HP 11 Chromebook £179.00 at Tesco Direct After Voucher
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HP 11 Chromebook £179.00 at Tesco Direct After Voucher

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Found 25th Apr 2014
Apply the voucher code TDX-JGCV to reduce the price of £199 by £20 to £179.00.

Don't forget cashback via TCB or Quidco either.

28/04 - Note, I've updated this original deal, replacing the 20% off voucher code (as it's now expired), with the new £20 off code - also featured in this deal, so credit to kneale81 hotukdeals.com/vou…843

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Original Poster

Sadly not quite as cheap as the £169 price tag it had briefly earlier in the week direct from HP (see this expired deal). However, it's less than £10's difference and considering you can also get some cashback and Clubcard points it's not bad at all.


If you want a cheap upgrade of storage I'd recommend one of these - now £19.99 for 64GB.


Worth comparing to the Acer C720 which is now £161.10 at Tesco after the voucher - hotukdeals.com/dea…068

My view on the two machines, in particular how they differ...

Acer offers:
* HDMI out - on the HP you need to buy an additional adapter
* SD Card slot - on the HP you could buy a USB card reader and plug that in.
* Better battery life based on reviews and specs I've seen.

HP offers:
* Slightly lighter
* Better screen
* Ability to charge via micro USB connection.

Overall both seem like excellent machines, just depends if any of their differing factors are of particular importance for you.


Edited by: "morgie" 25th Apr 2014

Original Poster

The Samsung with 3g is £206.10 after this same voucher code - hotukdeals.com/dea…081

Original Poster

albert8

now £199



No, that's correct - apply the code to bring the price down.

I don't know much about Chromebooks, do I always need an internet connection to use them? (seems farfetched but I have heard this to be true).

Just done some research mind and can't see that, it does state need internet connection for some stuff. Basically if I ran this without the Internet I could still do things on it?

All I want a laptop for is general browsing (when I am online) and reading ebooks. I was going to go for a more expensive laptop but the chrome book is seriously ticking all the boxes for me so far and is a fraction of the cost!

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liltman

I don't know much about Chromebooks, do I always need an internet … I don't know much about Chromebooks, do I always need an internet connection to use them? (seems farfetched but I have heard this to be true).



* You can use Google Docs offline, but right now spreadsheets are read only.
* You can use Gmail Offline (there's an app)
* You can play local media offline (video and music)

liltman

All I want a laptop for is general browsing (when I am online) and … All I want a laptop for is general browsing (when I am online) and reading ebooks. I was going to go for a more expensive laptop but the chrome book is seriously ticking all the boxes for me so far and is a fraction of the cost!



Sounds like it would work well for you. Try using just the Chrome browser on your PC - if you can do it in that, you can do it on a Chromebook.
Edited by: "morgie" 25th Apr 2014

liltman

I don't know much about Chromebooks, do I always need an internet … I don't know much about Chromebooks, do I always need an internet connection to use them? (seems farfetched but I have heard this to be true).

liltman

All I want a laptop for is general browsing (when I am online) and … All I want a laptop for is general browsing (when I am online) and reading ebooks. I was going to go for a more expensive laptop but the chrome book is seriously ticking all the boxes for me so far and is a fraction of the cost!



Yeh my thoughts exactly, I am practically on chrome more than anything when using my computer lol.
Would I be able to use it like a computer too, i.e no limits. So I could read pdf files? It is just a laptop isn't it but without Windows and what not!

Popping to a store soon, so will have a go on one if they have some
Edited by: "liltman" 25th Apr 2014

Original Poster

liltman

Would I be able to use it like a computer too, i.e no limits. So I could … Would I be able to use it like a computer too, i.e no limits. So I could read pdf files? It is just a laptop isn't it but without Windows and what not!



Yes, no problem viewing PDF's in Chrome. Also, check out the Chrome Web Store - chrome.google.com/web…pps

I'd recommend you take a look at the Acer C720 too - see my original response on this thread.

Let us know what you think if you get to test any out in store - I think you'll be impressed.

morgie

Yes, no problem viewing PDF's in Chrome. Also, check out the Chrome Web … Yes, no problem viewing PDF's in Chrome. Also, check out the Chrome Web Store - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/appsI'd recommend you take a look at the Acer C720 too - see my original response on this thread.Let us know what you think if you get to test any out in store - I think you'll be impressed.



I never really had a go lol, I had a go of a few laptops and was really drawn to a 17 inch one with an i5 processor!
It seemed to run really well even with Windows8 and when I went onto a Chromebook after this and it just felt wrong. Interface / screen size etc.

I think they are great for what they offer but I think I need the bigger screen and more power. I know i5 is overkill for my needs but I want to be future proof too and be able to run more demanding things...just in case

I'm now going to keep an eye out for any i5 ish laptops with either 17 inch or 15 inch screens but thanks for the help
Edited by: "liltman" 25th Apr 2014

I'd have liked to download torrents and stream to my tv like I could on my Nexus 7 but it's proving impossible on a Chromebook. It'll stream youtube though.

Iv always seen this chromeOS as more of a gimmick than anything else. If people want a "lite" OS that's not resource heavy whats wrong with Android?

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Mickey_nufc

Iv always seen this chromeOS as more of a gimmick than anything else. If … Iv always seen this chromeOS as more of a gimmick than anything else. If people want a "lite" OS that's not resource heavy whats wrong with Android?



Android wouldn't be suitable for a non touch screen device like this. I would say ChromeOS is less resource hungry than Android. With a low power processor you're still getting near instant boots with a full browser experience and a physical keyboard plus a decent sized screen. This all still allows for extremely decent battery life too.
Edited by: "morgie" 25th Apr 2014

The other factor in favour of the Acer C720 is it's CPU, Haswell Celeron vs Exynos ARM. The C720 is significantly faster. However every review that I have seen says that the HP 11 has the best screen of any Chromebook (except for the Pixel).

Xrayday

I'd have liked to download torrents


Put.io or Streamza are probably your best options.

Xrayday

stream to my tv like I could on my Nexus 7 but it's proving impossible on … stream to my tv like I could on my Nexus 7 but it's proving impossible on a Chromebook. It'll stream youtube though.


Do you have a Chromecast?
Edited by: "aceuk" 25th Apr 2014

It seems the best thing about chrome books is that you can replace / dual boot it with fully fledged Linux os . I think its over priced for what it is. Fine if you like cloud computing.

Xrayday

I'd have liked to download torrents and stream to my tv like I could on … I'd have liked to download torrents and stream to my tv like I could on my Nexus 7 but it's proving impossible on a Chromebook. It'll stream youtube though.

there. Is bittorrent app available for less than two quid on the store.

We have the samsung version with the risc cpu and the Acer with the latest Intel Haswell cpu and I can tell you that this Intel one goes and is so much better compared to the sammy one. The reason why I mention this is that the samsung and the hp chrome books use the same internals except the screen.

jamdog30

there. Is bittorrent app available for less than two quid on the store.




I can get the torrents easy enough but there's nothing to stream them to a tv as far as I'm aware. With a Nexus I could use Twonky.

Hot for price but rather wait for the samsung chromebook 2 if I was to buy a chromebook

HeaverNothing

Hot for price but rather wait for the samsung chromebook 2 if I was to … Hot for price but rather wait for the samsung chromebook 2 if I was to buy a chromebook



Is the chromebook 2 much better?

Now £229 and coupon has expired.
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