HP announced a new notebook with Windows 10 addressed to schools. The ProBook x360 11 Education Edition is the convertible rugged world’s thinnest (1.99 cm) and has been specifically designed to withstand in “hostile” environments, such as classrooms and school laboratories. The US manufacturer installed some apps that simplify the work of teachers. The price was not disclosed, but the laptop will definitely be more expensive than a Chromebook.
The ProBook x360 11 EE has received certification MIL-STD-810G and can withstand shocks, falls, humidity and high temperatures. The frame is made of plastic with protective rubber parts, while the keyboard is resistant to water spray. The 11.6-inch display with HD resolution (1366 × 768 pixels) is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Being a convertible, the student can rotate the screen up to 360 degrees and turn your notebook into tablet write or draw using the Active Pen stylus (optional). The hardware includes Intel Pentium Celeron processor N3350 and N4200, up to 8 GB of RAM and SSD with capacities up to 256 GB.
There is also a microSD slot, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two USB 3.1 ports, a port USB Type-C and HDMI output. The wireless connectivity is guaranteed by 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 modules. Besides the main webcam with 720p resolution, HP has integrated into the palm rest a second webcam at 1080p which lets you record video in tablet mode. The 41 Wh battery provides up to 11 hours.
The operating system is Windows 10 (Home or Pro versions). HP has added its School pack that includes the app Take a Test to test the knowledge of students and the app Set Up School PC that allows teachers to configure the notebook without the help of IT support. The ProBook x360 11 EE is already available and can be ordered by schools.