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Acer Chromebook CB514-1HT - FHD IPS Touchscreen, 4GB RAM, Pentium N4200 £349.99 @ Acer Shop (With code)
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Acer Chromebook CB514-1HT - FHD IPS Touchscreen, 4GB RAM, Pentium N4200 £349.99 @ Acer Shop (With code)

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Posted 27th Apr 2019

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  • Model Number : NX.H1LEK.001
  • Chrome OS
  • Intel® Pentium® N4200 processor Quad-core 1.10 GHz
  • 35.6 cm (14") Full HD Touchscreen (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS
  • 4 GB, LPDDR4
  • 32 GB Flash Memory
  • Intel® HD Graphics 505 with Shared Memory
  • Google Play store supported

Great Chromebook with good reviews if that's your thing. Terrible deal if you prefer to fight Windows of course. Personally, they do pretty much everything I need nowadays, including VNC to a real (as in Linux) computer if I need to do serious work. Completely happy with the performance of the previous generation one that is nearly half as fast. Or at least I was until my wife glued half the keys down with red wine, so time (and a good excuse) for an upgrade...
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KangTC27/04/2019 14:55

Is this worth paying £50 more on than the Celeron version?


For me, definitely, but it really depends on your usage.

We currently have a sticky N3160 / 4GB Acer 14, and 2x n3060 / 2GB Lenovo n22’s that are luckily indestructible for the kids to torture.

The Lenovo’s are absolutely fine for pretty much anything we do - web, email, homework, media etc., and handle youtube etc. just fine (although their screens aren’t great). They do start to struggle a little if you have lots of media intensive tabs open though.

The Acer 14 is brill, absolutely fine even with loads of tabs, and I haven’t seen it slow down on anything that my work Macbook wouldn’t struggle with too, which usually means a poorly designed site. I’d have no worries at all just replacing like for like from a performance perspective.

The n4200 based CB514 on offer here is a fair step up from the N3160 Acer 14 performance wise though, has USB-C, touchscreen, and critically for me a back-lit keyboard, so £50 extra is a no brainer for me over the Acer 14 (plus the Acer 14 is a fair way through the 6.5 year Chromeos support lifespan now).

Personally I wouldn’t consider the N3350 based Chromebook 514 that’s selling for £299. No backlit keyboard, touchscreen, not full HD, and performance looks on par (or maybe even lower) than the older N3160 Acer 14 that’s selling for the same price. It will still be a good looking aluminum machine with great build quality that will do everything a Chromebook should do, but it feels like you’re missing out on a lot for that extra £50, and the lower res screen alone is a killer for me..

Of course, no SSD here, but as Rk5678 says, this is a Chromebook, and it really doesn’t matter. You could always hold off until RiverDragon8 posts the £350 full aluminum, full HD IPS touchscreen Windows machine with SSD, a quality backlit keyboard, and 12 hours run time, but that may be some wait...
Aberdream24 m ago

I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems …I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems to understand their worth and just compares them windows PC's and hardware.


I know exactly what you mean. I hope people don't stop posting them though - I bought my last two Chromebooks from HDUK deals, and hope to do so in the future. I've been a long time lurker, but was very happy to be able to register today to post this to pay back (in a little way) the favour you folks have paid me many times over in the past. It's the first time I've ever managed to find a deal before anyone else on here!
I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems to understand their worth and just compares them windows PC's and hardware.
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Very bad at this price that it doesn't come with a SSD.
Is this worth paying £50 more on than the Celeron version?
RiverDragon827/04/2019 14:02

Very bad at this price that it doesn't come with a SSD.


It's a Chromebook..
KangTC27/04/2019 14:55

Is this worth paying £50 more on than the Celeron version?


Both the Celeron and this are Atom based. Even a Core M3 is faster.
KangTC27/04/2019 14:55

Is this worth paying £50 more on than the Celeron version?


For me, definitely, but it really depends on your usage.

We currently have a sticky N3160 / 4GB Acer 14, and 2x n3060 / 2GB Lenovo n22’s that are luckily indestructible for the kids to torture.

The Lenovo’s are absolutely fine for pretty much anything we do - web, email, homework, media etc., and handle youtube etc. just fine (although their screens aren’t great). They do start to struggle a little if you have lots of media intensive tabs open though.

The Acer 14 is brill, absolutely fine even with loads of tabs, and I haven’t seen it slow down on anything that my work Macbook wouldn’t struggle with too, which usually means a poorly designed site. I’d have no worries at all just replacing like for like from a performance perspective.

The n4200 based CB514 on offer here is a fair step up from the N3160 Acer 14 performance wise though, has USB-C, touchscreen, and critically for me a back-lit keyboard, so £50 extra is a no brainer for me over the Acer 14 (plus the Acer 14 is a fair way through the 6.5 year Chromeos support lifespan now).

Personally I wouldn’t consider the N3350 based Chromebook 514 that’s selling for £299. No backlit keyboard, touchscreen, not full HD, and performance looks on par (or maybe even lower) than the older N3160 Acer 14 that’s selling for the same price. It will still be a good looking aluminum machine with great build quality that will do everything a Chromebook should do, but it feels like you’re missing out on a lot for that extra £50, and the lower res screen alone is a killer for me..

