The HP Fortis line of Chromebooks and Windows laptops has been launched, designed for remote learning and with robust builds. The range includes the Chrome OS-based HP Fortis 14 G10 Chromebook and Fortis 11 G9 Q Chromebook models. On the Windows laptop front, the lineup has the HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 PC, the ProBook Fortis 14 G10 PC, the PC Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9, and the PC Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10. The HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 and Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 are also available in a Windows 11 SE option to provide an optimized Windows 11 experience. Additionally, the PC manufacturer has included the HP 320 FHD Webcam and HP 325 FHD Webcam on the line to facilitate virtual connectivity.
HP Fortis Chromebooks, laptop pricing, availability details
HP Fortis 14 G10 Chromebook Price begins for $349 (approximately Rs. 26,000), while the Windows-based HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 PC starts at $369 (approximately Rs. 27,500) and the HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 PC starts at $399 (approximately Rs. 29,700). All these models are currently available in the US.
Pricing details on the HP Fortis 11 G9 Q Chromebook, the HP ProBook Fortis 14 G10 PC, and the HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10 PC are yet to be revealed. However, while the Chromebook model will be available in the US starting in June, both Windows options will launch in April. The Windows 11 SE-based HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 and HP ProBook Fortis 11 G9 will also be available in April.
Additionally, the HP 320 FHD Webcam will be available in February for $39.99 (approximately Rs. 3,000), while the HP 325 FHD Webcam will hit stores in March for 39 (approximately Rs. 2,900).
Details on the launch of the new HP devices in India have yet to be announced.
Chromebook HP Fortis 14 G10, Chromebook HP Fortis 11 G9 Q
The entire Fortis range is designed to handle rough handling and withstand drops. The machines include spill-resistant keyboards, as well as hardened power and USB Type-C ports. Additionally, HP claims that the chassis, keyboard, and display of Fortis devices can be cleaned using commonly available household cleaning and disinfecting wipes. There’s also a metal shield on the new offerings that supposedly help protect the built-in battery from external damage that can be caused by dropping or dropping.
As a distinction, the HP Fortis 14 G10 Chromebook comes with a 14-inch display and is powered by Intel processors. The machine also has optional 4G LTE connectivity. It is equipped with an HD webcam with 88 degree wide viewing angle and dual microphones. The Chromebook Fortis 14 G10 also has a 180-degree flat hinge.
The HP Fortis 11 G9 Q Chromebook, on the other hand, has the Snapdragon 7c chip and aims to enable cloud-native mobile learning. It is claimed to be HP’s thinnest and lightest Fortis device. The machine includes 4G LTE connectivity – along with a USB-A port and two USB Type-C ports, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Chromebook also comes with a microSD card slot.
HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9, ProBook Fortis 14 G10, Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9, Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10 Specifications
For Windows users, the HP ProBook Fortis 14 G9 offers options for Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education and Windows 11 SE, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and 4G LTE connectivity. The HP ProBook Fortis 14 G10, on the other hand, comes with Windows 11 and Windows 11 Pro Education options and is powered by 12th Gen Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors. The laptop also has Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
HP also has the HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 and Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10 models in the lineup with 360-degree hinge design and optional 5-megapixel webcams, plus rechargeable stylus support.
The HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G9 comes with Intel processors and has Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Pro Education and Windows 11 SE options. The laptop also includes Wi-Fi 6 and optional 4G LTE. However, the HP Pro x360 Fortis 11 G10 has 12th Gen Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processor options and runs on Windows 11 Pro or Windows 11 Pro Education. It also carries Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.
HP 320 FHD webcam, 325 FHD webcam specs
Along with the new Chromebooks and laptops, HP has the 320 FHD webcam and the 325 FHD webcam, both of which have 66-degree wide-angle coverage. The webcams also support full-HD video at a frame rate of 30fps. Additionally, HP provided a USB-A connector and 360 degree rotation for easy setup and allow for multiple placements. The webcam also has a removable lens cover.