HP Q012SA 14-inch Chromebook (Ocean Turquoise) - (Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 16GB HDD, Google Chrome)
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- Take it all in - websites and apps really pop on the 35.5 cm (14-inch) diagonal HD display. See the full picture in vivid colour for an uncompromised web and entertainment experience
- Give all your tasks a boost with apps that perform at top speeds. This ultra-responsive Chromebook is powered by the Intel processor for a no-hesitation experience
- Access your favourite websites and apps no matter where you roam. When Wi-Fi runs out, you can keep going - as the optional built-in 3G keeps your Chromebook connected in more places
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|Computer Memory Size||4 GB||2 GB||4 GB||2 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Connectivity Technology||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Connectivity: Wireless connectivity - Intel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo (Miracast compatible), Ports: 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo, 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.1 and 1 multi-format SD media card reader||HDMI, Bluetooth, wifi||Wifi;Bluetooth||Bluetooth|
|Processor (CPU) Model||Celeron||Celeron N2840||Celeron||Atom||Celeron||Rockchip RK3288|
|Processor (CPU) Manufacturer||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||Intel||ARM|
|Processor (CPU) Speed||1.4 GHz||2.16 GHz||1.6 GHz||1,440 MHz||1,600 MHz||1.8 GHz|
|Display Size||14 inches||11.6 inches||35.6 cm||29.46 cm||29.46 cm||10.1 inches|
|Display Technology||LED||LCD||HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit||LED||LED backlit||LCD|
|Hard disk Description||hdd||emmc||eMMC||eMMC||eMMC||EMMC|
|Hard Disk Size||16 GB||16 GB||32 GB||32 GB||32 GB||16 GB|
|Item Weight||1.9 kg||1.1 kg||1.44 kg||0.98 kg||1.25 kg||0.89 kg|
|Operating System||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Windows 10||Windows 10||Chrome OS||Chrome OS|
|Processor Description||—||Intel Celeron N2840||—||—||—||Rockchip RK3288|
|System RAM Type||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR DRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||—||DDR3 SDRAM|
HP Chromebook 14
Open your sleek Chromebook to get online, fast. You can access your favourite websites and Google Chrome apps on the 35.5 cm (14-inch) diagonal HD display in seconds.
Browse on the Big Screen
Take it all in -- websites and apps really pop on the 35.5 cm (14-inch) diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit (1,366 x 768) display. See the full picture, in vivid colour, for an uncompromised web and entertainment experience.
The Speed You Need
Give all your tasks a boost with apps that perform at top speeds. This ultra-responsive Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, with Intel HD graphics (1.4 GHz, 2 MB cache, dual-core), for a no-hesitation experience.
Don't Slow Down
With up to nine hours battery life* between charges, you can work and play with confidence for the duration of time you're using your Chromebook.
*Battery life may vary depending on usage.
The HP Chromebook 14 features Google Chrome operating system, so you can browse the web quickly and easily.
The HP Chromebook 14 comes in three colours -- ocean turquoise, peach coral and snow white -- and is designed for mobile entertainment. The HP Chromebook 14 features a front-facing HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone.
You can reliably connect to the internet with built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, while Bluetooth 4.0 makes it easier to connect and share files with other devices. The HP Chromebook 14 also features a multi-format digital media card reader for connecting SD cards.
The HP Chromebook 14 also offers multiple port options, including HDMI and headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. You can also connect up to two USB 3.0 devices, which is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.
The HP Chromebook 14 is easy to use and keep secure. It features a Kensington MicroSaver lock slot, power-on password and also accepts third-party security lock devices.
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Taking the first of those two, Chrome OS is a very good piece of work. It's what Apple's iCloud should have been, but very conspicuously isn't. Most home users can do most of what they need to on the web, and Chrome OS offers a well thought out and intuitive way to do this. The list of apps is already large and growing all the time, and I think that Chrome OS, or something like it, is the future for home computing. All Chromebooks boot within seconds, and you can be online and working almost immediately. The machine is virtually malware-proof, because all the 'business end' is on web servers, not on your Chromebook. Also the OS is automatically updated on a regular basis, so you're always up to date.
