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HP adds touchscreen to its new Chromebook

HP adds touchscreen to its new Chromebook 


This Chromebook is the first in the 11-inch line from HP that will carry the touchscreen feature that will be useful addition for students, travellers and cloud-based web users.

The new Chromebook 11 G5 weighs an incredulous 2.51 lbs, which makes it easier to carry around, and comes with narrower display bezels than the previous generation while sporting a thinner look. In addition to its look and feel, the new Chromebook has a battery power that runs up to 12.5 hours.

Equipped with an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, the Chromebook 11 G5 is fast enough to go through spreadsheets, videos and Hangouts according to HP, while possessing the power to quickly launch apps and at the same time delivering a quick web browsing experience.


By providing these basic computing features with such speed we can see why Chromebooks now have a greater market share in the U.S. over Macs according to IDC. But this upward trend will not end there, Google is planning to enable apps that will run on the Chrome OS later this year that will provide access of up to 2 million Android apps to Chrome users around the world. This move will continue to drive the sale of Chromebooks upwards globally and with its affordable pricing, we can expect Chromebooks to become the next big computing device for work, study and travel.

The HP Chromebook 11 G5 will be available through HP’s channel partners in Canada starting in mid-July and is set to hit retailers in October at the low starting price of US$189 (Canadian pricing will be made available soon).

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