HP Chromebook 11 - £159.97 @ Currys / PC World - ** Collection Only - check for stock **
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HP Chromebook 11 - £159.97 @ Currys / PC World - ** Collection Only - check for stock **

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Found 12th Aug 2014
The cheapest that I've seen this Chromebook. A great buy - IF you can find stock near you.

Don't forget cashback.

I'll try and update the list below as people confirm where stock is showing. Thanks to those who are updating others below. Currently stock at:

* Livingston
* Chorley
* Boston
* Inverness
* Edinburgh Kinnaird
* Aberystwyth
* Stirling Springkerse
* Bristol Cribbs Causeway
* Tottenham Hale

* Oneday77 - 'Also the online system normally only shows stock if more than one available. For laptops that may differ but maybe still worth asking in your locals anyway.'

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Original Poster

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Amex deal is here for reference. Not sure if can be used in this case though as you'll have to reserve online and pay instore.

Edited by: "morgie" 12th Aug 2014

Banned

Not a hope of there being many left in the country, none near me as it stands, Livingston are showing it if that helps anyone.

Edited by: "dbhoy" 12th Aug 2014

Original Poster

Regarding Chromebooks / ChromeOS.....

Plus points:

* Near instant boot
* Long battery life
* Light weight ~1kg
* Ability to work offline in Google Apps and with Gmail Offline App. Local video and music playback also fine.
* Do more than you probably think you can - FTP, SSH
* 100GB of Google Drive space to claim for 2 yrs - see Goodies here.


Points to be aware of:

* You're pretty much 'just' running Chrome browser. Try using it on your PC first, check the Chrome Web Store too.
* No Skype - use Google Hangouts app instead.
* You can't install Windows, or Windows programs, e.g. MS Office. You can however use Google Apps, MS Office Online in your browser.


Why Wouldn't I just buy/use a tablet or cheap Windows laptop instead?

My personal opinion - when I want a full website, not just the mobile version, on a decent sized screen (11.6" on my C720 and the same on this HP), want to be able to turn my device on and be 'productive' in ~10 seconds and have a decent physical keyboard integrated into the device, my Chromebook wins out over my Windows laptop, desktop, Android mobile and tablet (all of which cost more than my Chromebook).

Currys PC World Chorley are the nearest with stock to me. No thanks.

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dbhoy

Not a hope of there being many left in the country, none near me as it … Not a hope of there being many left in the country, none near me as it stands, Livingston are showing it if that helps anyone.



Thanks - I've updated the post to make it clearer that people will need to check for stock and it's collection only.

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OOS 9 nearest stores in Leeds

boston have stock

Plus points: ; - no need for hundreds of time wasting security fixes per month. Virus Free.

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LadyEleanor

Plus points: ; - no need for hundreds of time wasting security fixes per … Plus points: ; - no need for hundreds of time wasting security fixes per month. Virus Free.



Ha...yeah....not loving downloading 1.5gb of Microsoft Updates on my desktop right now. No Patch Tuesday for ChromeOS!
Edited by: "morgie" 12th Aug 2014

Inverness and Edinburgh Kinnaird also have stock.
Also the online system normally only shows stock if more than one available.
For laptops that may differ but maybe still worth asking in your locals anyway.

1080p i3 4/32GB Chromebooks are starting to appear now, so expect some decent prices on the lower spec models to start appearing...

Infrasonic

1080p i3 4/32GB Chromebooks are starting to appear now, so expect some … 1080p i3 4/32GB Chromebooks are starting to appear now, so expect some decent prices on the lower spec models to start coming through...

there's stock in Aberystwyth

got my chromebook about 2 month back and can honestly say i couldnt go back to using a windows pc every day. Still need one for certain things and I get there are those that need more grunt or specific packages for editing suits etc but for day to day computer usage the chromebook is fast light and has great battery life.

downside on the HP is no HDMI as it uses slimport and it runs an exynos mobile processor so not as quick as the intel ones

Pros: the screen is gorgeous and you can use your micro usb charger to charge this so one charger for all.
the speakers are also under the keyboard on this and it sounds great

Swindon,Bristol ,Cheltenham and Gloucester OOS

Reasonable price but pointless device for the vast majority of people.

