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HP expands its Chrome OS portfolio

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HP Inc. expanded its Chrome OS ecosystem for customers seeking ultimate versatility and mobility in today’s hybrid world, with the introduction of the HP Chromebook x2 11 and the HP Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One Desktop. HP also announced the new Works With Chromebook certified HP M24fd USB-C Monitor for a seamless user experience when pairing with Chromebooks and other accessories.

 

“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,” said Josephine Tan, Global Head and General Manager, Consumer PCs at HP Inc. “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.”

 

“With the new Chromebook x2 and Chromebase All-in-One, we’re thrilled to collaborate with HP to provide more people with the speedy, secure, and simple computing experience of Chrome OS,” said Alexander Kuscher, Director of Chrome OS Software at Google. “Whether it’s having peace of mind that your data is secure or that you’re able to get things done, we’re committed to meeting the needs of our users for work learning, or play, be it at home or on the go.”

 

HP Chromebook x2: Freedom to go Anywhere with Productivity and Entertainment

 

The HP Chromebook x2 11 is designed for users that want to stay productive and entertained, with the mobility of a smartphone but the productivity of a bigger, touch-centric device. The ultra-thin and durable CNC aluminum unibody design makes it ideal for an active, mobile lifestyle. The magnetic detachable keyboard and kickstand’s 170-degree positioning allows the device to adjust for the ideal mode to work, create, or share content.

 

This is the world’s first Chromebook detachable powered by the Snapdragon 7c compute platform, designed for cloud-based operating systems like Chrome OS for improved power efficiencies, resulting in up to 11 hours of battery life. The Chromebook x2 is also detachable with optional 4G LTE; paired with Wi-Fi. These features mean the device can be as mobile as a smartphone, but with the productivity of a full-featured laptop.

 

Exciting features of the new HP Chromebook x2 11 include:

 

For a vivid experience watching videos and movies, along with online gaming, this is a Chromebook detachable with 11-inch 2K resolution, 3:2 ratio display.

 

For enhanced productivity on a detachable straight out of the box, the device includes a full-size keyboard with an oversized touchpad and is bundled with the HP Wireless Rechargeable USI Certified Pen. The Chromebook’s 3:2 aspect ratio allows users to write in portrait and landscape mode comfortably; and precision writing, drawing, and sharing has never been easier with HP QuickDrop,9 Concepts, and the new Cursive App from Google.

 

For life-like video conferences and picture-perfect moments, there are two cameras – a 5 MP front-facing wide vision camera, along with an 8 MP rear-facing camera. And coupled with Audio by Bang & Olufsen, the device offers a great experience when using Google Meet or other collaboration tools.

 

Access and download apps from Google Play Store, as well as games from the Stadia Streaming Game Service.

 

The HP Chromebook x2 11 gives users the mobility of a smartphone with the productivity of a full-featured laptop.

 

HP Chromebase All-in-One: The Social Hub for Your Home

 

The new HP Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One Desktop is a Chromebase All-in-One with a rotating display, designed to be placed anywhere in the home for the ultimate family sharing, entertainment, and learning experience.

 

The HP Chromebase AiO features a unique design that is head turning and practical anywhere in the home, with a 21.5-inch FHD rotating touch display. The screen can tilt upwards 20 degrees, and easily rotate 90 degrees from landscape to portrait mode with a simple touch for new ways to experience entertainment and immersive content. Portrait mode allows for better viewing to read, to scroll through lengthy webpages and social posts, or to be more productive when taking notes, or creating and editing documents. And the HP Chromebase AiO’s split screen feature allows for viewing multiple pages simultaneously for enhanced productivity and versatility.

 

Along with the reimagining of an all-in-one display, the device features:

 

Intel Core processors with up to 256 GB SSD storage and up to 16 GB DRAM memory to handle whatever coursework or entertainment needs are thrown at it.

 

An amazing audio and video experience for video calls and online learning, with Audio by B&O, dual 5W speakers, and a 5 MP camera with a large sensor to allow for dynamic adjustment from low lighting for higher quality images in any room. And easily turn on and off the camera and microphone with the Privacy Camera Switch.

 

The new HP Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One comes with a rotating display, designed to be placed anywhere in the home for the ultimate family sharing, entertainment, and learning experience.

 

New Works With Chromebook Certified Monitor from HP

 

Built to work well with Chrome OS devices, the HP M24fd USB-C Monitor is equipped with a 65w USB-C cable that works with any USB-C capable laptop to connect and power the PC in one simple, single cord set up. This monitor also has HP Eye Ease with Eyesafe certified technology that reduces blue light without impacting the colors shown.

 

The HP M24fd USB-C Monitor enhances the Chromebook experience with its Works with Chromebook certification, offering users the confidence of a single cable connection for a more productive and comfortable experience.

 

HP’s Consumer Chrome OS Portfolio: Building on the Most Sustainable Portfolio

 

HP continues to innovate across all areas of its business to build on the World’s Most Sustainable Portfolio. The products feature:

 

HP Chromebook x2: features sustainably sourced packaging and is both Energy Star Certified and ePeat Gold certified.12

 

HP Chromebase AiO: the speaker cloth is 100% recycled polyester, features sustainably sourced packaging,13 and is both Energy Star Certified and ePeat Silver certified.11

 

HP M24fd USB-C Monitor is sustainably made containing recycled materials and ocean bound plastics, and packaged in 100% recyclable packing.

 

Pricing and Availability

 

The HP Chromebook x2 11 is expected to be available beginning in August with the HP Wireless Rechargeable USI Pen included at Best Buy. The device is also expected to be available in October with the pen included at HP.com for a starting price of $599.99.

 

The HP Chromebase 21.5 inch All-in-One Desktop is expected to be available beginning in August at HP.com for a starting price of $599.99. The device will also be available at select US retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy.

 

The HP M24fd USB-C Monitor is expected to be available in October at HP.com for a starting price of $249.99.

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