If you’ve been an avid Chromebook user, then the last few months have been good for you. Chromebooks are finally now running Android apps and it is about to get better. While the visual overhaul of Chrome OS will take a while, HP has launched a detachable Chromebook laptop worth writing about. Branded as Chromebook X2, the tablet comes complete with a detachable backlit keyboard, and a stylus for a price tag of $599. That is a sweet deal when you see some manufacturers selling a stylus separately for $100.
The guts of the Chromebook X2 rest solely in the tablet part which is supported by the hinge. This means there are no kickstands needed. It has a 7th Gen Intel Core M3 processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and 32GB of storage. The storage is definitely on the smaller side considering many smartphones these days come with 64GB of storage.
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However, you do get micro SD card support as well along with 100GBof cloud storage. The tablet has a 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 2400 x 1600p.
The HP Chromebook X2 has cameras in the back and front, a 3.5mm jack, and dual speakers as well. The battery needs will be taken care of with a 4-cell 48Wh lithium-ion battery. HP says that the tablet can last 10 hours of constant use.
There are two variants planned for the HP Chromebook X2. The above $599 price tag is for the 4GB variant. The 8GB variant is set to arrive future at an unknown price.
The HP Chromebook X2 will be available to purchase on Best Buy from June 10.