HP Advances Digital Teaching and Learning Experiences with New Chromebooks at BETT 2020

Empowering the next generation of inventors, leaders and employees to create and collaborate in and outside of the classroom

At BETT 2020, HP Inc.  announced new Chromebooks for students and teachers that are enhanced for learning and creativity, and built to stand up to tough handling wherever learning takes you.

There are 30 million students and educators worldwide using Chromebooks for learning today,1 and HP is the #1 Chromebook vendor in the world.2 The HP Chromebook 11 G8 Education Edition (EE), HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE, HP Chromebook 11 x360 G3 EE and HP Chromebook 14 G6 are simple, secure and shareable devices that enable schools and educators to empower the next generation with skills to master creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

“Digital teaching and learning continues to evolve with teachers and students valuing technology solutions that not only serve as tools for education, but that can also withstand the rigors of wherever learning takes them – whether it’s in the classroom, lab, home, or somewhere in between,” said Andy Rhodes, Global Head, Commercial PCs, Personal Systems, HP Inc. “HP is passionate about creating solutions that provide early learners the opportunity to expand their tools and their minds. With cloud-based mobile learning becoming increasingly relevant, HP’s new Chromebooks help students create and collaborate to deliver meaningful outcomes for themselves and their communities.”

New Education Edition Chromebooks

HP Education Editions bring tailored learning solutions to every student and teacher. The new HP Education Edition Chromebooks are the world’s first Chromebooks with full-skirted anchored keys,3 delivering a new tier of pick-proof durability for classroom devices designed to be able to survive a fall off a desk,4 a splash from water5 or a tug on the power cord. Students can work continuously with a long battery life, and teachers can control and manage student interactions with HP Classroom Manager.6

The HP Chromebook 11 G8 EE and the HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE are the world’s thinnest 11” rugged Chromebooks for education,7 delivering both portability and durability for today’s students. Powered by Intel® or AMD™ processors, HP’s new Education Edition Chromebooks keep pace with active student lifestyles, while the fast-booting Chrome OS helps save valuable time.18,9 Built to withstand modern learning environments, both devices undergo a 76 cm drop test on concrete and 122 cm on wood,3 HP’s Total Test Process10 and MIL-STD 810G testing.11 The keyboards can resist spills of up to 350 ml (12 oz) of water,12 and can be repeatedly wiped with common household cleaning wipes for easy cleaning.13 Designed for engaging discussions, students can show and share Android™ and G Suite apps on an optional HD IPS anti-glare touchscreen.14 Lastly, students can collaborate remotely in real-time with a webcam and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN.15

HP Chromebook 11 G8 EE and HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE are clamshell devices built to withstand students and school days. ©2020 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe

The HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE is powered by Intel® processors and designed to adapt to any environment – from the classroom to the lab – allowing students to learn in interactive and personalized ways.16 With a 360° hinge, optional active HP Wacom EMR pen17 and dual cameras, students can type, touch, capture, write and draw in four user modes – stand, tent, tablet and notebook – making it easy to create, present and work together.

The HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE is versatile and adaptable to every student learning style.

Redesigned large-screen Chromebook for teachers and students​

The HP Chromebook 14 G6 allows users to seize the day with the manageable, secure and intuitive Chrome OS running on Intel® processors.18 Users can expand their workspace with future-ready USB-C™ and HDMI, get more done with a long-running battery, and prevent remote camera hacking with the optional HP Privacy Camera. Teachers and students can be more efficient with a 14” diagonal screen, and up to 8 GB19 memory and 128 GB20,21 storage. Students can collaborate in the classroom with an optional narrow bezel, wide viewing angle IPS screen, wide-angle HD webcam and dual mics. Students can also connect in dense areas with WLAN 802.11 ac,22 MU-MIMO23 and HP Extended Range Wireless LAN.13 IT can easily deploy, manage and control users, devices and apps on 10s, 100s, and even 1000s of HP Chromebooks with Google’s optional Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.24,25

The HP Chromebook 14 G6 is designed for working and learning. ©2020 Cnes/Spot Image, DigitalGlobe

Availability

  • The HP Chromebook 11 G8 EE is available now starting at $259.
  • The HP Chromebook 11A G8 EE is expected to be available in February. Pricing will be shared closer to availability.
  • The HP Chromebook 11 x360 G3 EE is available now starting at $299.
  • The HP Chromebook 14 G6 is available now starting at $289.

