Can HP Chromebook x2
Make its way to your desk and replace your laptop?
There is no doubt laptop is one of the most basic needs these days. Either you are a student or a professional you find yourself in need of a suitable laptop for work or entertainment purposes. Chromebooks have found their way to the market for quite a time now. However, one question is still asked if Chromebook could cater to all of your needs like a proper Windows laptop and the answer is yes. In certain ways, Chromebooks could fulfill all of your expectations. HP Chromebook x2 is one of the best Chromebook in the market. HP Chromebook gives a tough competition to Windows notebooks and 2-in-1s like Microsoft Surface Go.
HP Chromebook x2 wins the competition against Microsoft Surface Go due to three distinct specs. HP Chromebook x2 offers a bigger screen and longer battery life which are the two main features you can’t compromise on. With a detachable keyboard, you can easily adjust this Chromebook in your lap while typing.
HP has put a great effort in bringing out this fantastic laptop into the market. Let’s have a glance at some of the other great features of HP Chromebook x2.
The eye-catching design of HP Chromebook x2 is appealing
The detachable screen of HP Chromebook x2 is a great catch which makes it a 2-in-1 laptop. The detached screen gives a great vibe of a good-looking tablet. Attached to a leather-textured keyboard, a perfect laptop reserves a spot on your desk and in your heart as well. The 12.3-inch screen of HP Chromebook x2 has thick bezels though.
If you care too much about the bezels then such thick bezels could irritate you a little. 12.3-inch screen size is perfect for such a 2-in-1 laptop still you might develop a desire for a bigger screen while watching movies or YouTube videos.
When it comes to typing experience, HP Chromebook x2 is much better than Surface Go. You can place HP Chromebook x2 in your lap and enjoy typing without any worries. On the other hand, Microsoft Surface Go needs to be adjusted through the kickstand which is not ideal for a great typing experience when it is sitting in your lap.
There is one other tiny detail you might notice is that the screen of HP Chromebook x2 shakes a little when you strike the keys during typing because the screen is a bit heavier than the keyboard. You may face this issue when the laptop is sitting in your lap.
However, if the laptop is placed on the smooth surface of a table then you may not care much about this issue. If you are not a fan of heavy laptops then there is a heads up for you that HP Chromebook is a little heavier than its competitor laptops and weighs around 3.2 pounds. The Chromebook is equipped with 2 USB type-C ports, a memory card slot, and a headphone jack.
Display of the Chromebook will not disappoint you
HP Chromebook x2 has a stunning 2400 x 1600 pixel display. You will not miss out on any details while watching movies and videos on this display. Wide viewing angles of the display of HP Chromebook x2 are great up to 70 degrees.
However, the light reflects from the display which could become a problem some times while watching a video. The touch screen is very responsive. The pen input on the touch screen is better than I expected.
HP’s active pen comes with the HP Chromebook x2 performs really well while drawing. You can still face an issue with the third-party sketching apps while using this pen.
Performance and Battery Life
The Chromebook has an Intel Core m3-7Y30 CPU and a 4 GB RAM. HP Chromebook x2 performs really well with such a processor. However, it is obvious that such a processor is not an ideal choice for heavy CAD or simulation software.
Long battery life is the most promising feature of HP Chromebook x2. The average battery life of this laptop is 8 and a half hours while surfacing the web.