Apr 13, 2018

HP Chromebook x2 : World's First-Ever Chromebook Detachable

HP has set a milestone in the industry by introducing the world's first Chromebook detachable 2-in-1 laptop dubbed as the Chromebook x2. The new device offers the functionality of a Chrome OS and access to Google's ecosystem fitted inside a more flexible form factor.

The California-based tech firm HP tries to "reinvent the way consumers experience Chrome OS and Android Apps" by introducing its latest Chromebook x2 which is basically the world's first-ever Chromebook detachable. The Chromebook x2 is claimed to have successfully combine the functionality of a Chrome OS and access to Google's ecosystem and fitted it inside a more flexible form factor. The high-performing device aims to provide users with improved productivity as well as a more enjoyable experience. The Vice President and General Manager at Consumer Personal Systems, HP, Kevin Frost, stated regarding the new Chromebook, "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."

HP Chromebook x2

The HP Chromebook x2 sports a premium look and feel thanks to the ceramic white anodized aluminum finish and an almost leather-like Oxford Blue keyboard surface. It offers a 12.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2400x1600 pixels and a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for scratch resistance and durability. Switching from the productivity mode to the creative mode should be seamless with its magnetic hinge which provides the strength and rigidity that's necessary to keep it all attached and upright when used as a laptop, but still easy to detach if you are transitioning into a tablet. Other interesting features include the HP Active Pen and the keyboard dock complete with a full-size keyboard, trackpad, and B&O speaker system.

Going to the internals, the Chromebook x2 makes use of a 7th-gen Intel Core M3 -7Y30 chipset coupled with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with microSD expansion of up to 256GB. Taking care of the graphics department is an Intel HD Graphics 615 solution. There's also a 5-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel rear snapper. With all this hardware, the device is expected to pack a battery enough to last 10 hours of constant use. It will be available starting June 10 carrying a price tag of USD599 (around PHP31,000).

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