The new HP Chromebook 11 G5 is the first of HP’s 11.6” diagonal Chromebooks to offer a touchscreen—an inviting new experience for the many touch-enabled Chrome and Android™ applications in the Google Play™ Store that is planned to be compatible with Chrome OS™ later this year.
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Chromebooks represented a larger portion of market share than Apple® Mac® computers in the U.S. during the first quarter of the year, according to data from IDC .
The move, which could bring some 2 million Android apps to Chrome users in more than 40 countries, is expected to be “a huge advantage for Chromebooks going forward,” according to a report last month on tech news site The Verge.
HP's Chromebook 11 G5 features a slimmed-down profile that slips into a backpack with ease and gives students a lot more arm room on their desks.
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The device comes with an optional HD IPS touchscreen panel protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT.
The HP Chromebook 11 G5 is available through channel partners starting in July and set to hit retailers’ store shelves in October.