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HP Chromebook x2: An Elite of the Chrome OS Field


HP Chromebook



4/5 Stars

PROS Elegant detachable design. Spiffy screen. More lap-friendly than tablets with kickstands. Strong performance and battery life.

CONS Expensive. No backlit keyboard. Mediocre cameras.

When I say “Chromebook,” do you think of a plastic clamshell that costs $199? You couldn’t be further from the truth of today’s sophisticated Chrome OS laptops, and perhaps the one you’re furthest from is the new HP Chromebook x2. For one thing, the x2 isn’t cheap. For another, it’s aluminum rather than plastic, with the same swank faux-ceramic finish as the HP Spectre 13. And instead of a conventional clamshell, it’s a 2-in-1—the first Chromebook to be a detachable rather than a

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