HP unveiled a new Chromebook this week, the Chromebook x2 model, which is priced at $599 and it’s supposed to go head to head with the iPad Pro in the education area. This is supposed to be the first Chromebook detachable, according to HP.
This is no Google Pixelbook for sure, but it’s sure better than the average Chrome OS laptop. The detachable aspect of it lets you switch between a laptop mode and a tablet mode, with ease. The device has a magnetic hinge, which is unlike those of the kind you’ve seen till now. It ensures a smooth connection between the full sized keyboard base and the 12.3 inch tablet.
The 12.3 inch touch display offers a resolution of 2400 x 1600 pixels and inside the laptop we find a 7th gen Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB of RAM (with the option to add 4 GB more), 32 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. The connectivity options are pretty standard, including two USB Type-C ports and an audio jack. The device is supposed to offer up to 10 hours of battery life and it comes in an elegant anodized aluminum finish and Oxford Blue keyboard.
The product is a bit beefier than the iPad Pro, at 8.2 mm in thickness and 1.62 pounds in weight. Those are tablet sizes, but when it becomes a laptop it goes to 15.3 mm in thickness and 3.14 pounds in weight. HP Chromebook x2 comes as a bundle, with the above mentioned keyboard and an active pen stylus. It will be sold starting from June 10.