Chromebooks are still evolving, and if a few weeks ago we saw the first tablet with Chrome OS, today HP has announced what they claim is the first Chromebook 2 in 1 removable. It is therefore a laptop whose screen we can extract from the keyboard to turn it into a tablet.
In this way HP wants to combine the productivity of Chrome OS with the versatility that provides compatibility with Android applications. They do it with a thin device but with up to 10 hours of autonomy according to the manufacturer, with Intel Core processors and with versions of up to 8 gigs of RAM.
A laptop shaped tablet
Instead of trying to launch a device with tablet specs, what HP has done is to launch one with integer range computer specifications with the form factor of a tablet. Not bad for those looking for options with more than 4 gigs of RAM, although all that will be reflected in the final price.
The new Chromebook x2 has a 12.3- inch QuadHD touch screen, which will come protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The device has a thickness of 8.2 millimeters when we use it in tablet mode, growing up to 15.3 millimeters when you we put the keyboard, all with a weight of 734.8 and 1424.28 grams respectively.
This convertible features a white ceramic anodized aluminum finish with a high quality feel, and to connect the tablet and keyboard it has a magnetic hinge. In addition to the keyboard, it will also be accompanied by a stylus to get more out of tablet mode.
In its interior laten seventh generation Intel Core processors, having models of up to 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB of internal storage expandable up to another 256 gigs through microSD cards. All this comes with a battery that HP says will give you 10 hours of autonomy, although you’ll have to wait to try it to see how much it really stays.
We will also find dual speakers signed by B & O Play, a rear camera of 13 megapixels and a front of 5 megapixels. The device also has a Type C USB connector and a 3.5 mm audio jack for the headphones.
Price and availability
The new HP Chromebook x2 will go on sale from June 10 in the United States, but for now the company has not been pronounced for its international launch. Its price will start at $599.99 for the most basic version, and will go up in the versions with better features. The price also includes 100 GB of storage in Google Drive for two years.Tags: Chromebook, HP Chromebook x2