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$119 HP 14" AMD Chromebook #5282915 12/02/19 12:57 PM
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Best Buy has a HP Chroomebook with an AMD processor and a 14" screen for $119 today in store or online. The screen resolution is 1366X768 however. I don't know if I'd like the lousy resolution.
Is this a buy or is it worth spending more for a 1080 screen at a much higher cost

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-14-...-chalkboard-gray/6333551.p?skuId=6333551


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Re: $119 HP 14" AMD Chromebook [Re: skyactiv] #5282930 12/02/19 01:14 PM
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I personally can’t stand a low res screen like that.


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Re: $119 HP 14" AMD Chromebook [Re: skyactiv] #5282935 12/02/19 01:18 PM
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Seems like a good deal to me...and i hear they can run office now!


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Re: $119 HP 14" AMD Chromebook [Re: skyactiv] #5282956 12/02/19 01:35 PM
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My findings with Chromebooks is if they use often (two daughter's daily) at this price point expect about 1-2 years before display or touchpad dies.

I have two in drawer that work with HDMI monitor and USB hub and USB keyboard/mouse.

If the 1080 screen gives you a better quality machine yes.

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Good find, do these have an extra slot to upgrade the ram?
great machines for kids,

I picked up a HP AMD from stapes around 200, up'd the ram to 8 gig and added a 128 ssd, it came with a 128 pcie drive.
screen was ok for me.


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Re: $119 HP 14" AMD Chromebook [Re: skyactiv] #5283067 12/02/19 03:16 PM
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I hate cheap computers. Poor user experience and then they break.
I am not a fan of HP either; they have improved though.

Here is a quality, entry level chromebook:
Acer Chromebook

I have given this Chromebook as a gift; a good computer.
There are at least 4 Chromies in our house, maybe more.
I am using a Pixelbook Go right now. Pricy, but a great notebook.

Stick with Asus, Acer or Google and you will get quality.


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I haven't had any problems with the touchpads on my Acer chromebooks.


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my experience has been:

1. dell - worst, never buying one again.
2. HP - best for $$, this all I buy now.
3. Other brands - no comments

FYI: I buy with my amex which gives me an extra year of warranty.


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Samsung Chrome book is a good deal - $159 regular price at Walmart and was $99 black friday. Good size for my son's backpack and he uses it for school.

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Why would a guy like you with a rich wife and custom home we regularly read about be interested in a low-end model like this?


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Originally Posted by Uregina09
Why would a guy like you with a rich wife and custom home we regularly read about be interested in a low-end model like this?


Perhaps he needs something to carry around that might get damaged? Or has kids/grandkids? A cheap device like that is perfect for that situation. I do not let my kids touch my MacBook Pro.... but that’s because lasers.

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I have a 14" HP refurb with a 1.1 Intel processor running Windows 10. Amazingly fast. Boots quickly. Good connection speed. I now have a 15" HP with an i5 so will be upgrading hard drive and the 14" is going to a friend. Very impressed. HP is doing some things right.


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