In yet another sign of the versatility of Chrome OS, HP today announced a Chromebook tablet PC and an All-in-One (AIO) Chromebase.
“The last year and a half drastically shifted consumers to a new hybrid world, putting a focus on how they think about and use their devices, with a change from one PC per household to now one PC per person to work, live, and play,” HP general manager Josephine Tan says. “HP collaborated closely with Google to optimize our newest platforms, along with curating a superb and secure software and app ecosystem for the best possible experience on Chrome OS devices. As a result, we’re expanding our Chrome OS portfolio with the introduction of the HP Chromebook x2 11 and the HP Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One as users search for devices that help them seek a more personal, or family-friendly experience, in today’s hybrid world.”
The HP Chromebook x2 11 is an 11-inch tablet PC that’s similar in both form and function to Microsoft’s Surface Pro lineup. It features a thin and light CNC aluminum body with an 11-inch 2K display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and is powered by the Snapdragon 7c compute platform, Wi-Fi 5, and optional 4G LTE connectivity. It is bundled with an HP Wireless Rechargeable Pen and a detachable Type Cover-like keyboard and touchpad, and will cost $600 and up at HP.com when it becomes available in October.
The HP Chromebase 21.5 inch AIO Desktop is billed as the world’s first Chromebase All-in-One with a rotating display. As its name suggests, it features a 21.5-inch Full HD display, and it can rotate 90 degrees between landscape and portrait orientations and tilt upward by 20 degrees. It’s powered by Intel Core processors with up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and it offers dual 5-watt speakers that are powered by Bang & Olufsen audio optimizations. The HP Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One Desktop will be available later this month, will cost $600 and up at HP.com. It will also be available at select US retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, HP says.
Additionally, HP is announcing a Works With Chromebook certified HP M24fd USB-C Monitor that’s powered by a bundled 65-watt USB-C cable that also drives the video signal. The display features HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe certified technology that reduces blue light without impacting the colors shown, HP notes, and will be available in October at HP.com for $250.