New Delhi : The growing demand for low-cost laptops for online learning has once again stimulated people’s interest in Google Chromebook laptops.
The latest Chromebooks launched in India include HP’s new Chromebook 11a. This new laptop is only priced at Rs 21,999 on Flipkart.com and is designed for students in the second to seventh levels. It is compact, light weight (only 1.05 kg), strong and durable, has a rough matte finish, and has eye-catching color options such as indigo.
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In terms of connectivity, the laptop has all the basic ports such as USB Type A, USB Type C, audio jack and Micro SD card slot. The USB Type-C port can also be used as a charging port. There is a built-in webcam at the top of the screen. The dual speakers are loud and reliable, and are useful for young students who may be uncomfortable wearing headphones for a long time.
The only drawback is that they are placed around the edge of the keyboard base. When placed on an uneven surface, the audio becomes a little dull.
The keyboard looks very spacious, with enough space between each key. Moreover, the keys are bigger than usual, which makes typing more accurate and faster. The only problem is the lack of backlight, which will make typing in the dark difficult. However, most low-cost laptops do not have backlit keys. The touchpad is small and narrow. However, because the laptop’s 11.6-inch HD screen supports touch, you don’t have to rely on it, which makes selecting applications and clicking on elements on the screen more intuitive, especially for young students who may prefer touch screens, given that they are familiar with it early on Mobile phone based on touch screen. Although the screen supports touch, the laptop does not have a convertible design, and the screen can only be pushed back a little.
The 11.6-inch HD screen looks bright enough to perform basic tasks such as reading, online browsing, video calls and watching YouTube videos.
Chrome OS is simple and easy to use. Anyone familiar with Android OS can find it quickly. It does not have as many functions as the Windows operating system, but can easily handle online browsing, online video playback and online classroom applications. The most popular ed-tech platform and creativity-related applications can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The HP Chromebook 11a powered by the MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor is fast and smooth to use. The device will start immediately, and the application will load quickly. 64GB of internal storage space is limited. However, it can be expanded using the microSD slot. In remote classrooms, battery performance is not as important as before. However, you can still use a longer-lasting notebook computer with confidence. The battery performance of the Chromebook 11a is impressive, and it can easily achieve 12-14 hours of backup time on a single charge.
Overall, the HP Chromebook 11a is a very reliable laptop with a very attractive price. Touch screen support, easy-to-use interface, and stable backup battery are some of its strengths.
If you are looking for a small screen touch laptop near 20k, this is your child’s educational needs, and it is one of the best choices.
However, if you are also looking for a device that will come in handy in a later school year, you can use the HP Chromebook 14a. It has a larger 14-inch touch screen and runs on the more powerful Intel Celeron N4020 processor. Its price on Amazon.in is Rs 24,485.
Among Windows laptops in the same price range, another reliable choice is Asus VivoBook 14 (2020), which runs on a more powerful Intel quad-core Pentium processor, provides 1TB HDD storage, and has a larger 14-inch Full HD screen, but no touch support. Its price on Amazon.in is Rs 24,990.