HP partners with Google to make Chromebooks in India
New Delhi: HP and Google has joined hands to manufacture Chromebooks in India at the Flex facility in Chennai where HP has been manufacturing a range of laptops and desktops since 2020.
The leading IT hardware company, which has also applied for the revised PLI scheme for the segment, said this affirms its committment to the government’s Make in India initiative.
Production of Chromebooks at the facility will begin from October 2, 2023 and will cater to the demand for affordable PCs in India mainly from the education sector.
“HP is committed to advancing digital equity, and we have been driving many initiatives to enable digital education across India. Manufacturing Chromebook laptops in India will allow Indian students to get easy access to affordable PCs. By further expanding our manufacturing operations, we continue to support the Make in India initiative of the Government,” said Vickram Bedi, Senior Director – Personal Systems, HP India.
Chromebooks are leading devices in K-12 education, helping over 50 million students and teachers across the world. Equipped with ChromeOS, these devices have built-in accessibility and security features to deepen classroom connections and keep user information safe, HP said in a release.
“At Google, we’ve been working closely with the local education ecosystem, supporting them in their transition to digital-first learning experiences through our products and teacher programs. The local production of Chromebooks with HP marks an important step in our efforts to continue supporting the digital transformation of education in India. We hope this collaboration will help accelerate the adoption of technology in more schools so that every student and educator have access to the tools and skills to pursue their personal potential,” Bani Dhawan, Head of Education – South Asia, Google said.