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Scott Prior

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First practice Solidworks drawing using HP Chromebook 13. #chromebook #hp
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Michael Thalleen

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New Beta Update almost 400 point increase in Octane score. This is on my Tried and True HP14 stats below.
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Brent Sullivan
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HP 14 G1 Chromebook with a Haswell now only $114.99!

$235 off! The HP 14 G1 is powered by an Intel Haswell processor, has 4GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage. HP has made several versions of the HP 14 but the Haswell model had the most powerful processor of the bunch. The HP 14 offered here is Ocean Turquoise in color and is a factory refurbished/open box unit.

This model originally sold for $350 new back in 2013/2014 and along with the Acer 720 were the two most popular Chromebooks of their time. Note that this model will not have access to the upcoming Play Store, but if that doesn't matter to you this is great deal.

The sale is good until midnight Friday CT or until they run out.You can see more details, specs and link to purchase here:

http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp-14-dual-core-16gb-chromebook-w-4g-32

Be sure to check out our Chromecast Central community as well:

http://bit.ly/ChromecastCentral





#dealoftheday   #windows10   #alternative   #chromeos  
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+Sean Fordyce Not just that, but it won't get Android apps and is very heavy (much heavier than, say, the larger Acer 15). That said, a 2013 HP 14 Haswell CB ($315 then) is still my wife's daily driver 3 years later. It's a snappier performer than many current CB's, gets nearly 15,000 Octane scores, has been an impervious tank, of course runs up to date Chrome OS, and does have the convenient cellular access, which we've used. For someone without even cutting edge CB needs, $115 could be worse spent.
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Michael Thalleen

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Stats on my old tried and true with a 12600 octane score.
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I use GalliumOS in chrx install on my HP 14,which has a few quirks but version 2 is based on ubuntu 16.04,which is fast as all hell,has steam and kodi and I like the wifi feature to as a back up!
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Marek Alexa

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Hello all Chromebook enthusiasts.

Just got second hand HP Chromebook 13" for very low price £50. No scratches or cracks or anything in that matter.
Very nice bit only 1 rubber feet needs to be replaced. Will take care of it. Not a big deal since 3 other feet stabilise the device just fine.

So far gotta say I'm very pleased by what I see and what got my hands on. What blows me away is the weight. Half of what my Windows laptop weights !

My intent is to give it away to somebody who wants start learning how to code on online learning platform or simply for cloud-based learning. Most likely to young people in need.
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Miguel Mayol

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+Stephen Morrish Here in the Netherlands V.A.T is 21% but in the US they have other taxes and still I think it is much less.
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Brent Sullivan
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Another new Chromebook available, touchscreen on the way!

It is getting really hard to keep track of them all.
 
All-New HP 11 G5 Chromebook now IN STOCK!

The newest HP 11 now runs on an Intel N3060 processor, has 4GB of RAM and comes with either 16 or 32 GB of eMMC storage. A touch screen version of this model should arrive in about 2 weeks. The G5 is also on Google's list to gain access to the Google Play Store.

Retail on the device starts at $209 but right now Provantage has them in stock at $175.82. You can check out more specs and details over on the Provantage site.

http://www.provantage.com/hp-f3w15aa~7HEWW7T1.htm.

If you would like to keep up with the latest new models, news, and deals on Chromebooks I also recommend following me as I update my profile regularly.

plus.google.com/+BrentSullivan



#windows10   #alternative #googleplay  
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Chris Robato

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First coffeeshop raid with my G1. To go along with the G1 is an order of power coffee loaded with MCTs. The device is supremely light and thin. So light and thin, devices you thought were pretty light and thin before, now feels bulky and heavy. This is one advantage the G1 has over other semi expensive Chromebooks that aren't Pixels.

Watching videos was a blast. It has great color and resolution. This is also a great content consumer. The whites though remain a bit warm.
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What CPU does your model have? The m-series or Pentium version should definitely not get hot or even noticably warm.
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Chris Robato

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I don't really have a lot of HP Chromebooks, but here comes my second.
 
Just unboxed my HP 13 G1. Now setting up and syncing stuff through. Truly gorgeous machine.
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a thing of beauty is a joy forever ! The HP is addictive !
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Danille Raymond

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Anyone with the HP13 G1. Stock charger not working after 52 OS update?
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No issue so far. I upgraded in the morning while the G1 was connected to the charger. The laptop charged further after the upgrade. In the late evening (CET) I can make an additional test.
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Scott Gardiner

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Finally managed to get my hands on the HP 13 in the UK so made a quick video. 
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In Rip-Off Britain I wouldn't be in the least surprised if £638 turned out to be the price. 
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Chris Robato

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Hewlett-Packard’s Chromebook 13 is the best evidence yet that the Chromebook is here to stay.
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I have the HP 14...works great. I haven't had a single problem...chromebooks are here to stay. 
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David A

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+Brent Sullivan I just purchased 3 HP Chromebook 13 G1 (ENERGY STAR) M3 for some local high school students.

Believe it or not, the code you provided a few months ago still works and saved me $270.00.

Thanks for the post. 
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+Sarah Paine and +Brent Sullivan Code works fine. Issue is between HP and PayPal on verification.

If HP ever gets the issues resolved I'll stick with my order. If not...the hunt begins again. lol

Again, thanks Brent...that is quite a savings on a good machine...the 3 high school seniors for whom it is intended will benefit greatly.
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Brent Sullivan
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+Kevin Tofel Looking forward to your review!
 
