The latest Chromebook from Google and HP is a great option for small businesses looking to give their employees inexpensive laptops that are easy to replace.
The new HP Chromebook 11 is the successor to last year’s Samsung Chromebook, and it retails at just $279. Users get an 11-inch, lightweight basic laptop that gives them full access to any Web service. This is a laptop for those who only need a Web browser and Web apps to get work done.
Unlike most laptops, the HP Chromebook 11 charges through a micro-USB port, the same port found on most smartphones and tablets, so travelers need only to pack a single charger. The Chromebook also comes with 12 free Gogo Internet passes, so users can get free Internet access while flying. Gogo typically charges $14.99 for day passes of its service.
Google also throws in two years of 100GB of Google Drive storage with every Chromebook 11, giving users access to plenty of cloud storage.
The HP Chromebook 11 isn’t the perfect laptop for every small business. Those who need to use apps like Photoshop or video-editing software on the go won’t find much use for the laptop. But for those who can use Web apps like Google Docs to get work done, the Chromebook 11 is a good, inexpensive option.
Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.