HP unveils two new rugged laptops for education

HP Probook x360 G5 and G6 for Education
HP Probook x360 G5 and G6 for Education (Image credit: HP)

What you need to know

  • HP announced two new laptops, the HP ProBook x360 G5 Education Edition and the HP ProBook x360 G6 Education Edition.
  • Both laptops feature bumpers and reinforced corners to withstand bumps and knocks at schools.
  • The ProBook x360 G5 EE is available now, and the ProBook x360 G6 EE is expected in March 2020.

HP announced two new convertible laptops for education, the HP ProBook x360 G5 Education Edition, and the HP ProBook x360 G6 Education Edition. Both laptops feature reinforced corners and bumpers to improve their sturdiness. The HP ProBook x360 G5 EE is available now, and the HP ProBook x360 G6 EE is expected in March of 2020.

Both laptops passed 13 MIL-STD 810G tests and can withstand a 122 cm drop test onto plywood. They feature reinforced power ports and keyboards that resist picking and minor spills.

The convertible laptops have optional Wi-Fi 6 support and integrated software that makes them easier to manage for IT departments.

The HP ProBook x360 G5 EE runs on either the Intel Pentium Silver family or processors or the Intel Celeron family of processors. It has an 11.6-inch screen, 8GB of DDR4-2400 SDRAM, up to 256GB of M.2 SATA-3 SSD storage, and 64GB of eMMC. It has two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a USB-C port for data transfer and power delivery, and an HDMI port.

The HP ProBook x360 G6 EE runs on the 10th generation Intel Core i5 family of processors. It has similar specs otherwise though there are some slight changes. It has an 11.6-inch screen, 8GB of DDR4-2133 SDRAM, 256GB of PCIe M.2 Value SSD storage, and 64GB of M.2 SATA-3 SSD storage. It has two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a USB-C port for data transfer and power delivery, and an HDMI port.

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