The fifth and sixth generation of chromobos from the American manufacturer comes unpretentious, but are destined to survive even the most brutal use environments
After years of steady development, Chrome OS is no longer an obscene name in the computer market, and is a complete and worthy replacement for windows with quite a few cuts where there is no real need for backwards decades of legacy applications - which explains why one of the major launches of HP In the framework of the CES 2018 exhibition, it was a pair of hard-core Chromobox computers that are aimed at the world of learning and for certain business users.
The sixth generation Chromebook 11 EE (or Education Edition) offers an 11.6-inch screen with a modest 1,366 × 768 pixels resolution, with or without touch and with a matte or glossy finish, plus the Celeron N3350 and Celeron N3450 chips Intel, An enhanced LPDDR4 memory capacity of 4 GB or 8 GB, storage between 16 GB to 64 gigabytes in eMMC 5.0 standard, Wi-Fi 802.11ac based dual-channel connectivity On a chip of Intel, A pair of connections USB Modern Type-C, an enlarged 47 watt-hour battery - and especially a plastic shell that meets the MIL-STD-810G military standard for protection against blows, falls and various vibrations. Not obvious in a product designed to be as available and popular as possible.
The fifth-generation Chromebook 14 offers a more solid and stylish look to an older audience with the same Celeron mobile processors Intel, The same tough plastic envelope, the same volumes Memories, The same wired and wireless connectivity capabilities - and a 14-inch screen with 768p resolution as a base or improved 1080p resolution with a panel IPS And support, plus a 47-watt-hour battery, which is a 27 percent jump compared to the previous generation, which comes with weight reduction and overall device dimensions.
The use of Apollo Lake chips instead of the Gemini Lake chips launched about two months ago may be a bit disappointing - but if that's what helps ensure prices are more competitive, it's a worthy compromise in an operating system that has already proven to work well enough on almost any chip Modern, even from the most basic and modest.
For dessert, a new generation of the tiny Chromebox desktop was also introduced, which, although slightly inflated to 0.9 liters - will now also offer the chip Core i7-8650U is the new quad core in its most advanced configuration, which will have an impressive improvement in capabilities compared to chip Celeron Mobile or chip Core i7-4600U that was there in the previous generation.
Unfortunately there are still no prices for any of the products, which are expected to hit stores starting next month - but we are definitely keeping our fingers crossed that they will not be higher than those we saw in theChrome OS to date.