Keep it light: Light enough to take everywhere you go, the flexible design of the HP Chromebook x2 lets you easily detach the keyboard and kickstand and makes for a great travel companion. With long battery life you can stay connected from anywhere. More ways to get things done: Get it all done with the power of a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor and the 3:2 aspect ratio touchscreen. With a full-size detachable keyboard, oversized touchpad, and dual cameras, you'll stay productive wherever the day takes you. Bring the excitement with you: Experience entertainment on the go with a cinematic screen and dual speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen. Plus, you get all of the Google Play Store apps you love on a larger screen
This easy-to-use operating system was designed to be fast in every possible way, while keeping you safe and more secure on the web.
11" Edge-to-edge touchscreen
Get expansive, vibrant images and control your entertainment right from the screen.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 7c Compute Platform
Designed to give your Chromebook the battery life you deserve, the performance you need, and lightning fast connectivity – all things essential to your Chromebook.
8GB LPDDR4x memory
With higher bandwidth, you get more of a boost in performance.
64 GB eMMC storage
An embedded Multimedia Card provides reliable flash-based storage.
HP Wireless USI Rechargeable Pen included
Write and draw in a natural way with no interruptions. With a magnetic pen that charges automatically when docked, never be without your stylus again.
Keyboard and kickstand easily detach for when you need true tablet mobility.
More room on your touchpad makes controlling your PC effortless and intuitive.
3:2 aspect ratio
See more of the web with less scrolling. A 3:2 aspect ratio delivers an optimized portrait view for a more comfortable way to read or surf.
HP Fast Charge
Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
With the latest Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) WLAN adapter and Bluetooth® 5.0, all your connections are rock solid.
Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
An exceptionally rich audio experience
HP Dual Speakers, custom-tuned by experts at Bang & Olufsen, awaken your senses with PC audio perfection.
Created with the planet in mind
HP is dedicated to driving progress toward a more sustainable future and making responsible choices for the environment and our customers.
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet was my gateway Chrome OS device last year. I loved the form factor, but the screen size and performance and screen size was lacking for a business machine. I follow Chrome Unboxed and they kept talking about a device called "CoachZ" that turned out to be this device. Once I got the notice this was available at Best Buy, I immediately sold my Duet and pounced on this beauty. The overall build quality is a massive step up from the Duet, along with upgraded specs in every way. If you're looking for a Surface Pro style convertible with Chrome OS, this is the way to go!
-I've been away from laptops in general for more than a few years, previously having used a Microsoft Surface tablet with a detachable keyboard.
-I had recently purchased a budget-friendly convertible Chromebook with 4 gigabytes of RAM and a Pentium processor, but returned it (thank you Best Buy for making the return painless) to look for something that might provide a smoother Chrome OS experience in a more lightweight package.
First Impression of the X2 11"
-HP put some effort into the packaging. Is it silly to be impressed by this? Perhaps, but when I went to Best Buy to pickup my online order, I just remember thinking, "Dang, you didn't have to do all this, HP."
-The magnets for the detachable keyboard, kickstand, and included USI stylus are strong, very reminiscent of the Microsoft Surface tablet experience.
-Like Surface devices, you do have the additional option of raising up the keyboard by magnetically attaching the flap to the bottom bezel of the tablet, which will give the keyboard deck a bit of an angle, should you want that.
-The kickstand feels sturdy. There's definitely a healthy bit of resistance when going through the angles.
-The stylus is full size, by which I mean it's the same size as a common ballpoint pen. The stylus only attaches to the tablet along a single flat edge. Otherwise, the rest of it is rounded. As a happy surprise, HP includes two replacement tips to complement the one already installed. Be careful, though. The extra tips sit freely in the stylus box. After taking out the stylus, I felt something graze my leg; it took me a second to realize that something important had just fallen out of the box.
Auto Update Expiration (AUE)
-Exploring through settings, this particular HP X2 11" will continue receiving updates until/through June 2029.
-To clear up any confusion concerning the AUE, HP does have another detachable X2 Chromebook that was released a few years ago. If you go to the Google support page, the AUE list has an HP Chromebook X2 slated to receive updates until June 2024. Presumably, that 2024 date is for the previous version of the X2.
General Build Quality
-Everything feels solid right out of the box.
-The volume rocker and power button have a soft click and a bit of travel. You can definitely feel the mechanical action, but the buttons lean somewhat toward a softer experience.
-The keyboard deck is firm and key travel is exceedingly normal, in my opinion. If you've tried out the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 on display at Best Buy (or Apple's infamous butterfly switches), just know the key travel is a healthy bit more than both. There is, of course, some flex; it is a detachable. Is the give too much or entirely reasonable? That's up to each individual user.
-The trackpad has a mechanical click that responds evenly across all four quadrants. As I've learned with other laptops, this even mechanical trackpad experience is not a given.
-Forward facing and incorporated into the bezel.
-When the device is in landscape orientation (i.e. using the kickstand or in full laptop mode), the speakers are positioned in the top quarter of the left and right bezels.
-They're tablet speakers; they're fine. Could they be better? Of course.
Quirks and Observations
-This might already be obvious from the marketing and spec sheet, but there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. It bears repeating. Bluetooth 5.0, though.
-The X2 11" has HP's redesigned logo. However, with the kickstand in place, the only bit of visible branding is the "Bang & Olufsen" stamp below the volume rocker. That made me laugh a little bit.
-No stickers on the actual device, no stickers anywhere. The sticker on the box, though, notes the screen brightness as up to 400 nits.
-There's no active cooling; there are no fans. This might be obvious to some, given the Snapdragon processor, but I always wonder.
