One of the best things about Chromebooks is the fact that they will soon gain full access to the entire suite of apps available in the Google Play Store. Seemingly with this in mind, HP has announced a follow-up to its Chromebook lineup this year, unveiling the Chromebook 11 G5, the firm's entry-level machine which packs a ton of features in its small, affordable frame.

The Chromebook 11 G5 is basically the higher-end Chromebook 13's lower-end sibling. While not as premium as its larger, sleeker, more expensive sibling, the Chromebook 11 G5 is nonetheless a very capable machine.

The lightweight, cloud-based notebook features an 11.6-inch 1366x768 HD IPS touchscreen display with Gorilla Glass protection. For those who are not very fond of screens with glare, HP is also offering a variant that is equipped with an anti-glare screen.

Inside the Chromebook 11 G5 lies a fairly standard set of specs, such as an Intel Celeron N3060 Braswell processor, 2GB to 4GB or RAM and 16GB to 32GB of storage. HP was also quite proud to announce that the device is designed to last extremely long on a single charge. According to the manufacturer, the HP Chromebook 11 G5 is expected to last 12.5 hours on a single charge, considerably longer than the more expensive MacBook's battery life.

The Chromebook 11 G5 also features a number of useful ports, such as 2 USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI output, a microSD card reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The device is very light as well, weighing only 2.51 pounds.

Perhaps the best feature of the Chromebook 11 G5, however, is the fact that it is optimized specifically for Android apps. Thus, the machine is fully ready to receive the entire lineup of Google's mobile apps.

The Chromebook 11 G5 is set to be made available through HP channel partners around July, with a very attractive starting price of just $189.