HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b support pen, touch, and voice

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 26, 2019, 4:49 pm CDT
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HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b support pen, touch, and voice

HP has taken the wraps off its new Chromebook x360 12b and 14b notebooks, both offering 360-degree hinges alongside sleek designs and high-end features, including USI pen support, USB-C, metal construction, and up to a Full HD display. As their names suggest, these two new Chromebooks are offered in 12-inch and 14-inch size options.

The smaller of the two Chromebooks, the new Chromebook 12b, features an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. Users get Intel UHD Graphics 620 alongside a 12-inch HD+ IPS WLED touch display and Intel Wireless-AC 9560 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5 Combo. The model likewise packs B&O audio with dual speakers, a Wide Vision HD webcam with a dual array microphone, and a microSD card slot for expanding the device’s onboard storage.

Notable features include the laptop’s light weight at 2.98lbs, as well as support for Gigabit WiFI, narrow bezels, and, of course, access to the Google Play Store via Chrome OS. This model, as with its larger sibling, is USI pen-enabled and works with the HP Rechargeable USI Pen offered separately. This model will be available starting later this month at $359 USD.

The larger Chromebook x360 14b is very similar to the smaller counterpart, offering a 14-inch HD SVA WLED touch display (FHD option available), as well the same hardware, memory, and storage alongside Intel UHD Graphics 600 and larger starting weight of 3.48lbs. This model likewise has the same connectivity, audio, webcam, and card reader as the other model.

Unlike the 12 hours of battery life offered by the smaller unit, the new 14-inch model offers up to 10 hours of run time on a charge, according to HP. Both models are available in configurations with up to 128GB eMMC storage and Pentium Quad Core processors. As expected, in addition to the pen and touch screen, both Chromebooks likewise offer Google Assistant.

The Chromebook x360 14b will also arrive later this month with a starting price of $379 USD.


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