- HP is adding several devices to its Chrome OS product line.
- The HP Chromebook x2 11 comes with a pen and supports Google’s new note-taking app Google Cursive.
- HP Chromebase 21.5 inches is the company’s first Chromebase device.
HP today added several new devices to its Chrome OS product line, as well as a Chromebook-certified display. The lineup includes a new detachable Chromebook and an all-in-one desktop.
The highlight of this release is the new HP Chromebook x2 11, which is a slightly smaller version of the HP Chromebook x2-the company’s first flagship Chrome OS tablet. HP paired this sequel with HP Chromebase 21.5-inch, which is the world’s first Chromebase system with a rotating display.
HP Chromebook x2 11 specifications, price, and availability
The HP Chromebook x2 11 is equipped with an 11-inch 3:2 aspect ratio display with 2K resolution. This time, HP will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c computing platform (the first generation, not the recently released second generation). This comes with a promise of up to 11 hours of battery life. This is the world’s first detachable Chromebook with optional 4G LTE.
You can also get a CNC aluminum one-piece design, combined with a magnetic keyboard and 170-degree positioning bracket, and a large touchpad. HP wireless rechargeable USI certified pens are bundled with some x2 11 SKUs to take full advantage of Google Cursive, a new note-taking application designed to capture, edit, and organize handwritten notes.
The Chromebook x2 11 is equipped with a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera, as well as audio tuned by Bang & Olufsen. HP seems to be providing this product for iPad and Surface Tablet PCs.It will be in Best Buy Starting in October, prices start at $599.99.
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HP Chromebase 21.5 specifications, price, and availability
HP Chromebase 21.5 is an all-in-one machine with a rotating display with full HD resolution. It has a 90 degree rotation for portrait and landscape mode, and an upward adjustment of up to 20 degrees.
To this end, HP will use Intel Pentium Gold processors and 10th generation Intel Core i3 processors. You will get up to 256GB of SSD storage space and up to 16GB of RAM. The focus is on the base of this AIO, which is equipped with dual 5W speakers also tuned by Bang & Olufsen, a 5MP camera and ports. HP wraps the base in a fabric to make it suitable for children and easy to clean. A Works With Chromebook certified wireless Bluetooth mouse and keyboard are included.
HP M24fd USB-C monitor specifications, price, and availability
HP also introduced a USB-C monitor with Works With Chromebook certification. The HP M24fd USB-C is a 23.8-inch full HD monitor equipped with HDMI 1.4, VGA, two USB 3.2 ports and a 65W USB-C port, which can be connected to the device via a single cable. We get 99% sRGB coverage and AMD FreeSync support.
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You will also receive HP Eye Ease and Eyesafe certification to reduce blue light emission. This monitor will be available on HP.com in October, starting at $249.99.
HP seems to be focusing on software this time. In addition to the aforementioned Google Cursive application, HP also has a new wireless data transfer application called Quick Drop, which supports Chromebook, iPhone and Android.
The detachable Chromebook and AIO are Energy Star and ePeat Gold certified, and HP provides sustainable packaging for these three.