Of course, no SSD here, but as Rk5678 says, this is a Chromebook, and it really doesn’t matter. You could always hold off until RiverDragon8 posts the £350 full aluminum, full HD IPS touchscreen Windows machine with SSD, a quality backlit keyboard, and 12 hours run time, but that may be some wait...
I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems to understand their worth and just compares them windows PC's and hardware.
LadyEleanor27/04/2019 15:50

Both the Celeron and this are Atom based. Even a Core M3 is faster.


The N4200 is a Apollo Lake platform based Pentium. There are some Atom family processors based on Apollo Lake, but it is not true to say the Pentium is based on the Atom. In any case the N4200 performs perfectly well in a Chromebook use case.
Aberdream24 m ago

I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems …I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems to understand their worth and just compares them windows PC's and hardware.


I know exactly what you mean. I hope people don't stop posting them though - I bought my last two Chromebooks from HDUK deals, and hope to do so in the future. I've been a long time lurker, but was very happy to be able to register today to post this to pay back (in a little way) the favour you folks have paid me many times over in the past. It's the first time I've ever managed to find a deal before anyone else on here!
Brassik27/04/2019 15:53

For me, definitely, but it really depends on your usage.We currently have …For me, definitely, but it really depends on your usage.We currently have a sticky N3160 / 4GB Acer 14, and 2x n3060 / 2GB Lenovo n22’s that are luckily indestructible for the kids to torture.The Lenovo’s are absolutely fine for pretty much anything we do - web, email, homework, media etc., and handle youtube etc. just fine (although their screens aren’t great). They do start to struggle a little if you have lots of media intensive tabs open though.The Acer 14 is brill, absolutely fine even with loads of tabs, and I haven’t seen it slow down on anything that my work Macbook wouldn’t struggle with too, which usually means a poorly designed site. I’d have no worries at all just replacing like for like from a performance perspective.The n4200 based CB514 on offer here is a fair step up from the N3160 Acer 14 performance wise though, has USB-C, touchscreen, and critically for me a back-lit keyboard, so £50 extra is a no brainer for me over the Acer 14 (plus the Acer 14 is a fair way through the 6.5 year Chromeos support lifespan now).Personally I wouldn’t consider the N3350 based Chromebook 514 that’s selling for £299. No backlit keyboard, touchscreen, not full HD, and performance looks on par (or maybe even lower) than the older N3160 Acer 14 that’s selling for the same price. It will still be a good looking aluminum machine with great build quality that will do everything a Chromebook should do, but it feels like you’re missing out on a lot for that extra £50, and the lower res screen alone is a killer for me..Of course, no SSD here, but as Rk5678 says, this is a Chromebook, and it really doesn’t matter. You could always hold off until RiverDragon8 posts the £350 full aluminum, full HD IPS touchscreen Windows machine with SSD, a quality backlit keyboard, and 12 hours run time, but that may be some wait...


I was considering this as an alternative - £299 with touchscreen and Full HD:

amazon.co.uk/Ace…ull
Aberdream28 m ago

I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems …I think it's pretty useless posting Chromebook deals on here. No one seems to understand their worth and just compares them windows PC's and hardware.


You don't actually get many people sneering at the specs. It's mainly people arguing about the merits versus other Chromebooks.
daveburgess27/04/2019 18:41

The N4200 is a Apollo Lake platform based Pentium. There are some Atom …The N4200 is a Apollo Lake platform based Pentium. There are some Atom family processors based on Apollo Lake, but it is not true to say the Pentium is based on the Atom. In any case the N4200 performs perfectly well in a Chromebook use case.


Yes it is. Clock speed, GPU and number of cores is improved on the Celeron one, and more so on the Pentium one.
However they are competitive with the very old Core 2 series, which outdid the earlier Atoms.

Perfectly adequate for Chromebook, though Android games are best served by the likes of the Qualcomm SD835.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 27th Apr 2019
KangTC42 m ago

I was considering this as an alternative - £299 with touchscreen and Full …I was considering this as an alternative - £299 with touchscreen and Full HD:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Chromebook-CB514-1HT-processor-touchscreen/dp/B07MFZGY41/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=2SM3Z9MXVPNVK&keywords=acer+chromebook+cb514-1ht&qid=1556386938&s=gateway&sprefix=acer+chromebook+cb514%2Caps%2C186&sr=8-1-fkmrnull


That's a good deal too - interesting that this model (NX.H1LEK.002) isn't actually listed on the Acer website. That brings it down to £50 difference between a n3350 or n4200 based machine. That's a harder call. For £50 less, the n3350 will be absolutely fine, and you get all the high res/touchscreen/back-lit goodies too.

Personally i'd still go for the n4200 to get the extra performance, but if I'd seen this first, it would have made that choice much harder to make, so I'm glad I'm only seeing it now
LadyEleanor7 h, 29 m ago

Yes it is. Clock speed, GPU and number of cores is improved on the Celeron …Yes it is. Clock speed, GPU and number of cores is improved on the Celeron one, and more so on the Pentium one.However they are competitive with the very old Core 2 series, which outdid the earlier Atoms.Perfectly adequate for Chromebook, though Android games are best served by the likes of the Qualcomm SD835.


