Tablets running Chrome OS were rumoured for awhile and finally confirmed late last month. HP has taken the Chromebook and Chrome OS tablet one step further with the HP Chromebook x2: a Chromebook with a detachable screen for use as a tablet, complete with an included stylus.
“The HP Chromebook x2 hits a trifecta for customers, combining the productivity of the Chrome OS and power of the world’s most-used app platform into a versatile form factor ideal for experiencing all the Google ecosystem has to offer,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer personal systems, HP Inc. “As the world’s first Chromebook detachable, it will unlock new ways for people to create, collaborate and consume within Chrome and the Google Play Store.”
Sporting a 12.3″ 2400×1600 (235ppi) resolution with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 touch display, the Chromebook x2 features 7th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB built-in storage, microSD card support, 100GB of free Google Cloud storage for two years, dual speakers, a 5MP front and 13MP rear camera, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Housed in a ceramic white anodized aluminum finish, the device also includes two USB Type-C ports for charging, data transfer, and display, audio jacks, and the aforementioned microSD slot.
The detachable keyboard sports a leather-like surface and attaches to the Chromebook x2 by way of a magnetic hinge which allows users to use it in laptop, tent, stand, or folded over for tablet mode (in addition to being removable for a proper tablet experience).
The HP Chromebook x2 will be available starting on June 10 at a starting price of $599.99USD.
Last Updated on April 9, 2018.