HP announces the Chromebook x2…
The HP Chromebook x2 is very much designed to go after the iPad Pro. It has a 12.3-inch screen (the larger iPad Pro has a 12.9-inch screen), docks with a keyboard cover, and supports stylus input.
The big benefit here is that the full package is available for much, much cheaper: the Chromebook x2 costs $599 in its base configuration and comes bundled with the keyboard cover and stylus. The iPad starts at $649 for the (smaller) tablet on its own, and you’ll have to spend $1,067 if you want the 12.9-inch model with a keyboard and pen. So if you’re thinking about using a tablet (with a nontraditional operating system) as a portable computer, HP will get you there for way cheaper.
The HP Chromebook x2 has a 12.3-inch, 2400×1600 resolution IPS display. The display has support for a stylus and it comes bundled with the HP Active Pen. Another thing that’s included is the keyboard dock, which includes a full-size keyboard, trackpad and B&O speaker system.
HP Chromebook x2 specs:
- 12.3-inch QHD (2400 x 1600) IPS touch display
- Intel Core m3-7Y30 CPU
- Intel HD Graphics 615
- 8GB LPDDR3 SDRAM @ 1600MHz
- 32GB eMMC storage
- Expandable to 256GB via microSD
- 2x USB 3.0 Type-C
- HP Wide Vision 5MP front camera
- HP 13MP rear camera
- 4-cell 48Wh Li-ion battery
- Chrome OS
- 292.1 x 211.33 x 8.38mm
- 1.39kg (tablet and keyboard dock)
The HP Chromebook x2 starts at $599 (~Php31k) and will be available in the US on June 10.