The growing demand for cheap online laptops has also aroused interest in Google’s Chromebook textbooks.
The latest crop of Chromebooks available in India includes the new HP Chromebook 11a. Available only on Flipkart.com for Rs21,999, the new booklet is designed for students in grades II to VII. The plate, lightweight (weighs only 1.05kg), is solidly constructed with a matte finish and comes in eye-catching color options such as indigo blue.
Depending on the connection, the manual has all the basic ports such as USB type-A, USB type-C, audio jack and micro SD slot slot. The USB Type C port also doubles as a charging port. There is a web camera built into the top of the screen. Dual speakers are loud and reliable and will help young readers who may not feel comfortable wearing headphones for long hours.
The only downside is that they are placed on the edge of the keyboard base. When placed in an uneven position, the sound gets slightly cooled.
The keyboard looks open with enough space between each key. Also, the keys are larger than normal, making typing more accurate and faster. The only problem is the lack of backlight, which will make typing in the dark harder. However, most low-cost laptops do not have backlight buttons. The touchpad is small and narrow. However, one does not have to rely on it as the 11.6-inch HD screen notebook screen supports touch, making app selection and clicking on on-screen items more precise, especially for younger readers who may be more comfortable with the touch screen, given familiar screen-based phones. . Although the screen supports touch, the laptop has no flexible design and the screen can only be rotated to the point.
The 11.6-inch HD screen looks bright enough to perform basic tasks like reading, browsing, video calls and watching YouTube videos.
Chrome OS is simple and easy to use. Anyone familiar with Android OS can pick it up very quickly. It doesn’t have as many features as Windows OS, but it can handle online browsing, online video playback and online learning apps easily. Popular ed-tech platforms and art-related apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Powered by a MediaTek MT8183 Octa-core processor, the HP Chromebook 11a is fast enough and smooth to use. Device boots come quickly and apps load quickly again. 64GB internal storage feels limited. However, one can expand it with a microSD slot. For remote classes, battery performance may not be the same as ever; however, it still encourages you to have a laptop that lasts longer. The battery performance of the Chromebook 11a is impressive and has been able to get 12-14 hours of backup easily in one case.
All in all, the HP Chromebook 11a is the most reliable laptop available at an attractive price. Touch screen support, easy-to-use interface and a stable battery backup with some of its solid suits.
If you are looking for a screensaver that touches around 20k, for your child’s educational needs, it is one of the top options out there.
However, if you are looking for a tool that can help in recent school years as well, there is the HP Chromebook 14a. It has a large 14-inch touch screen and works on a better Intel Celeron N4020 processor. Available on Amazon.in for Rs24,485.
Among Windows notebooks in the same price range, another reliable option is the Asus VivoBook 14 (2020), which uses a less powerful Intel quad core Pentium processor, offers 1TB HDD storage, and has a large 14-inch full HD screen , but without touch support. Available at Rs24,990 on Amazon.in.