The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Detachable Chromebook may have a built-in stylus

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Detachable Chromebook may have a built-in stylus

The first Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chromebook appears to be on its way, and we already know a decent amount about the device. Codenamed “cheza”, it could well be one of the very few detachable Chromebooks on the market. It could even have LTE support at launch – though that doesn’t appear to be unique to cheza anymore. What could be unique about the detachable Chromebook is that, according to a commit on the Chromium Gerrit, this one may have a built-in stylus.

The commit message suggests that it may be like the Samsung S-Pen found on the Samsung Galaxy Note series. Very few Chrome OS devices support a stylus, and even fewer support one built-in.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Detachable Chromebook with a stylus

We’ve established that this device, in particular, is detachable, so this may mean that you could take a drawing tablet with you anywhere if you want. You’ll be able to make use of a huge amount of applications that could benefit from having a stylus, and if the device has Linux app support, then we can expect to see even more uses for it. From what we can tell so far,┬áCheza is aimed not only at productivity but at those looking for a machine to do practically everything.

If you’re looking for a Chromebook that supports a built-in stylus, then your only real options are the┬áSamsung Chromebook Plus and Pro. The Acer Spin 11 also supports a stylus, but you can’t slide it back into the device when you’re done with it. The Google Pixelbook also has one available as an extra, but it’ll set you back about $100 if you want to buy it. Lastly, the HP Chromebook X2 also comes with a stylus, though it’s awkwardly attached to the keyboard base. Hopefully, we’ll see this particular Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered detachable Chromebook arrive in the near future, as it looks to be potentially one of the best yet.

Featured image: the first detachable Chromebook, the HP Chromebook X2

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