-There is a camera bump on the rear, but the kickstand takes care of it nicely.
-The front facing camera has an indicator light, just to remind you that it's active. The light does turn off when you switch to the rear camera.
-This might be a very particular gauge (and not a very enlightening one), but I did play some of Nigh School Studio's Oxenfree after setting everything up, and the game ran perfectly fine.
One day, the keyboard will break, the kickstand will wear out, and (let's face it) I'll lose the stylus. It'll become a Netflix machine sitting on a coffee table, the battery draining far faster than it used to. Hopefully, I'll do something worthwhile with it before all that happens.
This is the best detachable chromebook period.
Build: premium aluminum, light, with modern design of thin bezels. Keyboard cover is has a nice feel to it. About as good as the Surface non-Alcantara cover.
Display: 1440p not as good as the tab s7 but a competitive 2nd. Nice color and gets bright.
Performance: decent, moves around the web and can handle android games without issue.
ChromeOS: a good combination of easy to use and lightweight OS, Better at touch then Windows, and better at productivity then IOS
Keyboard: decent, cramped but workable. Slightly spongy.
Trackpad: good with plenty of room
Battery life: very good no problem lasting all day, 10 hours no problem.
Value: Keyboard, pen included, with a fingerprint scanner, premium build and design. $499 seems to be a better price that would put this in the next level, but $599 fits with some of the current competition.
Better than: All chromebook detachables. Surface go.
Others to consider: Tab s7, Ipad Air, Lenovo p11 pro.
*Short version: buy it.
As most everyone has already said, the build quality for this Chromebook is fantastic. The keyboard and trackpad especially feel great for this kind of computer (other it seeming to lack a magnet at the top of the screen to keep the keyboard in place while it's closed) and far better than what the Lenovo Duet offers. I love the ability to attach it to the screen, like a Surface, to give it an angle. The kickstand is also thinner, and feels even more sturdy, and lacks the faux-cloth covering the Duet has, which, at least on mine, is starting to fray a bit, so those are all pluses in my book.
In terms of speed, it is mostly an upgrade, although I've encountered a few things that are slightly slower, comparing them side-by-side. Those things could be improved over time, however, with updates, and even if not, it isn't a huge deal. I would say, though, if you're coming from a Duet, like I am, don't expect it to be a huge leap.
The main issue I had with it is simply the price. In fact, I wound up returning the first unit I bought because, as nice as it is, it didn't feel worth twice as much as I paid for the Duet for a minimal improvement to speed, and nicer build quality. It is certainly still a good machine, but, for me, I don't know that I could recommend it. However, I've re-ordered it now that it's gone on sale for $399. At that price, I think it is a great upgrade, or initial purchase for anyone interested in having a Chrome tablet with a nice, premium feel and decent performance.
Let me get the bad feature out first, because it is the only one: the speakers volume is too low, even when set to 100%, and this is something that Google and OEMs need to address (the Acer Spin 713 also has low volume).
Aside from that bad feature, the HP Chromebook X2 11 is a premium device with a gorgeous, bright display, the kickstand and keyboard are solid, with good magnets; when attaching the keyboard it makes that nice sound like the Surface Pro keyboard does, but unlike the Surface Pro's keyboard, the X2 11's keyboard has a magnet to keep the tablet and keyboard attached when closed, and the kickstand attaches strong and secure to the back of the tablet.
I highly recommend the HP Chromebook X2 11, because it is a great device, but do note that it's volume, even when set to 100% is very low, like most Chromebooks (the Pixelbook has excellent speakers, but it's expensive and it's running on old hardware).
* great build quality (tablet seems like it's all metal)
* bright screen
* comes with stylus and keyboard
* runs relatively cool
* processor adequate for several tabs on Chrome, along with multitasking (terminal, pip video playing, etc. ...all at the same time)
* form factor and processing power is unique in the chromebook world (bigger and more powerful than the duet, has keyboard solution that previous 10"+ chromebook tablets had in the past
* if you're coming from surface devices, the detachable kickstand (rather than integrated) adds some slight heft
* storage seems quite slow (maybe due to EMMC?)
* processor is adequate (better than duet), but does feel very occasionally sluggish
* on uneven surface (lap, pillow, etc.), keyboard makes clicking sound when applying pressure beneath or sides of of touchpad (sounds like a click, but doesn't always register as one)
* Linux on ChromeOS works for applications like LibreOffice, Inkscape and some programming tools
I have had the HP X2 11 in hand for about a week and so far very happy with my purchase. The Chromebook is one of the fastest I have used. Battery life is as advertised. I have used it for 8+ hours on a single charge and charging is quick. The included rechargeable USI Pen is very responsive in the new Cursive application and in other pen enabled applications. The only disappointing item so far are the onboard speakers. I expected the sound to be louder and more crisp as they are Bang & Olufsen. I am giving the HP 4 stars as I can't give it 5 due to the speakers.
I’m really loving this chrome book so far. I have used the Lenovo duet and the asus CM3 up until the release of this tablet and there is no comparison. The build quality is massively betters, stylus is better, performance is better. I have yet to find a major downside as a detachable keyboard chromebook. Thought I would hate the blue color but it also has pleasantly surprised me. Hp has a winner here and it meets/exceeds all my expectations and needs.
A:AnswerThank you for the question. The HP 11-da0013dx Chromebook give you a couple of options for expanding storage. There is a micro SD media card reader onboard, as well as 2 SuperSpeed UPS-c ports to which you can connect an external storage drive. Additionally, a one-year subscription to Google One is included for free (100 GB of cloud storage).