HP Unveils Chromebook x2: A 12.3-inch 2400x1600 2-in-1 with Intel Core-Yby Joe Shields on April 9, 2018 8:00 AM EST
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Chromebooks are still seen is one of the faster-growing segments of the PC category, and today HP is unveiling a detachable device with its new Chromebook x2. The Chromebook x2 claims to combine the functionality of Chrome OS into a more versatile form factor. The Chromebook x2 will feature a 7th Generation Intel Core-Y series processor, up to 8 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, and a 12.3-inch IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen. These specifications, along with access to the Google Play store, are aiming to provide users with a high-performing device for productivity and entertainment purposes in a flexible form factor.
The exterior of the has a premium look to it with a ceramic white anodized aluminum finish and an almost leather-like Oxford Blue surface on the keyboard. The Quad HD (2400x1600) 12.3-inch IPS screen is said to have increased durability and scratch resistance with its Corning Gorilla Glass 4 touch display. Switching from a productivity mode to a creative mode should be seamless with its magnetic hinge. The hinge provides the strength and rigidity necessary to keep it attached and upright while in laptop mode, yet should make it easy to detach when transitioning to a tablet. The tablet section measures in at 8.2mm and 1.62 lbs (or 15.3mm and 4.14 lbs with the keyboard).
Hardware wise, the Chromebook x2 uses an Intel Core M3-7Y30 processor (two cores with hyperthreading). The base configuration includes 4 GB LPDDR3-1600 and supports up to 8 GB total (although memory is not user accessible). Internal storage comes with 32 GB eMMC memory, expandable to 256 GB through a microSD card slot. Putting an image on the screen is the Intel HD Graphics 615 solution integrated into the CPU which is enough for Google Play games and entertainment purposes. With all this hardware, battery life is expected to last around 10 hours.
For networking and connectivity, the Chromebook x2 gets out to the internet using an 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth 4.2 – no wired network options are available without a USB dongle. There is a multi-format digital card reader, two USB 3.0 Type-C ports, and a headphone/microphone combo jack for audio. When not using headphones, the Chromebook x2 has two integrated stereo HP speakers custom tuned by B&O Play. It also includes the HP Active Pen for sketch, blend, and write capabilities. The detachable island-style keyboard with an integrated numeric pad is backlit to help users working in darker environments.
|HP Chromebook x2|
|Processors||Intel Core M3-7Y30 (2C/4T, 2.6 GHz Max. Turbo)|
|Maximum Memory||8 GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM|
|Network Connectivity||802.11ac Dual Band 2x2, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Internal Storage||32 GB eMMC (expandable to 256 GB via Micro SD expansion)|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Expansion Slots||Micro SD Card reader|
|Display||12.3" 2K (2400x1600) IPS WLED-backlit touchscreen panel|
|Ports and Connectors||2 x USB 3.0 Type-C
1 x Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
|Input Device||Full-size island-style backlit keyboard w/number pad|
|Camera||HP Wide Vision 5MP front facing
HP 13MP rear facing
|Power||48Wh 4-Cell Lithium-Ion battery
45W Slim AC Adapter
(W x D x H)
|11.50" x 8.32" x 0.33"|
|Weight||1.62 lbs (tablet), 3.07 lbs (tablet + base)|
Overall the HP Chromebook x2 looks like an interesting product offering users a new 2-in-1 option in the Chromebook ecosystem. It will be available through HP.com and Best Buy on June 10th starting off at $599. Additional announcements from HP's Spring Range will be released in the coming days.
- HP Spring 2018 Range: ZBook, ZBook, ZBook
- Dell's Spring Range: New 8th Gen Alienware, Laptops, and Monitors
- Acer Announces New Chromebooks and Chromebox Devices
- HP Announces the Latest Chromebook 14 G5 and Chromebook 1 G6: Up to 7th Gen Quad Core Celeron
- HP Announces ZBook x2: HP's First Detachable Workstation
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ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Monday, April 9, 2018 - linkDon't get confused!
4 times the area statement above is only valid when both monitors have the same pixel size
ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Monday, April 9, 2018 - linkMany people make that mistake
Like carphonewarehouse when they say....
Quad HD (QHD) is the resolution that really took off year in 2015. It gets its name from being four times sharper than 720p HD.
4 times sharper?
O.K., then I'd like to display a line consisting of 4 pixels long X 1 pixel wide on an HD display
Great, now explain how a line 8 pixels long on a Quad HD display is 4 times sharper
ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Monday, April 9, 2018 - linkBut whats wrong with using vertical number of pixels by horizontal number?
Well, we are very sorry for the loss of your HD TV in a house fire but we at ACME insurance want to keep you as a valid customer
As you are aware, resolution is currently measured by the number of vertical pixels times horizontal pixels, or 921600 pixels for the TV you lost
We are replacing it with the same size TV that is 921600 pixels wide by 1 pixel tall
Being the same resolution as the TV you lost, I'm sure you will be happy with the replacement
mkaibear - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - link>But what's wrong with using vertical number of pixels by horizontal number?
Very few people care about precise numbers. They care about how it looks not the number of pixels on the screen. That's why the standards are "Full HD", "HD Ready", "4K", not "1920x1080 at a minimum of 30fps", for example.
>We are replacing it with the same size TV that is *blah*
And because of the aforementioned, that would not be considered a reasonable replacement. A reasonable replacement would be an "HD Ready" TV whatever the actual resolution (case in point, a lot of the early plasma HD Ready TVs had a 1024x768 resolution with rectangular pixels - that was still "HD Ready" even though it didn't display 1280x720 content).
Retycint - Monday, April 9, 2018 - linkErm no? If you double the number of lines per inch in one direction, it is twice the resolution. However a QHD display doubles the number of lines in BOTH X and Y directions, hence it offers 4 times the resolution.
The term you're thinking of is pixel density (ppi), which is only twice as high for a same-sized QHD vs HD screen
ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - linkwhew
I'm glad you cleared that up for me
Now for the rant on standardization
An HD TV should be classified as a 1K TV
Full HD should be 2K
and a 3.75K TV will not change and remain a 4K TV
If you prefer vertical designations, then there is no such thing as 4K or even 3.75K TV's
720p / 1080p and 2160p shall forever be the standard (unless changed in marketing)
ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - link"But what's wrong with using vertical number of pixels by horizontal number?"
Well, does the resolution of your ruler change when you measure vertically, horizontally or diagonally?
then defining resolution as horizontal pixels X vertical pixels is moronic at best
(I'm being nice)
Have any of you calculated the depth of 3D imagery and added those pixels to your definition of resolution as well?
I'm sure marketing is all over it by now
PeachNCream - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - linkYou're really enjoying the attention that you're getting from feeling like you're manipulating others aren't you?
ಬುಲ್ವಿಂಕಲ್ ಜೆ ಮೂಸ್ - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - linkWell, I got you to post, so............yeah!
Lord of the Bored - Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - linkHooray for the obligatory "rant about resolution names" post chain!