HP has finally refreshed its Chromebook lineup with two new products called HP Chromebook x360 12b and HP Chromebook x360 14b. For those who’re unaware, Chromebook laptops are designed for entry-level consumers with limited sets of features. Additionally, it runs on Chrome OS and needs an active internet connection all the time. Since the inception of Chromebooks, the entire lineup has seen different changes with laptop companies trying to leave behind the boring and basic design.
Keeping that in mind, HP has now added two affordable convertible Chromebook laptops to its portfolio. This new lineup is super compact and features a touchscreen display with the support of Universal Stylus. Here is everything you need to know about these two recently launched Chromebooks.
HP Chromebook x360 12b: Specifications, Price
The Chromebook x360 12b features a 12-inch display with a resolution of 1366×912 pixels and 3:2 aspect ratio. You can find the same display aspect ratio on Google Pixelbook and Microsoft Surface. Even at this price, the bezels on the display are quite thin. Of course, it is not ultra-thin but at this price, it will be unfair to expect that. The laptop comes with a 360-degree rotatable hinge allowing the display to be angled at any point depending on the user’s convenience.
Under the hood, the laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 processor paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB storage. Coming to the ports and outputs, HP Chromebook X360 12b comes with 2x USB Type-C port, 1x USB-A, audio jack and MicroSD slot for storage expansion. Furthermore, the laptop supports Bluetooth 5.0 and gigabit-class WiFi. As per the brand, the laptop can last for up to 10 hours on a single charge. The Chromebook x360 12b is priced at USD 350.
Chromebook x360 14b: Specs, Price
The Chromebook x360 14b features a similar design as that of the 12b model. The laptop comes with an overall metal keyboard base. It features the same display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio. Coming to the ports and outputs, both the laptops offer the exact same options. The Chromebook x360 14b is more like a powerful alternative to the 12b since it comes with Full HD display and Pentium processor. Even in terms of storage, this laptop comes with 128GB of onboard memory and up to 12 hours of battery backup. The laptop weighs around 1.6kg and is priced at USD 379.
Both the laptops support HP Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) but as expected, the stylus and its magnetic dock will be sold separately. The HP USI Stylus will set you back USD 70 and will be available for purchase from November. Additionally, both the laptop offers one-yeara membership of Google One.