HP has unveiled the world’s first detachable Chromebook that supports Android apps at an attractive price point. It sounds like an amazing combination of features, design, and price. The HP Chromebook X2 is not just another device running Chrome OS. It has a premium design, and HP has thrown in a keyboard cover and a stylus with the Chromebook X2, instead of charging extra for the accessories. Everything about the HP Chromebook X2 signals that it aims to compete with Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro.
HP has priced the tablet at $599. Its exterior has an Anodized Electrodeposition coating that feels like ceramic, but offers high durability and a scratch-resistant matte finish. You can use it as a computer or detach the keyboard for a tablet experience. It also comes with an Active Pen stylus. HP has added a leather palm-rest on the keyboard for additional comfort. A magnetic hinge connects the keyboard with the display, making it easier for users to attach and detach them.
The HP Chromebook X2 has a 12.3-inch IPS WLED backlit display with 2400 x 1600 resolution. The base model of the tablet comes with Intel’s Core m3-7Y30 processor and 4GB RAM, which you can configure with 8GB if you want. Other features include a headphone jack, stereo speakers, a microSD card slot, and two USB Type-C ports. It has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 13MP rear camera.