Please visit here for more information about HP Education Solutions.

HP at BETT 2020

HP is participating as an exhibitor at the educational technology event BETT 2020, taking place January 22-25, 2020, in London. Experience the new solutions in-person in HP’s booth #SN30 (South Hall). The HP Digital Skills Community Bus, launching at the show, will visit schools, universities and other learning venues throughout the United Kingdom offering students and teachers training on the latest education technology solutions.

About HP Inc.

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com.

1 Google: https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/around-the-world-and-back/

2 Source IDC, time period trailing 4 quarters 3Q19 to 3Q18, Education Chrome OS, notebooks including workstations, excluding detachables.

Based in internal analysis of Chromebooks with anchored key with full skirt on all sides to help prevent removal as of January 2020.

4 122 cm test on plywood and 76 cm test on concrete. Drop test is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.

5 HP Total Test Process testing is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.

6 HP Classroom Manager for Teachers is required and sold separately for control and device locking from the teacher’s Windows desktop console; no locking and control functionality originates from HP Classroom Manager for Student. Control and device locking originate from the teacher’s Windows desktop console.

7 Based on HP’s internal analysis as of January 2020 of clamshell Chromebooks with rubberized durability features including rubber trims and bumpers that pass a 70cm drop test. Thinnest based on hinge height.

8 Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications 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, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of clock speed.

9 Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. Performance and clock frequency will vary depending on application workload and your hardware and software configurations. AMD’s numbering is not a measurement of clock speed.

10 HP Total Test Process testing is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.

11 MIL-STD testing is not intended to demonstrate fitness for U.S. Department of Defense contract requirements or for military use. Test results are not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.

12 HP Total Test Process testing is not a guarantee of future performance under these test conditions. Any accidental damage requires an optional HP Accidental Damage Protection Care Pack.

13 See user guide for cleaning instructions. Commonly used household cleaning solution wipes tested to 1,000 wipes include: n-Alkyl (C14, 60%; C16, 30%; C12, 5%; C18, 5%); Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride 0.184%; n-Alkyl (C12, 68%;

C14, 32%) Dimethyl Ethylbenzyl Ammonium Chloride 0.184%, other ingredients 99.632%. And solution: water, Ammonium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Alkyl Polyglycoside, 2-Hexoxyethanol, fragrance.

14 Sold as a configurable option at time of purchase.

15 Based on internal testing vs. previous generation product with 802.11ac wireless LAN module.

16 Multi-core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications 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, branding and/or naming is not a measurement of clock speed.

17 Optional active HP Wacom EMR pen required for these functions and sold separately or as a configurable option. Use of the pen on this platform requires optional digitizer and screen that must be configured on the platform at time of purchase.

18 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 branding and/or naming is not a measurement of higher performance.

19 Sold separately or as an optional feature that must be configured at the time of purchase.

20 Sold separately or as an optional feature that must be configured at the time of purchase.

21 For storage drives, GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less. Up to 5.1 GB is reserved for system recovery software.

22 Wireless access point and internet service required and sold separately. Availability of public wireless access points limited. Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac) is backwards compatible with prior 802.11 specs.

23 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) is a wireless technology that uses multiple transmitters and receivers to enhance data transfer. MIMO requires a MU-MIMO router, sold separately.

24 Internet access required and sold separately. Some apps may require purchase.

25 Sold separately or as an optional feature.

Source: HP

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