Earlier I had written about how unsuccessful I was trying to load Chrome OS on a PC, still, Chromebook is an idea that continues to intrigue me – the first one I had tried in 2015 and it was a Samsung Chromebook 2. Last week, a friend returned from the USA, and through him, I got a new HP Chromebook x2, the best Chromebook outside Pixel line up.
HP Chromebook x2 is a lightweight and attractive looking laptop that cost US$467 (INR 33,200). With a comfortable (slightly smaller) keyboard it is a convenient machine at a good price. Unlike, other machines in this category of 2-in-1, the tablet weight seems to be well-balanced, and I didn’t feel it will tip when using as a laptop. There are two USB-C ports, out of which one doubles as the charging port, there is a MicroSD card reader and a headphone port.
Removing the keyboard, it becomes a tablet. The tablet at 12.3 inches tall is a good one.
The best part of Chromebook is that it allows running the majority of Android apps in tablet mode. I tried running Microsoft Solitaire and Microsoft Outlook from Google Play store and they run fine.