Best answer: HP has two Chromebooks that you should be looking at, and the one you want to buy depends on how you're going to be using it. The new HP Chromebook 14 comes with an all-new optimized AMD APU with Radeon graphics and looks like a great choice if you're after the traditional laptop form factor. The HP Chromebook X2 is a two-in-one detachable that has a great display, Intel Core M processor, and is our recommendation for best overall Chromebook. The form factor HP has been making Chromebooks for a long time and its current lineup looks to be its best ever. The company's all-new "budget" model is the Chromebook 14, but with a twist — it's one of the first Chromebooks with the new optimized AMD APU for Chromebooks. That means you'll have a dual-core 2.2GHz CPU and AMD Radeon R4 graphics to power everything. The 14-inch display should look lovely with the new processor and the rest of the specs — 4GB of memory and 32GB of storage — match what our other choice … [Read more...] about Which HP Chromebook should you buy?
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Aside from its AMD chipset with Radeon graphics, the Chromebook 14's other unique feature is a resin finish that's supposed to help the device better resist scratches and bumps . I didn't throw it around to test that claim, but the sandpapery exterior certainly felt hardy when I played with it. The Ink Blue version I saw is quite attractive, though the laptop is also available in gray and white, if you prefer something more conservative. Since it uses a fanless design, HP was able to keep the Chromebook 14's profile to a slim 18.35mm, but the laptop still felt slightly chunky compared to the latest Chromebooks. Those tend to cost slightly more, though.The new HP Chromebook has 3 display options -- Full HD touch and HD touch or nontouch. The unit we saw was the full HD model, and it was responsive and easy to read. It's not the brightest or most vibrant screen I've seen, even for a Chromebook, but hey, it's only $270. I'm not going to complain. … [Read more...] about HP Chromebook 14 hands-on: AMD’s first dance with Chrome OS
July 16, 2018 - Written By Daniel Golightly No fewer than five variations on HP’s recently launched Chromebook X2 were spotted earlier this week in the documentation intended to assist service professionals to perform maintenance on the device. Although it had been speculated early on that the manufacturer may choose to offer multiple configurations, the documents all but confirm how HP is going to differentiate each iteration of its portable computer. Moreover, they provide some insight into the specs that can be expected beyond the current version, which sells for just under $600. At least two other models appear to be based on the same processor that’s already available – namely, the 7th Gen Intel Core m3-7Y30. However, while the present model ships 4GB of 1866MHz RAM, both other models are listed as arriving with 8GB of RAM. One of those ships with the same 32GB of expandable storage as the current model and the other ships with 64GB storage.Meanwhile, there is … [Read more...] about Five New HP Chromebook X2 Models Spotted Online
June 14, 2018 - Written By Mihai Matei Following Google’s addition of Linux app support for Chrome OS and its own Pixelbook shortly after this year’s Google I/O conference which took place last month, the same Linux treatment has now been given to the new HP Chromebook X2. The aforementioned device was released in April as the first Chrome OS notebook to be wrapped in a 2-in-1 format, boasting stylus support and a metal unibody design. The recent implementation of Linux apps is primarily aimed at developers and presently it can only be acquired by switching to the Canary channel.The HP Chromebook X2 is now also the first Chrome OS detachable to benefit from Linux apps support, and the third Chrome OS device to join the party following Google’s Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook Plus. In order to take advantage of this new addition to the platform, HP Chromebook X2 owners are required to first enable Developer Mode, switch to the Canary channel as mentioned above, … [Read more...] about HP Chromebook X2 Receives Linux App Support In Canary
HP has announced a brand new take on the Chromebook that it hopes will give the iPad Pro a run for its money: the HP Chromebook x2. This is a 2-in-1 laptop inspired by 2-in-1s like the Surface Book and, arguably, the iPad Pro, designed to undercut for minimal losses in performance.For $599 (about £429, AU$779) starting this June, the HP Chromebook x2 comes with a 12.3-inch display with a 235 pixels-per-inch, 2,400 x 1,600 resolution touch display. That’s not far from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro’s resolution, and 200 bucks less.The laptop comes with a sturdy, multi-modal keyboard base instead of a flimsy keyboard cover. The base employs a magnetic hinge, similar to what we've seen on the Porsche Design Book One, that is expected to ergonomically hold the tablet portion in place when using the device as a laptop.Alternatively, HP also offers its own goofy origami keyboard cover for a slimmer all-in-one package.Also included in the price is a stylus with which users can access … [Read more...] about HP Chromebook x2 takes aim at iPad Pro with 2-in-1 laptop design