Computer firm HP on Friday launched a new rugged convertible laptop, encased in hard, industrial rubber and its screen features optional damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass – the HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition with prices starting at $329 USD and it will be available from December 16.
HP is mainly looking at today’s kindergarten-through-high school students and built with student-friendly innovations for immersive classroom experiences.
“The education market is a strategic growth area for HP. We pay close attention to the unique needs of students, teachers and schools because they are enabling the next generation of inventors, leaders and future employees to go beyond note memorization and master creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.” Gus Schmedlen, Vice President, Education, at HP, said at the launch.
The prices will vary depending on the configuration of notebooks.
“We collaborated with Microsoft on the HP ProBook x360 11 EE because they are helping to redefine classroom learning,” said Schmedlen. “Teaching has changed dramatically over the past few years, and we believe we’ve created a solution that will adapt and enhance the education of young minds everywhere.”
The HP ProBook x360 11 Education Edition rugged laptop has an 11.6-inch touch screen display with 1366 x 768 p resolution, it is powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 or Pentium N4200 processor, packs in 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage space. It is a convertible laptop which can also be taken out of the notebook for use as tablet.
The HP ProBook 11 Education Edition is protected against all kinds of physical effects. It is able to withstand a drop from a height of up to 30-inches, and the display is covered with Gorilla Glass glass. In addition, the HP ProBook 11 EE laptop comes equipped with connectivity such as 2 x USB 3.1, USB Type-C, HDMI 1.4b, 3.5mm headphone jack, Gigabit Ethernet and MicroSD reader. Battery capacity is 41Wh, which should be enough for 11 hours of work. It measures 270.9 x 302.4 x 19.9 mm and weighs around 1.35 kg.