HP launched a pair of Chromebooks yesterday that have support for the latest Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) standard for digital styluses. The latest Chromebook x360 and 14 by HP has become the first ever device to support USI that allows use of non-proprietary features across different devices with the same stylus.
Google Chrome OS Supports Universal Stylus Initiative
The whole innovation behind the purchase of USI 1.0 stylus allows you to use it with multiple USI-compatible devices from any other manufacturers. The Chrome OS supports the USI and HP took an advantage of it and became the first manufacturer to release chromebook with USI.
Under the hood the latest HP Chromebook X360 includes an Intel Celeron n4000 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage. The 12b chromebook has a 12-inch display with 1,366×912 resolution whereas the 14b chromebook has a 14-inch display, 1,366×768 screen.
The chromebooks can be rotated up to 360 degrees and can be easily used like a tablet. The highlighting feature of the Chromebook is the USI support but that doesn’t mean you will get a stylus for free.
You will have to purchase a stylus separately that costs around 70 USD. The new Chromebook xx360 12b costs around 359 dollars while the 14b costs around 379 dollars which will be available later this month.