HP is introducing the new Chromebook x360 laptops and it is so much more than anyone could expect of a laptop. The laptops come in sizes of 12 and 14 inch, in which the models get thinner and lighter. The laptops are also featured with Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) pen compatibility. They are expected to be available for purchase by the end of September for $359 (about £290, AU$520) and $379 (about £300, AU$550) respectively for 12-inch and 14-inch.
For the first time, the laptops are coming with the HP’s rechargeable USI Pen which will be available in November at the price of $70.
As the HP says, the laptops are “the best of Chrome and Android” and the models come with a 360 degree hinge with the Intel Celeron dual-core N4000 processor. It supports both Type-A and Type-C ports and has a magnetic dock by the side of the Chromebook along with microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5, which supports lightning speeds. In addition to that, users get a one- year subscription to Google One.
According to the sources, the 12 inch model has an HD+ touchscreen display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and Intel UHD Graphics 620. The battery of the laptop can run up to 12 hours. And adding to the aesthetic value, the cover of the laptop is ceramic white whereas the keyboard and keyboard deck are silver.
And the 14-inch Chromebook x360m also has the similar features like that of the 12 inch Chromebook. It has the ceramic white top cover with a silver keyboard deck as well and a ceramic white keyboard. It has an HD or FHD touchscreen display, Intel UHD Graphics 600. The battery of this model can run up to 10 hours. Both of the models have 4GB of onboard memory and 32GB eMMC internal storage.
Because of the 360-degree hinge, it can flip over backward into a tablet mode. These new Chromebooks follow up on the Chromebook x360 14 which are identical but at the same time are combined to bring down the price bar. The new Chromebook with the 14-inch touch display in available in both HD (720p) and Full HD (1080p) variants. On the other hand, the 12-inch touch display Chromebook specially designed for productivity providing a 4:3 aspect ratio with the HD+ resolution.
The fully rotatable screen doubles as a tablet with large touchscreens, which enhances the experience with Google Play Store compacting both android and windows in a single piece of technology and just to spice up things there is a stylus called USI (Universal Stylus Initiative) also for accurate input , sold separately and cost $69 (about £55, AU$100) when it launches in November. International availability information is forthcoming.