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HP unveil new Chromebook Education Edition

HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition offers a durable solution to empower and excite the learning experience

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | March 03, 2016 | Product news

HP has announced the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) – a durable, lightweight Chromebook™ designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

“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 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.

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 for fast access to their applications and up to 9.5 hours of battery life to get through even the longest
school day. Optional 3G/4G WWAN 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. 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 (black and electric green) so administrators can quickly identify and distribute the HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE by grade, class or charging cart.

HP Subscription

HP has also announced an HP Subscription service offering schools and colleges a fully serviced laptop experience from as little as £5 per user, per month. Through a simple and predictable monthly payment, schools and colleges are now able to easily refresh their fleet and receive ongoing support from HP and its Partners to enable enhanced learning for students via the latest technology.

HP Subscription helps schools by freeing up additional budget for other projects and guarantees the residual value of the devices to trade-in at the end of the cycle. HP Subscription includes all software licensing, device management and set up costs into the monthly payment and is available on a range of devices including the HP Chromebook 11 and the HP 240 G4 Laptop PC with Windows 10. HP is the first vendor to bring this to market using 100% owned facilities including finance, hardware and service.

For further information visit: hp.com/hpeducation 

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