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HP's newest pair of Chromebooks pack USB Type-C and latest Intel processors
- HP unveiled the Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 ahead of CES 2018
- Both Chromebooks feature USB Type-C and Intel Celeron N processors
- They will be available sometime in February
CES 2018 is right around the corner, and HP is ready to hit the ground running with its latest pair of Chromebooks, the Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5.
Apart from having somewhat confusing names, both Chromebooks are aimed at the education and enterprise markets, but they’re perfectly serviceable machines for everyday use. That is thanks to their jump to 7th generation Intel Celeron N processors. Folks have the option of sticking with the base dual-core N3350 or the quad-core N3450, with RAM going up to 8 GB.
Regardless of the processor and RAM choice, the Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 make do with Intel HD Graphics 500. The smaller Chromebook features MIL-STD 810G protection, so it should stand up well to drops and extreme conditions. Even with the added protection, you can equip both Chromebooks with up to 64GB of internal storage, but from the looks of it, they also feature microSD card slots.
The Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 also feature 1366 x 768 resolution displays, an unfortunate scenario for those who opt for the larger model. You can swap it out for a touchscreen IPS display with HD resolution, but on a personal note, there really should be an option for 1080p at this point.
At least both Chromebooks feature two USB Type-C ports, one on either side, while also sporting two regular USB ports and, gasp, a headphone jack. I’m not sure how HP managed to equip these computers with headphone jacks, but consider it a miracle.
The Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 will be available sometime in February, though we should learn more during CES 2018, so stay tuned for more information.