HP’s detachable Chromebook and the ghost of Google’s past

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It was six months ago to this day that I declared it: The Chromebook is effectively the new Android tablet.

At the time, I realize, such a proclamation sounded slightly unhinged (so to speak). How could a Chromebook possibly take over the role of the Android tablet? It doesn’t run Android, for one — and at that point, no models in existence were even true “tablets” in the traditional slate-and-nothing-more sense.

The secret some folks saw along with me, though, was that neither of those distinctions actually mattered. We’re entering a post-OS era, and the practical difference between a Chrome OS device

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