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HP - 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 64GB eMMC Flash Memory - White
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Good but not premiumPosted
Great screen color and brightness. Shiny glass screen is a bit of a glare problem. On screen keyboard not easy to program for repeat key entry but not sure that I'll use it that much anyway. The white ceramic coating shows every touch -- let's see what this looks like in a year. Processor is very fast. Battery life of 14 hours is suspect but I think battery life is like MPG's in cars -- you never get what they say you will. LOL Touchscreen is good, track pad is very smooth and accurate and large. Backlit keyboard is nice. I like typing on it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Fast chrome OS, sharp screen , great speakers!Posted
This HP 2 in 1 chrome book while smaller than the traditional 15.6" is very capable. Chrome OS does lack support for mainstream programs but does run way faster than a windows. From the time it takes to boot to web page load times. For most people that's more important. 8gb ram is plenty. And 64gb storage is small but for the apps you will download, it's plenty. Plus you can add storage very easily. Now the main selling points IMO are the design. The white finish just looks so nice and clean. The screen quality is also very clear and sharp. I did run 4K videos through YouTube. And they looked great. Also if you watch a lot of content like I do. You will be very happy with the speakers even though this chromebook is very very thin. Good job on HP for that. It's light weight and minimal bezels. Backlight keys are great as well. Only downside is this model doesn't come with the fingerprint reader but not a big deal for me but I would have loved having it. Great product/value as this is priced fairly for what you get. A quick and solid little machine.
I would recommend this to a friend
My experience with Chromebooks over the last few years has been limited, but informative. I never really cared for how cheap the devices felt, or how limited the Chrome OS felt. The Chromebooks were often underpowered, necessitated by their low price points, and felt like an unnecessary compromise to a cheap Windows based laptop. You could reasonably get a better experience on a mid-range Android phone in some cases, albeit on a small screen. In comes the HP x360 Convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook. It is a premium 14" Chromebook that slots into a higher price point than Chromebooks of old, but more accessible than the new ultra-premium Chromebooks like the Pixelbook. Specs CPU - Intel (8th Gen) i3-8130U Dual Core 2.20 GHz processor w/ integrated Intel 620 graphics Memory - 8GB DDR4-2666 Screen - 14" 1920 x 1080p HD IPS Storage - 64GB Flash memory - microSD card port available for additional 512GB expansion Ports - 2X USB C / 1X USB 3.0 / microSD Slot / TRRS 3.5mm Jack (headphone and mic support) Audio - Bang & Olufsen PLAY dual speakers Webcam - 720P with dual microphone Dimensions - 12.81 x 8.93 x 0.63"; 3.7lb Design The design of the x360 Convertible is exceedingly nice. I was impressed when I first pulled it out of the box, and it had some weight to it. It didn't feel cheap at all. The white outer shell looks fantastic, and its sleek profile reminds me more of a Surface Book or Mac Book than a Chromebook. Bravo HP. The Ceramic White outer shell doesn't appear especially prone to getting dirty or smudging, which I was worried about. Once you open it up you are greeted by an interior finished in what HP calls Cloud Blue. Its not really blue, but more of gray blue. Nonetheless it looks very sleek and has a great feel to it. Again, no sign of it feeling like a low-cost Chromebook. The interior is made of soft touch plastic that has a very light texture to it - almost like a sandblasted metal. This surface completely resists smudges and fingerprints, which is great since this is where your hand will be going all the time. The conversion from laptop to tablet is seamless. The hinge provides the right amount of resistance to allow the main body and screen to be used at any number of angles and configurations. The keyboard and trackpad are disabled early enough in the transition to keep errant clicks and button pushes from happening. In tablet mode, the thickness of the machine increases to 0.74" at it thickest points (furthest from the hinges). Like most 2-in-1's figuring out how you want to hold it in tablet mode take a few minutes to get use to. You are either clicking the trackpad, covering the speakers a bit, or pressing keys. This is inherent to every convertible I have used, so it just takes a few minutes to get comfortable with how you want to hold it. The ports are pretty well laid out on the body. I like that the 2 USB C ports are on either side so you can use whichever side is most convenient to you when charging. My only nag with the overall design is in the microSD slot. I added an expansion card, and it bugs me that the card sticks out from the edge like it