It was just the "...are Atom based" comment. Some of the old Atoms did get a rebranding to 'Celeron'. But the specific models we are talking about are different 'families' all based on Apollo lake. To be fair the whole naming of Intel cpus has become a nightmare. It was much easier with 286, 386 and 486!
These cheap chips actually include 3 Atoms for motherboards, and are a remodelling of Atom, giving a good speed increase on the older Atom.

It is just that the older Atom name became dirt, not helped by combining them with an awful GPU.
If you check benchmarks, you will find the N4200 is beaten by the slowest dual Core i3-M that came out in 2011.
The extra 2 cores make them close in some benchmarks
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 28th Apr 2019
LadyEleanor3 h, 47 m ago

These cheap chips actually include 3 Atoms for motherboards, and are a …These cheap chips actually include 3 Atoms for motherboards, and are a remodelling of Atom, giving a good speed increase on the older Atom.It is just that the older Atom name became dirt, not helped by combining them with an awful GPU.If you check benchmarks, you will find the N4200 is beaten by the slowest dual Core i3-M that came out in 2011.The extra 2 cores make them close in some benchmarks


This is all a bit of a numbers game I guess, as we can't get this chromebook with a Core i3-M.
But at a quick dip, an 2011 i3-2357M performs worse in benchmarks. But more importantly has a TDP more than twice an N4200!

One of the aims of Chromebooks is to have a long battery life. So trade peak performance, as in a benchmarks, for lower power usage. It's more subjective, but I have found the N4200 performs decently as a Chromebook with a good battery life. Some of the older CPUs they were stuff in, felt underpowered.
It was 32nm and at 15W is throttled near permanently. The base i3 M was 35 watt.

Yes, these CPUs are very adequate, just way overpriced in this model.
LadyEleanor2 h, 33 m ago

It was 32nm and at 15W is throttled near permanently. The base i3 M was 35 …It was 32nm and at 15W is throttled near permanently. The base i3 M was 35 watt.Yes, these CPUs are very adequate, just way overpriced in this model.


£50 (16%) more than the dual core n3350 based model that KangTC linked to, which is also a really good deal, but for that £50 you get a quad core CPU that has 12% faster single thread, 100% faster multi-core, and improved graphics. That makes a lot of sense to me

If you can find a well reviewed laptop with full aluminum chassis, full HD IPS touchscreen, a quality backlit keyboard, 12 hours run time, and better CPU for £350 (and maybe an SSD to keep RiverDragon8 happy) then post the link, because I’d probably buy that too!
LadyEleanor7 h, 14 m ago

If you check benchmarks, you will find the N4200 is beaten by the slowest …If you check benchmarks, you will find the N4200 is beaten by the slowest dual Core i3-M that came out in 2011.The extra 2 cores make them close in some benchmarks


At over 12x the power consumption.
I moved on to Chromebooks a few years ago and have never missed my Macbook....and stopped missing Windows a long time ago.
This is a great price for good specs and the luxury of backlit keyboard.
radioagogo28/04/2019 18:37

I moved on to Chromebooks a few years ago and have never missed my …I moved on to Chromebooks a few years ago and have never missed my Macbook....and stopped missing Windows a long time ago. This is a great price for good specs and the luxury of backlit keyboard.


After trying and hating Windows 10, I also made the jump to Chromebooks last year and I've never looked back. I have the 15" version of this and it gets on its feet, connects to wifi, is quick in browsing, and shuts down, far quicker than my Windows 10 laptop which costs double. Then there's the added bonus of not having AVG constantly nag me to buy the pro version and updates are seamless. Glad to wave goodbye to that bloated, virus threatened mess that is Windows 10.

Getting back to this deal, the performance of the N4200 is great and battery life is excellent except if you are using Skype. The screen is also top draw and is worth paying for alone over the cheaper Chromebooks.
Masteryates29/04/2019 12:49

After trying and hating Windows 10, I also made the jump to Chromebooks …After trying and hating Windows 10, I also made the jump to Chromebooks last year and I've never looked back. I have the 15" version of this and it gets on its feet, connects to wifi, is quick in browsing, and shuts down, far quicker than my Windows 10 laptop which costs double. Then there's the added bonus of not having AVG constantly nag me to buy the pro version and updates are seamless. Glad to wave goodbye to that bloated, virus threatened mess that is Windows 10. Getting back to this deal, the performance of the N4200 is great and battery life is excellent except if you are using Skype. The screen is also top draw and is worth paying for alone over the cheaper Chromebooks.


Ahhhh AVG...I remember those days!
radioagogo16 h, 4 m ago

Ahhhh AVG...I remember those days!



Exactly radioagogo. I still get IT calls from people who keep getting nagged by AVG and are unsure of what to press to get rid of the boxes. I'm currently pushing those people to the simplicity of Chrome OS.
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