Corporate issued HP Chromebook 13 is here. Core m7 model with 16 GB of RAM. :)
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+Sarah Paine HP doesn't currently offer a touchscreen option but has said it is considering it. 
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Michael Thalleen

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New Beta update Octane score on an HP14 G1 lets see what's under the hood.
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+Brent Sullivan​ it is hard to move to a new laptop with all of the pluses of this machine. As long as the battery lasts, the free T-Mobile keeps going, and Google keeps updating this machine I am pretty well locked in. Even though play store is tempting.
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Option on both these device include Intel's 6th Gen Processor coreM processor with option of coreM3, coreM5 and coreM7.
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Chris Cox
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"HP is essentially attempting to do what Apple never thought it could: build an affordable laptop that looks and feels more expensive than it actually is."
Can you make a great laptop, one that, to paraphrase Steve Jobs, is not a piece of junk for $499? We find out by taking on the HP Chromebook 13.
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+Theodore Ts'o a lot of android apps work fine with trackpad/mouse.
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Brent Sullivan
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HP Chromebook 13 review from Time Magazine!

The HP Chromebook 13 is high-performing yet simple laptop that makes very few compromises. Those who already know they want a Chromebook and aren’t necessarily looking for the cheapest option certainly won’t be disappointed.
But you're still making tradeoffs here
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+Robert Smith I would bet the number would be far less than 1% of the the general population that own a computer.
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Chris Robato

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Enclosed is the first runs on Google Octane on the HP Chromebook 13 G1, this one using a Pentium 4405Y processor. This at best can be said to be okay for a 1.5GHz Intel core processor, the single thread performance is similar to the 3205U used on the Dell Chromebook 13, but is behind that of the 3215U used on the 2015 edition Toshiba Chromebook 2 and the Lenovo Thinkpad 13 with the 3855U processor. I should add that Dell did a stealth upgrade on the Celeron based Dell Chromebook 13 as the supplies of 3205U processors ran out --- recent batches now have the faster 3215U processor.

I didn't shop for the best and fastest models available but for one that I deem to be affordable prices. In fact this particular model costs only as much as the Chromebook 14 for Work I am testing recently. Before I continue, I will wrap up some thoughts with the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work. For under $500, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work I have has a spectacularly fast i3 processor --- hitting well over 23,000 in Octane makes it the fastest i3 Chromebook I have ever seen. But that price only gets me a TTL screen that isn't so bad to work with, lacks enough contrast but has good color balance but overall, isn't in the league of IPS screens in clarity. In contrast this particular G1 sacrificed processor grunt in order to have a beautiful IPS screen, and this is probably the smarter move. To get the IPS screen on the Acer Chromebook for Work, you have to pay close to around $600 for a higher model that has the same i3 processor. This is getting expensive, but I have seen a review that measured the screen brightness, which turned out to be brighter over the aluminum Acer Chromebook 14 and the IPS version of the HP Chromebook 14 (not to be confused with the G1).

Now what do you get with the screen on the HP 13 G1? Visually I feel its brighter than the one on the Dell Chromebook 13, Acer Chromebook 15 and the Acer R11. However, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 still feels for me, the one that has the best brightness and pop of all the Chromebook screens, and even when compared to many Windows notebooks. The resolution is amazingly sharp, its like a high resolution tablet's. No gaps, no fuzziness. I find it contrasty and whites typical on IPS screens like daylight bulb soft warm.

The build is all metal, not hybrid glass-metal-plastic like the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, or the carbon fiber of the Dell Chromebook 13. All three work in their own way, and appeal to different tastes. One thing for sure, all three extrudes an aura of robust luxury that complements with your best signature branded business suit. The G1 feels very light, lighter even than the Chromebook 14 for Work which I deemed light, and the Dell Chromebook 13 feels bulkier and heavier than the two. The G1 has sharp metal edges around it, which bites a bit more into the hands than other Chromebooks, a constant reminder that this is a machined metal object.

The keyboard feels like something we have seen before --- the black chicklet style keyboard with the backlighting that we have seen with the likes of the Toshiba Chromebook 2, the Dell Chromebook 13, and the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work. I get the feeling they came from the same OEM component maker, with slight differences of key travel that can be tailored for the brand's requirements. I feel the key travel is a bit short, which is the same very minor complaint I have with the group, but is very comfortable to touch type fast with. I can easily see myself spending long hours on the keyboard doing work.

The track pad feels smooth, glass like, with precise landing of the cursor. Class trackpads are another feature that separates the higher end Chromebooks from the budget and the mid rangers. This is evident with the Toshiba, which has good performance, a great keyboard and a brilliant screen, but has a meh track pad. You want something precise and responsive to gestures, and allows you to operations like cut and paste rather quickly without a thought.

The body has two Type USB-C ports. That means you can charge with one port and use the other. That is a plus over the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, which only has one USB-C port that puts you into an either or usage situation.

So far these are my immediate impressions and I will rack up more to come and with comparison to other Chromebooks as I subject it to my business and life usage.

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+Philotech Mueller The Braswell and Bay Trail models (which you are likely referring to as Atom's) actually score in the 8-9k range. This is an incredible score for a 6 W part.
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Tech4 Networkers

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If this is the second best Chromebook ???
Which other 2 Chromebooks are 2nd and 3rd ?
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Hp chromebook 13 g1 is bad dont buy factory producing inconsistent builds. Hp as coming is just garbage
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