HP's new Chromebook 11 G5 promises 12.5 hours battery life

HP's new Chromebook promises long battery life at a budget price.

HP's new Chromebook 11 G5 promises 12.5 hours battery life

HP Chromebook 11 G5

HP is expanding its Chromebook lineup with the new 11.6-inch G5.

Along with the 11.6-inch display (touchscreen optional), the G5 11 features an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, a redesigned chassis, and a thinner and lighter design (the weight starts at 2.51 lbs), and a battery capable of going for 12.5 hours (the touchscreen models cuts this down to 11 hours).

A version featuring an HD IPS touchscreen panel protected by Corning Gorilla Glass NBT will also be available for those looking for more durability and impact resistance.

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All this at a price starting at a very reasonable $189.

HP is aiming the G5 at "students, road warriors and anyone whose work depends upon being ultra-mobile, browser-based and ability to cloud compute," rather than those who are looking for a high-end system.

According to IDC, Chromebooks represented a bigger chunk of laptop share than Apple's MacBooks in the US for the first time during the first quarter of the year

HP is also keen to trumpet how the market will grow after Google makes Android apps available for the Chrome OS.

The HP Chromebook 11 G5 will be available through channel partners in July, and the device is expected to hit shelves in October.

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