Right now your choices for Chromebooks that support Linux are pretty limited. The Google Pixelbook and the Samsung Chrome Plus have been the first devices to support it. Today however, the team over at XDA has discovered that the new HP Chromebook X2 is now supported.
Linux support on the X2 is limited to the Chrome OS Canary Channel. For those that aren’t familiar with Chrome OS’ channels, the Canary Channel is pre-alpha essentially with a lot of experimentation (and thus crashes) going on. It is not for the faint of heart and indeed you have to bypass a lot of the platforms security mechanisms to get to it. But if you really want to go there, you can and can try out Linux on the X2.
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After being announced back in April, the HP Chromebook X2 is now available for pre-order from Best Buy. The detachable Chromebook comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and is available for $599. The Chromebook X2 sports a 2400 x 1600 12.3″ display, all of which is powered by the Intel Core m3 Kaby Lake processor.
Other key features of the HP Chromebook X2 includes stereo speakers, a 13MP rear camera, 2 USB-C ports, a MicroSD card reader and a battery rated at 10.5 hours. At Best Buy, the X2 comes in HP Matte Finish In Ceramic White And Oxford Blue.
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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.
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