Turning now to this particular Chromebook, I have mixed feelings. At under £250, it's very good value for money. SSD, not platter hard drive, so it's very quiet. Two USB3 ports, one USB2, HDMI. Battery life seems very good - I'm getting 8 or 9 hours out of a full charge. Comfortable keyboard and tracker. Nice big screen too.
But it's that display that's the downside as well. The colours look rather washed out and anaemic, and the viewing angles are poor - you need to be at just the right anglde to get a good viewing experience. If you're used to a tablet, you'll be disappointed. This seems to be true of all Chromebooks, with the (afaik) sole exception of the Chromebook Pixel. But then, what do you expect for under £250? And the Pixel, at £1049, doesn't make sense when for only £50 more one can get a 13" MacBook Pro Retina which will not only run Chrome OS but also do a good deal more besides (although unlike the Pixel it doesn't have a touch screen).
I would say that if you already have a laptop, then run Chrome OS on that. It'll run very happily on top of Windows, OS X and Linux, and you'll have a conventional o/s available for the few tasks for which you really need it. A lot of it will also run on iOS. If on the other hand you don't already have a laptop, and can do most of your tasks on the web, and are looking for something at around this price point then this HP Chromebook could make a great deal of sense for you. Fwiw, I also have an iPad and and iMac, but this HP has become my go-to computer around the house. It boots so quickly, and is so comfortable to use. And that should tell you something.
2014-05-07: should have mentioned that you can use a utility called crouton to enable you to switch between Chrome OS and Linux (on which I believe Chrome OS is based). Crouton ships with the Chromebook as standard so it's an 'approved' enhancement and there's no question of invalidating the warranty or anything like that. This isn't a normal dual-boot arrangement, but a facility whereby you can switch between Chrome OS and Linux (seems to be a cut-down version of Ubuntu)and back again almost instantly. This can be useful for tasks that need a conventional o/s BUT you have only the 16GB storage space available - in fact a bit less after the o/s has taken its share. I've done this on my machine and it works pretty well.
I literally wanted it as something to just pick up and have around in the living room without really having to worry about it. My windows laptop needs replacing (as does my fiance's but she's getting a new one for Christmas!) and is big, bulky and gets extremely hot. I should note that it's about 5 years old now but at the time is was cutting edge and cost about £900.
The screen on this isn't great, that's true, but I don't find it terrible by any means - it's certainly no worse that my Windows laptop and to be honest probably has better viewing angles.
The speed of the Chromebook is clearly the best thing going for it - I rarely shut it down (as the battery lasts ages) so pretty much as soon as I open the lid it's on and ready to go. Performance in use is also brilliant due to the Intel chip which probably isn't really being tasked much by the OS.
Wifi is quick to connect and the 2xUSB3 and 1xUSB2 ports provide good options for expandability as well as the SD card slot.
I love the size of the Chromebook, I feel now that a smaller screen like the Acer C720 would feel too cramped but to be honest it's probably a case of what you're used to. All I can say is that it sits nicely on my legs and doesn't get hot and doesn't weigh much either so it's really comfortable to use.
I also love the trackpad and rarely find a need for the mouse - the multi-touch gestures are really useful and I find the responsiveness good. The keyboard is perhaps a little flaky but that might be my typing style (bam bam bam) as I'm not really accustomed to touch typing yet and really for a device this thin I can't really expect a great deal of travel so I suppose it's good considering.
In terms of storage, 16GB obviously isn't a great deal but it really depends on your needs. Just using Chrome OS doesn't really require a great amount and if you're into google services like Play music, Drive etc. then everything's just streamed from the cloud. If you do wish to have more local storage then the aforementioned options are perfectly viable for photos, music and movies.
I've played around a little with installing Crouton and running Ubuntu but...well...long story short I'm ordered a 128GB SD card and going to store it on there.
I'm really curious to try out the remote screen functionality but will probably explore that when I get my Desktop next year.
Also just tested the Plex chrome app and that seems to be working a treat.
Basically, I'm stoked about this Chromebook and love it, I can't really find any major flaws with it that bother me. The only thing I will say is that Chromebooks in general seem to be getting quite a lot of exposure at the moment and people might well buy them not understanding fully what they are, what they're capable of, and what their limitations are. So I would just say make sure you are informed before buying, but as for this particular model...I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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