HP has recently launched World’s first detachable Chromebook, a direct competitor to iPad Pro at relatively much cheaper prices. The HP Chromebook X2 can be detached and used as tablet only. This comes after the Acer laptop running Chrome operating system, which was launched few week ago. It will be second laptop with above said OS.
Commenting on the launch, Kevin Frost, Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Personal Systems, HP said that;
“The HP Chromebook x2 hits a trifecta for customers, combining the productivity of the Chrome OS and power of the world’s most-used app platform into a versatile form factor ideal for experiencing all the Google ecosystem has to offer. 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.”
Diving into configurations, it packs a 12.3-inch QHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered with Intel core i7 processor paired with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The detachable ChromeBook X2 runs Chrome operating system that supports all the Android applications. It has 32GB inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 256GB with the help of microSD cards. It supports stylus input through active pen.
The HP Chromebook X2 features 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera. HP is also bundling 100GB of free Google Cloud storage for up to two years. In terms of audio, it comes with dual speakers paired to B&O Play’s technology. The connectivity features includes two USB Type-C ports, a microSD card port, and audio jacks.
Most importantly, it comes at a cheaper price of $599 that also includes a dock keyboard cover. If we compare same with large iPad Pro 12.9-inch, which is priced at $1067 and almost similar specifications. Those who are looking for a quality purchase that too at very competitive price, then HP Chromebook X2 can be your choice.