The HP Chromebook 11 G5 has been launched today, it’s the first 11 inch Chromebook from HP to feature a touchscreen display. Chromebooks tend to be cheap notebooks and that’s the case with this new one as well. It’s priced below $200 and is great for budget conscious consumers who don’t mind relying on a cloud-based operating system. Chromebooks are also very popular among students.
The HP Chromebook 11 G5 has an 11.6 inch sub-HD touchscreen display, customers will be able to opt for a slightly more expensive configuration that offers an HD IPS touchscreen display, and it’s powered by an 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor. It weighs 2.51 pounds.
HP says that this Chromebook is powerful enough to handle video calls and multimedia content and that it can speed through productivity tasks. The company also claims that this notebook gets up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The touchscreen is certainly the biggest selling point of this Chromebook, and considering the fact that Google has confirmed it’s going to bring Android apps and games to Chromebooks, it will prove to be very useful for people who want to access those apps and games and get a familiar experience on the Chromebook.
The HP Chromebook 11 G5 starts at $189 and it’s going to be available from the company’s channel partners starting next month. It will be widely available through retail stores from October.