If you’re looking for a cheap and functional laptop to bring to school, you will be interested to learn that HP has recently announced the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition. As the name suggests, this is a Chromebook meaning that it runs on Chrome OS. This means that you won’t get access to regular productivity apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
However if you’re fine with Google’s productivity apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides, then we reckon this should be more than capable of getting the job done. The laptop isn’t particularly fancy in its design, but it does sport new molded rubber edges that come in a more discreet black finish, or a bright green finish if you’re into that sort of thing.
Under the hood, an Intel Celeron chipset can be found along with 2GB of DDR3 RAM that will accompany it. Battery life has been rated at around 9.5 hours, and will have optional support of 3G/4G WWAN connectivity in addition to regular WiFi. It weighs 2.7 pounds and sports a spill-resistant keyboard, and an 11.6-inch screen whose hinge can bend 180-degrees, meaning that the device can be laid completely flat.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in for yourself or for your kids, the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition will be going on sale by the end of the month where it is priced starting at $200.