A Detailed Review Of The HP Chromebook x360 12 (2021) Laptop
The 2021 HP Chromebook x360 12 is a convertible 2-in-1 Chrome OS device featuring a tall 3:2 touchscreen. Its compact and lightweight design allows for easy portability, fitting conveniently into your bag. The Intel Celeron CPU provides ample power for light productivity tasks and video playback. However, performance falters with multiple open browser tabs, and it’s not suitable for demanding tasks like 3D rendering or AAA gaming.
Unfortunately, the battery falls short for a full workday, the webcam lacks detail, and the microphone introduces static despite clear voices. The glossy screen appears washed out and struggles with brightness against direct reflections. The keyboard becomes tiresome during prolonged use, and the small touchpad complicates dragging and dropping. On a positive note, the speakers deliver impressive volume and sound quality, enhancing the experience for movie-watching or podcast-listening.
This laptop exclusively offers a 12-inch, 720p IPS display, an Intel Celeron N4020 CPU with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 600, and 4GB of RAM in the Ceramic White color option. Storage options include a choice between 32GB and 64 GB.
The HP Chromebook x360 is only satisfactory for school use due to its lightweight and portable nature, making it easy to carry in a small bag. The webcam and microphone meet the basic requirements for online classes, and the battery lasts up to seven hours for light productivity, suitable for shorter school days. However, its build quality is mediocre, the keyboard becomes uncomfortable during extended use, and the small touchpad hinders smooth dragging and dropping. The screen’s insufficient brightness for outdoor use further limits its suitability for schoolwork in such environments.
- Battery lasts through shorter school days.
- Remarkably lightweight and portable.
- A webcam and microphone are fine for online classes.
- Mediocre plastic build quality.
- Non-backlit keyboard takes time to get used to and feels tiring over extended periods.
- A small touchpad makes using gestures tedious.
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HP Chromebook x360 12 (2021)
HP Chromebook x360 12 (2021) Specs
Intel Celeron N4020 (2 cores/2 threads, 1.1GHz to 2.8GHz)||Processor Model||
Intel® Celeron® N4020|
Intel UHD Graphics 600 (integrated)|
|Memory & Storage|
HD+ (1366 x 912), IPS|
Chrome OS||OS Ver||
272 x 216 x 17.3 mm (10.71" x 8.50" x 0.68")||Weight||
1.35 kg (3 lbs)|