HP has expanded its Chrome OS ecosystem with the launch of the HP Chromebook x2 11 and HP Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop. The new HP Chromebook comes with a detachable keyboard for a laptop-tablet hybrid experience, while the Chromebase AiO desktop has a rotating screen to offer users different ways of browsing. In addition to the Chromebook x2 11 and Chromebase 21-inch All-in-One Desktop, the company has released the HP M24fd USB-C Monitor, a Chromebook-certified monitor that allows users to access Google’s operating system on a larger screen.
HP Chromebook x2 11, Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One desktop price
The price of the HP Chromebook x2 11 starts at $599.99 (about Rs. 44,700), and comes in Night Teal and Shade Gray colors. The HP Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop will also be on sale for a starting price of $599.99. Both Chrome OS-based devices will be available later this month through Best Buy in the US. HP will also begin selling the machines through its HP.com website in October.
Additionally, the HP M24fd USB-C Monitor is coming to the US in October for a starting price of $249.99 (Rs. 18,600).
Details on the price and availability of the HP Chromebook x2 11, Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop and HP M24fd USB-C Monitor in India are yet to be revealed.
HP Chromebook x2 11 Specifications
The HP Chromebook x2 11 has an 11-inch 2K IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The laptop comes with the HP Wireless Rechargeable USI Certified Pen, so you can take notes in your handwriting or draw pictures in either portrait or landscape mode on the screen. The pen can be magnetically attached to the display and then charged wirelessly. The Chromebook also has a kickstand on the back. This allows you to adjust the viewing angles up to 170 degrees.
Under the hood, the HP Chromebook x2 11 has the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c SoC, along with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC storage.
HP has provided both a 5 megapixel selfie camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera on the Chromebook x2 11. There are also stereo speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen.
To provide a full-fledged computing experience, the latest HP Chromebook comes with a full, detachable keyboard with an oversized touchpad. It also has a fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
In terms of connectivity, the HP Chromebook x2 11 has 4G LTE (optional), Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth, and two USB Type-C ports (one of which supports both charging and data transfer).
HP preloaded the Chromebook x2 11 with the HP QuickDrop for easy file and media content sharing. The machine also comes with Google’s new Cursive app for smoother note taking. In addition, users can download their favorite apps from the Google Play Store or download games from the Stadia Streaming Game Service.
The HP Chromebook x2 11 has a 2-cell, 32Wh battery that provides 11 hours of use on a single charge.
HP Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop Specifications
The HP Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop comes with a 21.5-inch full-HD swivel display that can be tilted up 20 degrees and rotated 90 degrees from landscape to landscape at the touch of a button. standing. It is powered by Intel Core processors coupled with up to 16GB of DRAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage. There are dual 5W speakers tuned by Bang and Olufsen and a 5MP camera sensor with dynamic lighting adjustments. The AiO also has a Privacy Camera Switch that allows you to turn the camera on or off and, along with a built-in microphone.
HP has provided a conical base for the AiO desktop that is claimed to have a small footprint. The fabric-wrapped base has also been raised to provide better airflow. In addition, the Chromebase desktop comes with Bluetooth support for wireless connectivity with compatible keyboard, mouse, and other devices.
HP M24fd USB-C Monitor Specifications
The HP M24fd USB-C Monitor comes in a 24-inch screen size and is designed to work out-of-the-box with Chromebooks, with no additional setup required. The monitor comes with a 65W USB Type-C cable that can work with any USB Type-C compatible laptop.
HP equipped the M24fd USB-C monitor with its proprietary HP Eye Ease and Eyesafe technologies that are claimed to reduce blue light without affecting the colors on the screen.