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HP updates its Chromebook lineup with 11- and 14-inch models

The range includes an education edition with a fold-flat touchscreen.

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HP is adding two Chromebooks to its lineup, which are essentially refreshed versions of its Chromebook 11 G5 that debuted in June 2016. While both new models feature the same processor, storage and memory options, they differ in size: The Chromebook 14 G5 has a 14-inch screen, while the Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition caters to the school crowd with an optional HD touchscreen on a 180-degree hinge that lets users fold the screen flat. Both will go on sale next month.

No, it's not a 360-degree hinge that turns the computer into a pseudo-tablet, as last year's Acer and ASUS Google for Education Chromebooks were (or HP's own convertible x360). But both the Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition and Chromebook 14 G5 offer modest improvements over older models, with the choice of an Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 processor, 8GB of memory and 64GB of storage. They're not the thinnest machines, at just under 19mm thick, but their unremarkable design is surely one factor that helped HP keep costs down. Speaking of, HP hasn't revealed prices yet, but it's worth noting that the Chromebook 11 G5 cost $190 when it hit shelves back in October 2016.

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