Source: Two new enterprise Chromebooks for cloud workers announced at CES from Google Cloud
As businesses increasingly move to the cloud and adopt web-based applications, there are more cloud workers than ever. Because these workers spend more than 4 hours each day working from their web browser, they’re an ideal fit for cloud-native devices like Chromebooks. In fact, according to analyst firm IDC*, Chromebooks are increasing in adoption, growing at 92% year-over-year in Q3 2018. A huge part of this growth has been our hardware partners who continue to create new cloud-native devices to meet the needs of cloud workers.
As a result, our partners introduced two new commercial Chromebooks this week at CES 2019, built for cloud workers: the HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 and the Asus Chromebook Flip C434.
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1: Designed for enterprise IT and cloud workers
The HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 was designed specifically with enterprise users in mind. It features an all-aluminum cover and backlit keyboard, a 360 degree hinge that allows for flexible working modes, and a 14” IPS touch display, HD webcam, and B&O Play audio for high-quality video calls. At 16mm thin and with up to 13 hours of battery life, it works equally well in the office or on-the-go, and can be configured to include an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 16 GB memory, and 64 GB of storage. It’s designed to be resistant to short drops, dust, and humidity, and it’s protected by Chrome OS’s multiple layers of security, with a hardware security module in every device and firmware integration to verify the integrity of the OS at every boot-up.
Asus Chromebook Flip C434: Flexibility and performance for cloud workers
Building on the success of the Asus Chromebook Flip C302, the new Asus Chromebook Flip C434 comes with a four-sided NanoEdge display which allows the device to have a 14” touchscreen display on a 13” chassis. The 360 degree ErgoLift hinge enables multiple usage modes and the device provides multiple connection options with both USB Type-A and Type-C ports. It also comes with an HD webcam and a backlit keyboard.
The aluminum alloy design keeps the device thin and light for portability, and Chrome OS automatically updates in the background to help it stay fast over time. The Chromebook Flip C434 can be configured to include an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 8 GB memory, and 128 GB storage, with up to 10 hours of battery life.
The HP Chromebook x360 14 G1 will be available for purchase on January 22, 2019. The Asus Chromebook Flip C434 will be available in March 2019. Both devices will be available in select countries globally. Learn more about the devices from HP and Asus, or visit the Chrome Enterprise website if you’re interested in exploring Chromebooks for your business.
*Chrome OS growth (commercial Chrome OS unit shipments for all segment sizes excluding EDU) was calculated using Q3 2018 hardware unit shipment data from IDC’s PCD Historical Device Tracker, Q3 2018.