HP unveils the world’s first detachable Chromebook, which also supports Android apps. It sounds like an amazing combination of feature, design as well as price.
The HP Chromebook X2 is not just another device running Chrome OS.
The HP Chromebook X2 also features A premium design.
HP has thrown in a keyboard cover and a stylus with the Chromebook X2, instead of charging extra for the accessories.
Competing with Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro
Everything about the HP Chromebook X2 signals that it aims to compete with Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro.
HP has also priced the tablet at $599. Its exterior has an Anodized Electrodeposition coating that feels like ceramic, but offers high durability and a scratch-resistant matte finish.
You can use it as a computer or detach the keyboard for a tablet experience. It also comes with an Active Pen stylus. HP has added a leather palm-rest on the keyboard for additional comfort.
A magnetic hinge connects the keyboard with the display, making it easier for users to attach and detach them.
Specifications of HP Chromebook X2
|HP Chromebook X2||Specifications|
|CPU||Intel Core M3-7Y30|
|Memory||4GB or 8GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Storage||32 GB eMMC|
|Display||12.3-inch diagonal IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen (2400 x 1600)|
|Wireless||Intel 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.2|
|Input||Full-size island-style keyboard / Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures / HP Active Pen|
|Ports||2 USB Type-C 3.0 Gen 1 Ports / Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack|
|Battery||4-cell, 48 Wh lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||292.1 x 211.33 x 8.38mm|
|Weight||735g (tablet) / 1.39kg (tablet + base)|
It also seems like Google’s Vision for Pixel C. It’s a convertible device that runs Chrome OS and provides all of its productivity and security advantages while also providing a commendable touch-based tablet experience, complete with the full Android app catalog.
It’s what the Pixel C could have been, should have been, and arguably was meant to have been.