HP on Monday expanded its Chromebook lineup with a new 11-inch model boasting an impressive 12.5-hour battery life and a touchscreen display.
The new Chromebook 11 G5 features an 11.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) panel that's powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor and Intel HD Graphics 400 with up to 4GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM. The memory will be soldered to the board so if you select the 2GB single-channel option, note that it won't be upgradable.
HP's latest will be offered with your choice of 16GB or 32GB of local eMMC storage in addition to a two-year subscription to Google Drive with 100GB of storage. Buyers will also be able to choose between a non-touch version and an IPS touch-enabled variant covered in Corning Gorilla Glass NBT.
Connectivity-wise, you'll get 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, an internal M.2 slot for WLAN, a USB 3.1 connector, an HDMI 1.4 port, a combination headphone / microphone jack, an SD card reader and an AC adapter plug.
HP also points out that the G5 features a newly designed chassis that tips the scales at a mere 2.51 pounds.
The budget-friendly HP Chromebook 11 G5 starts at just $189 in its most basic configuration (non-touch display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage). HP says it'll be available through channel partners starting in July before finding its way to retail store shelves in October.