The cameras work in two directions, just like collaboration
Two HD cameras improve collaboration and videoconferencing. The 720p front-facing camera is great for capturing creative projects from anywhere, while the 5MP world-facing camera makes it easier to record and take pictures in the correct orientation from all four modes. The unique design has the world-facing camera on the keyboard side of the 500e Chromebook, so it can take photos while being held like a tablet.
A display this important needs extra protection
The 11.6-in HD multi-touch display is tougher than ever, thanks to Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance. This technology uses an alkali-aluminosilicate thin sheet glass, which is better able to survive the real-world events that commonly cause glass failure. It resists damage and helps prevent the deep chips and scratches that cause glass to break.
Adapts to individual learning styles
The 500e Chromebook features a 360-degree hinge, allowing students to position the display the way they need it for any usage mode - Laptop, Tablet, Tent, or Stand. This enables them to make the optimal use of its multi-touch technology to interact with educational apps and tools. Research a topic in Laptop mode. Open it the full 360 degrees to take a test in Tablet mode. Set it to Tent mode when giving presentations, or Stand mode for watching videos. It's as flexible as a student's imagination.
Teachers who say the classroom feels like a battleground, take heart - this classroom tool has military-grade durability. Built tough with rubber bumpers, reinforced ports, and a 360-degree hinge that won't snap under pressure, the 500e Chromebook is compliant with MIL-STD-810G testing for all manner of shock and awe. It's also drop-resistant up to 29.5 inches (75 cm) - roughly the height of a school desk.
Fingers, do your worst
The full-sized keyboard features a sealed touchpad and resists spills. And its mechanically anchored keys stay put and cannot be pulled off - no excuses for not doing the assignment!
No charger - no worries
With long hours of battery life, the 500e Chromebook lasts an entire school day and more. Students can work a full day, bring it home, plug it in, and let it recharge overnight for the next day's classes.
Connectivity for productivity
Whether you need to connect to the Internet or a peripheral device, the 500e Chromebook will make it happen. It's equipped with two USB-C ports, for powerful and fast connectivity to peripherals. USB-C connectors are smaller and reversible, making for quick connections without first having to check a connector's orientation. They also can charge your Chromebook or your peripherals, providing power in addition to connectivity. The 500e Chromebook also has two USB 3.0 ports, 2 x 2 AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a microSD card reader, so it can connect to just about anything a student needs.