HP Chromebook

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Three HP Chromebooks running ChromeOS were acquired by WMBE to be used at edit-a-thons by volunteers who do not have a laptop.

Three other devices were acquired to lend to board members during their assignment.


  • Lightweight (1.5 kg)
  • Easy to use
  • No specific software required
    • Only a Google account, possibly Google Suite for initial configuration and maintenance
    • Participants not using a Google account can use a guest account
      • Nothing is saved in the guest account (privacy, security)
    • Self configuring, automatic updates
    • Data is stored in Google Suite/Drive, or OneDrive
  • Long lasting battery (a whole day)


  • USB-C power supply (45 W); can be used for any device with an USB-C input
  • Quadruple core (Intel Pentium silver)
  • 14" full HD (1920x1080)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • 2 USB-C, 1 USB-A
  • Micro-SD card slot
  • High speed Wi-Fi


  • Standard: Google Docs, Google Presentations, Google Spreadsheets
  • An optional Linux container
    • You can run e.g. OpenRefine, Pywikibot, or other Linux tools
  • A subset of Android applications

Known problems[edit]

  • No ethernet, but there exist ethernet USB adapters
  • An USB-C adaptor is required to connect a HDMI screen
    • Duplication versus extension of screen (some applications only work with duplication)
    • Some adaptors might not work with certain monitors
    • A VGA adaptor can also be connected

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