HP today has announced the Chromebook X2 which is the World’s First 2-in-1 detachable Chromebook with 12.3-inches Quad HD display and is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core-Y series processor. It comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.
It sports a 12.3-inches Quad HD (2400×1600) IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and features an exterior that has a premium look to it with a ceramic white anodized aluminum finish and an almost leather-like Oxford Blue surface on the keyboard. It comes with a magnetic hinge which makes it easy to switch between productivity mode to a creative mode.
Internally, the Chromebook X2 comes equipped with Intel Core M3-7Y30 processor clocked at 2.6 GHz Max Turbo with Intel HD Graphics 615 and the base model starts in at 4GB LPDDR3-1600 and goes up to 8 GB total. It packs 32 GB eMMC internal storage that is expandable up to 256 GB through a microSD card slot. The company promises up to 10 hours of battery life with a 48Wh 4-Cell Lithium-Ion battery. Connectivity wise, the 2-in-1 comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 and Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 Type-C ports.
It also comes with two integrated stereo HP speakers custom tuned by B&O Play. Also includes the HP Active Pen for sketch, blend, and write capabilities. There is a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The HP Chromebook X2 will be available through HP.com and Best Buy starting from June 10th. It will start off at $599 (Rs. 38,887 approx.) for the base model.
Kevin Frost, vice president, and general manager, personal consumer systems, HP Inc, said:
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.