The HP Chromebook x2 11 is a 2-in-1 tablet with an 11 inch, 2160 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor, and optional support for 4G LTE.
It’s also designed to work with optional accessories including a detachable keyboard and a USI stylus for pressure-sensitive input. First announced earlier this month, the HP Chromebook x2 is now available from Best Buy for $599.
That price gets you a model with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage, but HP says the Chromebook x2 11 will also be available with up to 128GB of storage.
HP’s latest 2-in-1 Chrome OS tablet is unusual in a few ways. It’s the first detachable tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snpdragon 7c processor. It’s one of the only Chrome OS tablets to feature a 3:2 aspect ratio display.
HP’s new tablet is also the first Chrome OS device to ship with a new Google app called Cursive pre-installed. It’s a low-latency note-taking application designed for devices like the Chromebook x2 11 that support pen input. Cursive will roll out to other devices later this year.
HP also includes its own QuickDrop app, which allows you to wirelessly transfer photos, videos, documents, and other files between other devices (including phones and PCs) that have the app installed.
The tablet has two 5 Gbps USB Type-C ports, a microSD card reader, stereo speakers with Bang & Olufsen audio, an 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing wide-angle cameras. It also has a fingerprint reader, WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 support, and a 32 Wh battery plus a 45W USB Type-C power adapter.
The HP Chromebook x2 11 has an aluminum body, a Gorilla Glass-covered display, and a fanless design. The tablet measures 9.9″ x 7″ x 0.3″ and together with its detachable keyboard, the Chromebook X2 11 weighs 2.6 pounds.
The tablet comes with a rechargeable USI pen, and the version sold by Best Buy also includes the detachable keyboard accessory.
This article was originally published August 10, 2021 and last updated August 25, 2021.
As with most Chromebooks, I note that you can get a machine with similar or superior specs for a similar price. If you want to only run Chrome on it, that will work just fine. The only possible redeeming factor for this is if it has long battery life, but the article doesn’t cite any estimates for that. I’d expect that a device running a basic OS and providing a tiny storage device would have some price advantage, but apparently not.
no headphone jack!? on a tablet, really, no headphone jack!? are you fucking kidding me!?
You’ll be shocked to hear about that thing called Bluetooth. It’s pretty amazing.
The sound quality from the two different headsets I tried weren’t worth the effort. The dropouts get old real quick as well. If an electronic device doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio jack…I don’t buy it. It’s very simple. No jack, no cash.
The HP Chromebook on offer will find as much success as the last one, but worse because of the ARM processor. So…expect them to be half priced on ebay by 2nd quarter of next year. Essentially, a dud on arrival, or dead on arrival…essentially both in my book. ARM processors at this stage of the game…are possibly worth a steep discount…and they’re selling at a premium. Come up to Reality gentlemen…the delusion you’re living in isn’t sustainable.
Not all advancements are move’s forward. It simply amazes me at the arrogance of most people I run into any more…they actually think they know what is good for other people more than those people know for themselves. Do you realize…this is the type of behavior that eventually ends lives? Wake up!
Hi, Brad. Looks like a letter got dropped: not-taking -> note-taking
I’ve been interested in picking up one of the new Asus CM3 (CM3000) Chrome OS tablets lately. It has a much lower-end Mediatek SOC. It seems like a great option over the Lenovo Duet, because it offers video output over USB-C.
This HP tablet seems like a much more high end option. The dual USB-C ports seems like a nice feature, and the 3:2 screen is an attractive option. But it has 2 big missing features that I would want. The pen isn’t stowable, and the tablet doesn’t seem to offer a way to stand it up in portrait mode.
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