Since the launch of Chromebooks, Google’s main competitors have been affordable Windows laptop. However, once the company has started unveiling new Chrome devices, they were of premium range and were not limited to affordable devices. Till now, Google and its partners did not have a perfect Chromebook competitor to the Surface Pro. Yes, of course, there are numerous convertible Chromebook available in the market, but what we didn’t have till now was a detachable Chromebook.
This has changed now with the introduction of HP’s all-new Chromebook x2 – The world’s first detachable Chromebook.
HP in its official blog states,
“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 Store3.”
This laptop is 12.3-inches and comes with a detachable keyboard that you will be able to easily attach to the 8.2mm thin tablet, which weighs around 735 grams. This device has been powered by Intel’s 7th generation M-series, Intel HD Graphics 615, and comes with 8GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, along with the ability to expand the storage to 256GB with microSD.
With this device, Google is offering 100GB cloud storage for 2 years. It is powered by the 42Wh battery, with the battery life of around 10 hours, as claimed by the company. It also comes with dual speakers with audio custom tuned by B&O Play and front 5 MP and rear 13 MP cameras to deliver a rich entertainment experience.
The company states,
“Go from productivity to creativity seamlessly with the HP Chromebook x2 with the versatility to use the device in a variety of modes. The magnetic hinge allows for easy detaching of the tablet and provides the strength and rigidity to keep it attached and upright when used as a laptop. The hinge design allows for the tablet to be placed in multiple modes for users to enjoy an amazing touch and pen7 experience for work, school, and entertainment.”
This device runs on Android apps from the Google Play Store, allowing users to use apps such as OneNote, and others that support Chrome OS. This device is the perfect option for those looking for a smart, durable and mid-range laptop. It will be available for purchase in the U.S from June 10, at the starting price of $599.99.