HP has just launched Chromebook x2 which is a cutting-edge convertible laptop-tablet to take on the iPad Pro. Sporting just a price tag of just $599 it offers a similar package with keyboard and digital pen at a far more affordable price. It is also the first of its kind detachable Chromebook 2-in-1 with extensive support for Android apps.
Announced its release just last Monday the company yet not unveiled universal availability of the product, though it is expected to be released in the mid-June this year in US market sporting an affordable price tag of $599. Though the value proposition seems to take in the iPad Pro with head-on competition, the other major convertible the Surface Pro is likely to find tough competition from this as well. Two crucial things that give this product real value proposition are the keyboard and the digital pen in the package.
Key specs and features of the HP Chromebook x2
Some of the key specs and features that the new Chromebook x2 will come equipped with including the following:
- Intel 7th-gen Core m3-7Y30 CPU and 4GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM.
- 12.3-inch 2400×1600 IPS WLED backlit display.
- Intel HD Graphics 615.
- 32GB eMMC inbuilt storage.
- Two USB 3.0 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type C ports.
- A 5MP front and 13MP rear camera.
- A 4-cell battery capable to last 10 hours with continuous use.
- 11.5 x 8.32 x 0.33 inches dimension.
- Just 0.6-inch thick design along with keyboard.
- The package includes a digital pen and a keyboard as well.
- There is a magnetic hinge to attach the keyboard to the tablet.
HP Chromebook x2 digital pen and Keyboard
The HP Chromebook x2, unlike iPad Pro, comes with a digital pen with the standard package without requiring you to buy it separately. The pen allows you scribble and navigate on the screen. You have the stylus pen with a very powerful stylus from HP which will boost your productivity and open up new avenues of creativity. The keyboard from its exterior seems to sport a leather finish while being built with synthetic material. Outwardly the whole product looks really smart and exquisitely finished.
Durable and premium looking exterior finish
The tablet for its exterior surface enjoys a unique Anodized Electrodeposition coating which as per the company gives the surface a ceramic feel besides offering more durability. The matte, soft, smooth finish gives this convertible a premium feel at the exterior. The finish is also scratch resistant and this gives the product a better value proposition for taking along in travel and outdoor rounds. From the outset, this finish and slim built together makes an eye-catchy aspect about this tablet convertible.
The real value that makes it unique
It is the first of its kind detachable convertible packed with a keyboard and a stylus pen. It is also the first Chromebook convertible and that too with extensive support for the Android apps. Lastly, the small, low footprint form factor and a very lightweight, premium looking design give it a unique look and feel. While you get all these with a single package, it still comes cheaper than most other cutting-edge, similar feature-rich convertibles, especially the iPad Pro for which you need to buy the Apple Pen separately. HP really takes the standard of Chrome OS devices to a higher level with such a flexible and versatile product.
Flexible hinge and various modes
The users can easily switch from productivity to creativity smoothly just by using the HP Chromebook x2 as it allows versatile uses using different modes. There is the magnetic hinge which easily allows detaching the tablet and attaching it with solid uprightness just like any laptop screen. The hinge is also designed in a way that the users can use this Chromebook in different ways switching between landscape and portrait modes as and when required. This flexibility is bound to add immense value to the users in the workplace or at schools.
HP Chromebook x2 really looks like a cutting-edge convertible addressing several aspirations of users with a single powerful product. It can easily be called as the most powerful tablet with a real value for money proposition. The price tag of $599 for the convertible shipped with the stylus and keyboard cover, really makes it hard to resist.