HP X2 2-in-1 Detachable 12.3″ 2K Touchscreen Chromebook Review
HP X2 2-in-1 Detachable 12.3″ 2K Touchscreen Chromebook
White HP X2 is a 12.3-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook with a removable 2K touch display for tablet mode. It has the entry level 1GHz Intel Core m3-7Y30 and 4GB DDR3L SDRAM- memory for smooth overall performance and decent multitasking, 32GB MMC flash storage along with the 128GB microSD memory card and the Google Chrome operating system.
The 2K diagonal 12.3-inch touch display is very clear with good contrast, has the impressive 2400 x 1600 screen resolution and decent viewing angles. Intel HD 615 graphics is built into the m3 processor for basic daily multimedia tasks and is more than sufficient for Chrome web browsing, video streaming, basic photo editing and Google Chrome games. There is a HD webcam with microphone and stereo speakers with reasonable quality at this price level.
Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless at 867 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.2, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45, the HDMI 1.4b output, 2 x USB 3.1 ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a headphone microphone combo. There is no optical drive but you can connect an external Bluetooth one wirelessly or via one of the USB ports. It has the Active Pen support and the HP Active Pen is actually included in the box. You can draw or write directly on the 2K touchscreen.
White HP X2 12.3″ has a modern 2-in-1 design, weighs only 1.6 pounds and measures 0.3 x 11.5 x 8.3 inches. It has a 4-cell lithium ion battery for a long battery life- you can be away from the power outlets all day long. Keyboard is not backlit, but comfy to type on with good key travel and a responsive touchpad. You can also connect a mouse, use the keyboard shortcuts recommended by Google or the touchscreen. It has an anti-glare screen and you can use it comfortably outdoors in the sun.
Chrome OS feels just like using the Chrome browser and comes with a variety of online and offline apps by Google. There is an app for pretty much anything you do or use on Windows, including Word, Excel. It is suitable for those of you that use the computer mainly for the internet. Chrome OS doesn’t require virus protection like Windows OS and has regular security and other updates in the background without you doing anything. It also works very well in the tablet mode, when you detach the screen. This is a good value 2-in-1 Chromebook that we recommend with the modern specs and user-friendly features.