HP Goes Up Against the iPad Pro With Its $599 Chromebook X2

Jacob Kastrenakes, writing for The Verge:

The Chromebook x2 seems to have a lot of potential, but there are some big questions — and not just about whether the hardware is as good as it looks. The real open question is whether Chrome OS is cut out to work on a tablet. Google has been overhauling the operating system to work better with touchscreens for a couple years now, but it’s still very much a desktop system. (It’s based on the Chrome desktop browser and its display of desktop websites, after all.) That’s likely to limit how useful it is, especially in comparison to an iPad, which was designed for touch from the ground up.

How good is Chrome on a tablet is my question exactly. And whatever happened to Google’s project to merge Android and Chrome OS into one operating system? Is that still a thing?

Monday, 9 April 2018