Whatever happened to a follow-up of the HP Chromebook x2, which offered stellar build quality and decent performance? Here’s what I’d fix in a updated model.
The new HP Chromebook 15a is a 15.6-inch laptop with entry level 12th gen Intel processors. You can Choose from either the Intel Pentium N200 or N305 chipsets.
At $599, last year’s HP Chromebook X2 with detachable display impressed me. Now discounted to $349, even with a seventh-gen Core m3 and limited memory and storage, it’s a great deal if you’re on a budget.
As the first detachable Chromebook, I thought the HP Chromebook X2 was a great device at its $599 debut price. Today at $399, it’s a stellar choice for most people at this cost.
At $599, the HP Chromebook X2 surprised me last year as a great productivity device for all but the heaviest power users who need more performance and memory. Today you can nab this detachable for $399 if you’re a my Best Buy member.
While you could drop $799 on a Google Pixel Slate, it may make more sense to nab the HP Chromebook X2 on sale for $499 with the included keyboard and pen.
Need a USB keyboard for your Chrome tablet? You can now purchase either of two models from Belkin, starting at $40. They’re made for small slates but can handle larger devices such as the Pixel Slate too.
Thinking about buying a Pixel Slate? These two key factors should be driving the purchase decision process because you’re paying a premium for portability and performance.
For the same price as the HP Chromebook X2, you can now order the new HP Chromebook x360 with a newer Intel processor and twice as much memory and storage.
Here I thought only the Pixel Slate had a 293 PPI display on a Chrome tablet. HP has one too with a Chromebook X2 variant although it’s unclear if and where the device is currently available.
Six months after the base HP Chromebook X2 launched, the U.S. is still waiting for more powerful configurations. If you live in the EU however, you can get this detachable Chrome tablet with a Core i5 and 8GB of memory.