It appears that Google really wants its Chromebooks into more and more classrooms. Back in January, the company had already partnered with Acer and Asus. And now Google just announced another Chromebook, this time from HP.
The announcement comes in a blog post. It was celebrating Chromebooks’ success as a top selling device across tablets and laptops in Swedish schools last year. The new HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition is particularly made for students and is ideal to use in the classrooms. This rugged convertible Chromebook features USB-C charging, an optional stylus, and a world-facing camera.
The stylus provided with the new HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition won’t be of a high quality and doesn’t require charging and pairing. Students can use the stylus to write and erase on the screen. It will be very cheap and easily replaceable if lost.
The world-facing camera is basically a 360-degree camera that lets students capture photos and videos from any angle. The camera faces outwards when the Chromebook is flipped, enabling the students to use it as a tablet with a front facing camera.
Google hasn’t revealed the price of the new Chromebooks yet but says they will go on sale from mid-April. And the best part is they will include the Play Store at launch. Meaning that students and teachers will have more applications to use.