HP ProBook x360 11 Education Laptop
HP has announced a new convertible laptop aimed at teachers and students. Called HP ProBook x360 11 Education Laptop, it is a 2-in-1 notebook and will be available worldwide from December 16 at the price of $329. It has been designed to be military standard certified. As the laptop is designed for kids, it can withstand accidental spills and drops. It comes with a 360-degree hinge and is touted as “student-friendly.” Students can easily rotate it to a tablet or tent stand for ease of viewing.
It has an 11-inch display and the display on the notebook has a 1366×768 resolution and uses a Gorilla Glass in the display. The display is vibrant and durable. HP claims it as the “thinnest rugged convertible.” It runs the latest Windows 10 Anniversary update. It comes with a dual camera setup which uses a 1080p HD camera embedded in the keyboard as well. This allows one to take videos in tablet mode as well.
Thanks to its rubber body, it is made from a sturdy build. It can withstand spills of about 12 ounces of liquid. The engineers put the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition through rigorous testing to fulfill the MIL-STD 810G standard. The tests involve dropping laptops from elevation of up to 30 inches.
In terms of hardware, HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition is powered by either Celeron N33500 or Pentium N4200. It comes with 8GB of DDR3L-1600 memory and offers 64GB of eMMC flash. As far as the connectivity options are concerned, it comes with 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and a Gigabit Ethernet port. In terms of ports, it has a HDMI port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and a single USB 3.0 Type-C port.
Students can also take advantage of the “explorer mode” which uses a dual-camera setup in tablet mode. This lets students to take videos and view what they are recording. For teachers, there’s a built-in “Take a Test” app. This offers a browser-based environment where kids can take tests without any need to copy and paste. There’s another app “Set up School PCs” where teacher can set up devices in three easy steps. The laptop comes pre-loaded with “School Pack” software bundle that includes networked software. This allows teachers to share information and assignments directly to the PCs of students.
It also comes packed with a touchscreen with inking support that makes taking notes a simple task. The laptop comes with support for digital pen writing as well. The company claims that the laptop can stay active for up to 11 hours of school activities.
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