Touchscreen)
Starting MSRP – $189 (Non-Touch)
– $269 (Touchscreen)

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