HP Launches Chromebook 14 With Touchscreen, 4 GB RAM And 32 GB Storage For $439

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Jay Liu

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I don't expect i3 at 500. I expect i5. Starting from 600 I expect i7. As for HP's pricing, why would people want to pay 400 on so much limitations? Chrome books are nice but they're essentially just low powered tablets with keyboards. You could get an iPad AIr or nexus 9 with the money. Both would offer better screen, more portability, and much higher resale value.
 

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This does read like an advert... Frankly the price is nuts, you can buy a faster Windows laptop for less money. The new $249 Dell and HP machines with an Intel dual core CPU and Windows 8.1 offer 500GB of hard drive storage and 4GB of memory along with a nice 15.6" screen. Why would you pay $439 for a super limited ChromeBook?
 

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http://www.amazon.com/15-6-Inch-Intel-Celeron-Laptop-500GB/dp/B00L49X8E6/

Take a look at that one:

15.6" screen
Intel 2.16 GHZ dual core CPU
4GB RAM
500GB hard drive
Windows 8.1

On sale right now from Amazon for $244.99

This HP Chromebook for $439 is just absurd...
 

FlyTexas

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Or this one:

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-15-6-Inch-Laptop-500GB-Drive/dp/B00HNWLYSK/

ASUS 15.6" Notebook - $378

Intel Core i3
6GB RAM
500GB hard drive
DVD DL burner
Windows 8.1
 

FlyTexas

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Wait, I get it, you want a TOUCHSCREEN?

Ok, ok...

http://www.amazon.com/15-6-Inch-Convertible-Touchscreen-Laptop-500GB/dp/B00MA7A876/

ASUS 15.6" laptop

Core i3 CPU
6GB RAM
500GB hard drive
TOUCHSCREEN
Windows 8.1

For $449... so for $10 more than the HP Chromebook you get a REAL CPU (that Core i3 will run rings around the ARM chip), you get 50% more RAM, a WHOLE lot more storage, a touchscreen, and it runs Windows, so you can actually run all your software.
 

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The 1080p display is really the only outstanding feature at that price. The 720p-ish displays that dominate low end laptops are the one point of inadequacy for most non-gaming use. Otherwise, what a cheap laptop delivers these days is pretty amazing.
 

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I really don't get the whole thing about chromebooks...really whats the point? especially for these prices.
 

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The 1080p display is really the only outstanding feature at that price. The 720p-ish displays that dominate low end laptops are the one point of inadequacy for most non-gaming use. Otherwise, what a cheap laptop delivers these days is pretty amazing.
Agreed. But it could have the best quality 4K display on the planet and it still wouldn't appeal to me without a faster processor.
 

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"The old Chromebook 14 came with a Tegra K1 processor (quad-core Cortex A15 CPU), 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, and the device cost $300."

Funny how my old HP Chromebook 14 came with Intel Celeron 2955U, not K1.
Going back to ARM K1 is a big step backwards with performance.
I don't know who copies content from whom, but both should get F for coping from each other without fact checking.
Shame on Toms and Verge - http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/22/7434491/hp-chromebook-14-now-available-with-1080p-touchscreen


1080p is real nice on 14" Screen, but practically useless with ChromeOS and
 

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FlyTexas - you missed the whole point. Author said that 1378x768 is not great on 14" screen - and I agree.
All your examples included even bigger - 15.6" screens with same crappy resolution.
Please do find x86 laptop with 14" 1080 screen and under $400 - good luck
 
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