Chromebook has been the newer trend when it comes to getting affordable and much more practical gadget that is lighter on the weight side as well as on budget aspect. HP has been the leader on the scoreboard when it comes to launching Chromebooks and it has once again launched quite a few options in terms of the same. With the ever-changing needs and demands from the user and now with the current scenario around the world, everything has become online starting from office work to studying, it has become a necessity to stay connected and taking advantage of that situation and also to cater to the demand for more options to choose from, there are many brands who have come up and launched quite a few options in terms of laptops, smartphones and Chromebook as well. We are here to get on to the last one of the lot.
Amongst many brands, HP is also one of those who are offering more and more options to the users, especially students this time around with the new Education Edition Chromebook. There are quite a few options that have been launched, however we will only look at one of the models that have been recently launched by the brand.
The newly launched HP Chromebook x360 11MK G3 Education Edition sure has a name that’s mouthful but it is also a feature packed and a power packed gadget and a great as well as solid addition to the mix of Chromebook options that we already have.
Few important features of the Chromebook in a quick glance:
Adaptable x360 Chromebook designed for learning and hence the name the Education Edition.
Chrome OS 64
4 GB memory; 64 GB eMMC storage
4 GB LPDDR4x-4266 SDRAM (onboard) Transfer rates up to 4266 MT/s.
11.6" diagonal, HD (1366 x 768), touch, IPS, anti-glare, 220 nits, 45% NTSC 29.5 cm (11.6") diagonal, HD (1366 x 768), touch, IPS, anti-glare, 220 nits, 45% NTSC [6,7,18]
Integrated MediaTek Integrated Graphics
This convertible Chromebook has an 11.6-inch 1366×768 IPS display, available both with and without a touchscreen, depending on needs and budget. The touch option uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and both displays top out at 220 nits of brightness. The touch option uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and both displays top out at 220 nits of brightness.
The Chromebook comes powered by a MediaTek chipset at its core. This was a pleasant surprise. I have been looking at how well MediaTek has been doing in the recent past, therefore, HP did make a good decision with going for this brand of a processor. The HP Chromebook is powered by a MediaTek MT8183 processor.
The keyboard is spill-resistant, and the Chromebook meets the MIL-STD 810H7 ruggedized tests to help protect against drops. Models include WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. In terms of the battery, HP is targeting 16 hours of runtime on a single charge. There is also a 45W USB-C fast charge adapter that can replenish 90% of the battery within 90 minutes when the HP Chromebook x360 11 G3 EE is powered off.
The Chromebook is paired with either 4 or 8 GB of LDDR4x-2933 memory. Base storage is 32 GB of eMMC but can be configured with 64 GB. Additionally, the device also has a microSD card. Based on the storage configuration, this HP model is sure to be a good choice as with the long-lasting battery and the powerful MediaTek chipset, the storage is also a good addition and would work well together thereby ensuring the best of performance without any unwanted interruptions of any sort and lag.
It only one USB Type-A and one USB Type-C, which are both on the right side. HP says Chrome OS software support runs through June 2028.
Based on the features and the specifications of the HP Chromebook x360 11MK G3 Education Edition, it is quite a solid launch by the brand and makes for a practical option for all the interested users out there.