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HP Chromebook x360 12 Series

HP Chromebook X360 12b-ca0002noProcessor: Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000, Intel Gemini Lake Pentium N5000
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel UHD Graphics 605
Display: 12 inch
Weight: 1.35kg, 1.4kg
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 70%
mobility: 100%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

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Specifications

HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0350ndNotebook: HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0350nd
Processor: Intel Gemini Lake Pentium N5000
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 605
Display: 12 inch, 14.9:10, 1366 x 912 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0350nd
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Specifications

HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0005nfNotebook: HP Chromebook x360 12b-ca0005nf
Processor: Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 12 inch, 3:2, 1366 x 912 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

HP Chromebook x360 12B Review
Source: Think Digit English
It’s evident the Chromebook x360 12b is the middle child in HP’s newest Chromebook family, and that gives rise to some inevitable confusion in its identity and placement. The costlier Chromebook x360 comes with better performance (thanks to a Core i3/i5 chip), a clearer display (with Full HD resolution), and a much nicer touchpad (with smoother tracking and keyboard backlighting). It’s what you should get for full-blown Chromebook computing. What this 12-incher borrows from it, then, are the stylish finish, backlit keyboard, and ‘convertible’ display. In other words, the little Chromebook x360 12b inherits the looks and flexibility.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2020
HP Chromebook x360 12B review: Absolute delight for basic computing
Source: India Today English
I have been blessed with a job where I get to play with some of the most exciting and powerful laptops, and speak about them in depth to you. The experience with the HP Chromebook x360 12b has been as joyous any of the exciting RGB toting gaming laptops I have used - only in a slightly different way. The Chromebook x360 12b is an amazing computer for work and entertainment on the go. Chrome OS is well optimised and that means you get a fluid user experience in a laptop that's cheap. The OS is restricted to a few functions but if ticks all those boxes that you seek to be completed, then it's a joy to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2020
70% HP Chromebook X360 Review: A lightweight weapon for Web Warriors
Source: Tech PP English
Does it make sense to invest in a Chromebook that is priced in the vicinity of Rs 30,000? HP tries to make a case for its new Chromebook X360. But can it fight off its Windows-laden brethren at similar price points?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test du HP Chromebook x360 12 : petit format, grandes capacités
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%

 

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I find Chromebooks in general rather interesting. My first and so far last Chromebook was a Google Pixel that I got at one of the I/O events back in the day. I have to admit, back then, I could not figure out what I could do with it. I tried to install Linux on its limited hardware, tried using it as a multimedia device, but overall it felt like it was an overpriced device for those purposes, and I ended up selling it.

Having said that, that was a long time ago. Now, I look around and see that almost everything nowadays is either on the cloud or has web applications; so Chromebooks are making more sense. Do they have downsides? Of course. With the HP Chromebook X360 12b, they are also easy to find. For instance, if your browser is Chrome, RAM is an issue, and this model only has 4 GB of it. Since it is a ChromeOS device, hopefully this will not become a huge deal, but expect to have some limitations when running multiple Android apps as well as browser tabs all together.

Now, there is a Pentium processor, which is not known for its performance. Maybe for day-to-day tasks it is fine, but for anything that is going to need power (such as calculations, high graphical UIs, etc.), it will reach its limitations pretty easily.

On the other hand, I have to say, with such hardware, ChromeOS devices and any Unix device will perform better than Windows devices, because they are optimized for their specific environment. This is the case with Chromebooks, too. You need to know what to expect. If you are a project manager who happens to attend meetings and just takes notes and/or use a special app (like Jira, Trello) to keep an eye on things, it can work. Another scenario is that you are a student and need a helper for research and document work. Since it is convertible, it helps in terms of ergonomics as well.

Then again, let’s assume you have demanding needs. Well, let’s not dive into that, because it would not make too much sense. You can regard Chromebooks as Android tablets on Steroids, which basically they are. This is not a bad thing. It is all about setting your expectations right. It is a bit heavier, of course, and bigger than a tablet. At the end of the day, you will end up using a more versatile device.

Would I suggest the HP Chromebook X360 12b-ca0002no? As long as you are aware of your expectations, yes. I mean, it is not that expensive, so it will not cause a big hole in your pocket at the end of the day. Therefore, if you need a convertible device for a specific purpose, then you do not have to think much.

Hands-on article by Umit Yilmaz Gunes

Specifications

HP Chromebook X360 12b-ca0002noNotebook: HP Chromebook X360 12b-ca0002no
Processor: Intel Gemini Lake Celeron N4000
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 600
Display: 12 inch, 3:2, 1366 x 912 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: HP homepage

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% HP Chromebook X360: Behändig Chromebook ger kvalitet till bra pris
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 605: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Gemini Lake series. Compared to the HD Graphics 505, the 605 offers improved display outputs.

Intel UHD Graphics 600: Integrated low-end graphics adapter with DirectX 12 support, which can be found in some ULV SoCs from the Gemini Lake series. Compared to the HD Graphics 500, the 600 offers improved display outputs. Compared to the faster UHD Graphics 605, the 600 offers less shaders at lower clock speeds.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Gemini Lake:

Pentium N5000: Low power quad-core SoC from the Gemini Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.7 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter.

Celeron N4000: Low power dual-core SoC from the Gemini Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1-2.6 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.35 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.4 kg:


77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-01-28 (Update: 2020-01-28)