HP’s Chromebook x2 is some-more than a initial Chrome OS-based 2-in-1 with a detachable keyboard and pen. Announced Monday, this $599 inscription wants to contest with a likes of a iPad Pro. If it creates any headway, a Surface Pro should substantially worry, too.
While a Chromebook x2 looks affordable compared to a iPad Pro and Surface Pro rivals, it does demeanour costly for a Chromebook—most of a difficulty cousins are still around $300. Its facilities are flattering nice, though, and Chromebook veterans might be means to conclude a difference.
HP Chromebook x2 specs and features
The Chromebook x2 will boat in June. Here are a highlights from a specs we know.
- CPU: Intel 7th-gen Core m3-7Y30
- Memory: 4GB LPDDR3-1600
- Display: 12.3-inch 2400×1600 IPS WLED backlit
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 615
- Storage: 32GB eMMC
- Ports: Two USB 3.0 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type C
- Cameras: Front 5MP, back 13MP
- Battery: 4-cell, 48Whr lasts adult to 10 hours
- Dimensions and weight: 11.5 x 8.32 x 0.33 inches, or 0.6-inch thick with keyboard
The cost also includes a digital coop and a keyboard cover. A captivating hinge attaches a keyboard cover to a tablet.
We haven’t seen a keyboard in person, yet it looks like a extraneous is a fake element with a leather-like finish. We also don’t know how unbending a inscription cover is and what a keyboard transport is, as these keyboard covers can infrequently be a small severe to form on.
The tablet’s extraneous aspect has an Anodized Electrodeposition coating. According to HP, a cloaking feels like ceramic and provides additional continuance and a soft, matte finish that resists scratches and is easy to clean.
Why this matters: Chromebook tablets are finally a thing. The HP Chromebook x2 follows a progressing Apr proclamation of a Acer Chromebook Tab 10, a really initial Chrome tablet. Now that Chromebooks run Android apps, stylus support and a inscription form cause make a lot of sense.
The Chromebook x2 is labelled and positioned in a tough spot, though. Sure, it’s affordable compared to a iPad Pro and Surface Pro with that it wants to compete—but it’s costly for a Chromebook. We don’t know how many people lifted on dirt-cheap $300 clamshells will strech for a product that costs twice as much. We’ll let we know either it’s value a burst if we have a possibility to examination it.