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HP Unveiling Detachable Chromebook

HP is launching the world’s first detachable Chromebook, the x2 giving users a 2-in-1 option and a 10 hour battery life.

Not only will this HP Chromebook be up against other Chromebooks in the market but also 2-in-1 tablets such as the Acer Switch 5 and Surface Tablets.

The detachable Chromebook features 7th Gen Intel Core processors and up to 8GB LPDDR3 of memory to browse and run Android apps. The Chromebook x2 has 32 GB of built in storage with Micro SD expansion up to 256 GB along with 100 GB of free Google Cloud storage for two years.

Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer personal systems, HP says, “The HP Chromebook x2 hits a trifecta for customers, combining the productivity of the Chrome OS and power of the world’s most-used app platform into a versatile form factor ideal for experiencing all the Google ecosystem has to offer.

“As the world’s first Chromebook detachable, it will unlock new ways for people to create, collaborate and consume within Chrome and the Google Play Store.”

The Chromebook x2 has a magnetic hinge allowing for the device to be secure when in laptop mode but also to be placed in multiple modes for work, school and entertainment. It comes with a pen and the detachable keyboard.
The HP Chromebook x2 has a ceramic white anodised aluminium finish and a leather-like surface in Oxford Blue for the detachable full-sized keyboard. It has Quad HD 12.3-inch diagonal Corning Gorilla Glass 4 touch display for what HP says is increased durability and scratch resistance when on the go.
Its dual speakers are audio custom tuned by B&O Play with front 5 MP and rear 13 MP cameras. For connectivity it has two USB TypeC ports for data transfer, charging and display, a Micro SD port, and Audio jacks.

No word yet on Australian pricing and availability.

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