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HP Chromebook x360 12b and 14b convertibles launching soon

The 12-inch variant comes with a 3:2 1366 x 912 touchscreen. (Source: HP)
The 12-inch variant comes with a 3:2 1366 x 912 touchscreen. (Source: HP)
The 12b model is the first 12-incher to join the Chromebook x360 lineup form HP. It integrates a 3:2 1366 x 912 touchscreen and it weighs around 3 pounds, while the new 14-incher gets 768p or 1080p 16:9 displays and weighs ~3.5 pounds. Both may be equipped with up to a Pentium Gold dual-core CPU, up to 8 GB RAM and up to 128 GB of eMMC storage.
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HP is updating its Chromebook x360 convertible lineup with the 12b and 14b models that should begin shipping in Q4 2019. While the x360 family already featured 14-inch and 11-inch models, the upcoming 12b model is going to be the first 12-inch variant of the series, and HP also adjusted the prices to match its competitors.

As the name suggests, the new Chromebooks integrate a 360-degree hinge that allows users to switch between laptop mode, tablet mode, and tent display mode. Speaking of displays, the touchscreen comes with an IPS matrix and supports a separate stylus USI pen (available this November). Both models may be powered by a Celeron N4000 dual-core CPU, but users can also opt to equip both models with a Pentium Gold dual-core / quad-thread CPU. Memory-wise, the base specs include 4 GB upgradable up to 8 GB, and storage options include 32 / 64 / 128 GB eMMC.

Other standard options for both models include:

  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0
  • microSD card reader
  • HD webcam
  • Voice interaction via Google Assistant
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Port selection: 2x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, headphone jack, no display output
  • Full metal chassis

The 12-inch model gets a display with 3:2 aspect ratio and 1366 x 912 resolution, while the 14-inch model integrates 16:9 768p or 1080p screens. Since the 12-incher is smaller, it only comes with a 40 Wh battery and weighs just under 3 pounds. Alternatively, the 14-incher gets a bigger 47 Wh battery and weighs around 3.5 pounds.

HP did not specify exact availability dates, but the basic configurations for each model are set to cost US$359 and US$379, respectively.

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HP Chromebook x360 12b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 12b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 12b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 12b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 14b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 14b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 14b (Source: HP)
HP Chromebook x360 14b (Source: HP)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-09-27 (Update: 2019-09-27)