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Wednesday, February 12

HP Chromebook 11 and why I love it

A couple of months ago, I bought a Chromebook. The HP Chromebook 11 to be exact. I’ve used it for a while now and wanted to share my opinions with you!
I need to preface this with… I LOVE MY CHROMEBOOK!
A little about the specs:
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When looking at a Chromebook its crucial to remember what it was created for. Any Chromebook, but specifically this one, was created for the casual user. Translation: Someone who surfs the web, takes noes, creates a few slideshows, checks their email, etc. This is not a machine designed for the computer administrator or a programmer, so it does not have that sort of juice.

Why I bought the Chromebook 11:
  • Size
Its small (11.3 inches) and light.
  • Laptop design
I liked that it had the traditional clamshell design and a full-sized keyboard because that gives me the most viewing angles.
  • Portability
This is a HUGE (hehe) point in favor of the Chromebook, not just because of its size and weight but also because it uses a simple microUSB charger. The charger that comes in the box is 5V but a standard 2V also does the job, albeit slower. ;)
  • Research
I bought the Chromebook because I like to do research while watching movies, don’t worry its not weird. *wink*

It’s exceeded my expectations on all these fronts and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy-to-use daily driver. Students would be the ideal candidate for this product.
If you need a little more power but want a Chromebook, I’d recommend looking into the Chromebook 14 but I’d also ask why you want a powerful Chromebook.

Since, you can't talk about the HP Chromebook without mentioning the overheating issues with the charger. I will say that Google has taken responsibility for this and is replacing my charger.
Have you considered a Chromebook? If so, what are your expectations? What do you plan to use it for? If you have a Chromebook, especially HP’s Chromebook 11, I’d love to hear what you think about it.

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