HP has put together some great features for the HP Chromebook 11 G5 and 11 G5 EE this time around. Both of these devices were released in July 2016, yet they are still two of the most popular selling Chromebooks. With a budget friendly price tag and power that really drives the price point home, it is a great asset in anyone’s Chrome arsenal!
Both available in touch-screen forms, the 11 G5 and 11 G5 EE sport an 11.6 inch HD display (1366 x 768). Price wise they both sit around the $200 mark, the display is not revolutionary but works perfectly for any given situation. Overall, the colors tend to show well when displaying videos and pictures but begin to wash out when you reach the maximum brightness level.
The screen is clean and easy to use from different angles, and both of these devices offer a 180-degree hinge for better engagement with your screen and prevents any potential damage when opening.
Both of the 11 G5 and 11 G5 EE are powered by the Intel Celeron N3060 processor with up to 4GB of RAM. These two Chromebooks may not be powerhouses, but they deliver a solid performance considering the price range.
You won’t have any issues with your regular day-to-day browsing and most of the Android apps. Both devices perform pretty well with an octane score around 8000.
Both devices are quoted as having up to 12.5 hours of battery life, but, in testing, the Education Edition (EE) surpassed the standard unit by almost a full hour. The HP 11 G5 and 11 G5 EE are made to push through a full work or school day with no problem, making it okay to forget your charger most days.
Although both versions offer a touchscreen capability, you’ll most likely find yourself using the keyboard more than often.
With these devices, HP understood that even when creating a device with an economical price point, customers still don’t want any missed design care on the keyboard. While not the most premiere keyboard, it still allows you to glide smoothly, and is surprisingly fluid for its price point.
The trackpad is smooth and slicker than the other test models. The click mechanism is a little too firm and tough, but compared to the other trackpads, it still functions fine. Again- considering the price range, you are getting the most out of your money.
This is where both of the devices differ the most. The 11 G5 EE is more rugged without the bulk. It comes with co-molded rubber around its frame for greater resistance to stress that may come with the student’s daily use. It also comes with a 180-degree hinge to ensure that the display never gets damaged when trying to share your screen with your classmates. Another main point is that EE comes with a spill- resistant keyboard that drains away the water from the vital components of the Chromebook.
The HP 11 G5 forgoes the features mentioned above by offering a sleeker and lighter design suited for the business oriented market. Whereas the EE has a two-tone color scheme (common with the EDU models), the 11 G5 comes with one color and gives it a more professional look.
With the price range around $200, the HP 11 G5 and HP 11 G5 EE are the better options in the Chromebook market if you are looking for a reliable and budget friendly computing solution. To learn more, check out the full review video on PromevoTV. To order yours or to find about more about the HP Chromebook 11 G5 and The HP Chromebook 11 G5 EE, visit us at shop.promevo.com