Yesterday, HP unveiled its new devices, which are specially made for students and their learning requirements. These devices are HP ProBook x360 11 G5 Education Edition and HP ProBook x360 11 G6 Education Edition.
Both devices are mainly focused on the fulfillment of basic requirements a student has like editing videos or running STEM applications, which include science, technology, engineering, and math. Both the ProBooks by HP will be running Windows 10 Pro out of the box.
It is a bit unsettling that the company is launching both the 5th and 6th generations of the ProBook at the same time. Talking about the configurations, the ProBook G5 will be running Intel Celeron and Pentium Silver processors while the 6th generation G6 will be running the Comet lake-Y.
Comet Lake-Y is the first 14nm side of Intel’s 10th-generation lineup. This makes the ProBook G6 one of the first PCs to be using the Comet Lake-Y system. The options available for the G6 are Core i3-10110Y and Core i5-10210Y and up to 256GB of storage.
The Comet Lake-Y will be a Quad-core processor as compared to the dual-core in the 10nm Ice Lake. This will make the G6 way faster than the previous versions, and as these are based on educational purposes, the corners on these ProBooks are rugged and can easily withstand drops up to 122cms.
They were also successful in passing the 13 MIL-STD-810G tests, which say a lot about the durability of these machines. The keyboard on these is also spill-resistant with a re-inforced Power Port.
HP did not reveal the pricing of the upcoming ProBook G5 and G6 Education Edition, so we currently have no estimate about the price, but the ProBook x360 G5 11 EE is available for purchase now. The launches of these machines will be somewhere around March in the year 2020.