does. It breaks up the nice clean edge of the body and makes it easy to accidently eject. I would have liked to see it concealed with a cover. Regardless that's a small ding. Performance The dual core i3 is a pretty light weight, efficient processor. It will get bogged down if you throw too much at it, but it was plenty snappy with just a handful of active apps. For Chrome OS you don't need a ton of computational horsepower to have a fast machine, so the dual core seems to be plenty. The 8GB of RAM is what is more important, and that's what keeps the x360 feeling quick. Most Chromebooks around this price point only carry 4 GB of memory, so the x360 has a leg up here. Display The 14" 1920 X 1080p FHD IPS touchscreen display looks great. It has a high gloss finish like you would expect in today's touchscreens. The only Chromebooks with higher resolution have a smaller screen (12.3") and cost considerably more (MSRP of $1K+). So for this Chromebook the 14" 1080p touchscreen is all you can reasonably ask for. The screen clarity, and sharpness were pleasing to the eye, and the colors had a good amount of pop to them. I watched a lot of Netflix on this, and I was very pleased with the image reproduction. The multipoint touchscreen is very responsive, and easy to use. I found it to be accurate when registering my inputs. It also didn't get overwhelmed by my kids playing fruit ninja, and swiping at it like crazed 4 & 5 year-olds are want to do. Overall, the screen is great, although it does pick up every finger print due to the gloss finish. Keyboard and Trackpad The keyboard is a ten-keyless design (no number pad) with body color match keys. The keys have a white backlight that comes in handy for typing in the dark. The keys have a relatively short throw with a full travel length of 0.04" and low to mid force requirement. The key actuation is soft and muted with the actuation point right at the top of the key travel. I found the key throw length to be a little too shallow for my tastes, and it slightly impacting my typing. I typically type on a mechanical keyboard with Cherry Brown switches, so swapping over to a laptop keyboard is always an adjustment. In this case I never got fully comfortable with the keyboard, though others that I let try it had no issues adjusting. The trackpad is a delight to use. It is also body color matched with a satin surface texture. I usually dislike most trackpads, but this was truly nice to use. The multipoint touch was accurate, and the trackpad was responsive. I had no issues navigating around, and if something did get tricky I was able to fall back to the display touchscreen. Battery Life The advertised battery life is 14hrs. In my use I found that an hour of Netflix drained about 10% with the screen on full brightness. So 10hrs of streaming video at max brightness is pretty good in my opinion. Slide that brightness down, and I could easily get a couple more hours. Standby power usage was excellent. A full day of of no use in standby only dropped the battery a percent or 2. I didn't time it exactly but from 2% battery to full charge was done in under 2 hours. Thats's plenty quick enough for me. Sound The sound from the B&O PLAY dual speakers is quite good for a laptop. There is no bass or real low end, which I expected. The mids and highs were bright and clear, and the speakers had enough sound to fill a room. In tablet mode I expected the speakers to get muffled when placed on my lap but were oddly unaffected. Overall HP and B&O did a good job on the speakers. Webcam I have used HP webcams in the past, and they had generally been kind of bad. A $20 Logitech webcam was better than the old ones. I used the webcam during several Skype calls, and found that the camera in the x360 to be pretty good. The people I was calling told me my picture was perfectly clear. The only time I ran into problems was with low light. The camera sensor isn't large enough to get a good picture in low light. You really need a well-lit room. The dual mics also, weren't the best. The other people on the call said it sounded tinny, but clear. They remarked that my normal camera had a far grainier picture but had much better sound. My old camera is a Logitech TV Cam (720p with dual mics) from 8 years ago. Overall, I am impressed with the x360 convertible. It is a huge leap in quality over Chromebooks of the past. HP really knocked the design out and made a premium feeling laptop. The machine feels quick and responsive and pleasing to use. I never felt frustrated with its performance or its feature set. This is the first Chromebook I have picked up that feels like a reasonable alternative to a Windows based machine. If have used to the Android Ecosystem you will already be familiar with how the Chrome OS works. Sure it lacks some of the programs, robustness, and support that Windows offers. For web browsing, word processing, app based games, etc Chrome OS is perfectly capable of meeting your needs. In short, if you are in the market for a quick premium feeling laptop you might want to check this one out.
I would recommend this to a friend