2018 is shaping up to be a great year for Chrome OS devices, especially tablets. HP has jumped into the fray with their latest detachable design, the HP Chromebook X2. The 12.3″ Chromebook starts at $599 and comes with the detaching keyboard and stylus.
Powered by the Intel Core m3 Kaby Lake processor, the Chromebook X2 comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has 2400 x 1600 resolution, stereo speakers, a 13MP rear camera, two USB-C ports, a MicroSD slot and has about 10.5 hours of battery life according to HP.
Unlike the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Tablet that was announced a couple of weeks ago, the HP Chromebook X2 is aimed to be more in the mid-range of devices, providing a bit more speed and performance. HP has also indicated that an 8GB model of the X2 will be available but the pricing of that variant was not announced.
HP plans on offering the new Chromebook X2 in the June timeframe so we have a bit of time to go yet before we will see one in the wild. But it points out the direction that manufactures want to go with Chrome OS and the tablet form factor.