Parents - don't buy one of these for your kids/students unless they specifically ask for one - these are closer to non touchscreen tablets than laptops (despite the form factor), and whilst they can be used for web browsing and basic apps, they are very limited. The chief issue is the lack of a full, good office suite - Google docs etc is not suitable as a full time office suite, and although office online is much better, it still suffers from the same issues. To get an idea of the experience, load up google chrome and go to the chrome web store and try to use your computer just from within chrome. Yes you can do it, but its more of a struggle than it needs to be and the odds are you'll be relieved when you switch back to your main OS

Personally I would not buy one as anything more than a curiosity. Not voting..can't fault the price, but also can't see a reason to recommend one of these to anyone.
If money is the issue, look here hotukdeals.com/dea…953
Edited by: "Spud211" 13th Aug 2014

11in chromebooks can generally be had for around £150 at John Lewis Warehouse on the last Saturday of the month.
Edited by: "billiramsay" 13th Aug 2014

LadyEleanor

Plus points: ; - no need for hundreds of time wasting security fixes per … Plus points: ; - no need for hundreds of time wasting security fixes per month. Virus Free.

not for long the more popular they become

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Spud211

Reasonable price but pointless device for the vast majority of people.



I really have to disagree, I think Chromebooks are very relevant and useful for the majority of people who simply surf the web....as I mention in post 4 above though, there's a lot more you can do with them than you may first realise. I really recommend you try one if you haven't already.

morgie

I really have to disagree, I think Chromebooks are very relevant and … I really have to disagree, I think Chromebooks are very relevant and useful for the majority of people who simply surf the web....as I mention in post 4 above though, there's a lot more you can do with them than you may first realise. I really recommend you try one if you haven't already.



+1 I reckon that in fact it's the opposite to Spud's view, these ARE what the vast majority of people actually need.

If you can afford both a Chromebook and a laptop, they can be worth it for some people.
If it's a one or the other situation, don't buy a Chromebook.
Edited by: "jukkie" 13th Aug 2014

johnnystorm

+1 I reckon that in fact it's the opposite to Spud's view, these ARE what … +1 I reckon that in fact it's the opposite to Spud's view, these ARE what the vast majority of people actually need.



Agreed - whilst you can do an awful lot on tablets these days, my Chromebook is still used for creating web documents and managing a website using wordpress - neither of which are that practical on a tablet.
Another plus point of a Chromebook is using it on a limited internet connection - especially abroad - where you avoid wasting a lot of bandwidth downloading updates to Windows OS or Windows Programs / Android Programs.

morgie

I really have to disagree, I think Chromebooks are very relevant and … I really have to disagree, I think Chromebooks are very relevant and useful for the majority of people who simply surf the web....as I mention in post 4 above though, there's a lot more you can do with them than you may first realise. I really recommend you try one if you haven't already.



I have tried one, which is why I stand by my opinion

Thing is, they are not especially cheap, most have equivalent battery life to an equivalently priced windows laptop, and although yes you can do a lot with them, they still can't do much compared to a windows based machine.

Simply put - a windows based machine can do *everything* that a chromebook can do (even near instant-on with windows 8). A Chromebook can only do a tiny percentage of what a windows based machine can do.

If there was a huge price gulf then sure, you'd have a use case in the same way that tablets have a use - but when they are £150-£200? it's a really strange position in the marketplace.

Very much each to their own though - if you are happy with your purchase that's all that matters
Edited by: "Spud211" 13th Aug 2014

there is one display unit left in Bristol Cribbs Causeway

Aberystwyth has one... I would drive it but the 2hour drive just doesn't seem worth it!

Chromebooks are the future

I saw that yesterday for 149 in Tottenham Hale. still haven't bought it as functionality is way too limited.

billiramsay

11in chromebooks can generally be had for around £150 at John Lewis … 11in chromebooks can generally be had for around £150 at John Lewis Warehouse on the last Saturday of the month.



Where is the warehouse?

teachelly

Where is the warehouse?



My local is Glasgow but would imagine they are wherever a John Lewis Store as items sold are customer returns etc.

Seriously guys, don't bother...nice looking machine but the hardware is too slow unless all you have is one or two tabs open.....spend another £60 on the Acer 720 i3 version - lightyears more powerful processor and ram configuration. You have tons of different apps and widgets running all once - full HD video playback, 15-20 Chrome tabs, multiple downloads, video editing etc.

I LOVE the Acer. Out on the road and when travelling I don't take anything else. Battery life is just superb and the machine is very light. Only niggle I've found is that ChromeOS still doesn't support certain sound codecs within certain types of .mkv files.

http://www.omgchrome.com/acer-c720-i3-chromebook-now-sale-amazon/

Otherwise the Haswell Celeron 720 is still better than this HP and can be had for about £170-180.

Also the Acers have a HDMI port (useful for plugging into an HDTV) which the HP doesn't, US3.0, better battery life etc.






Edited by: "Picard123" 13th Aug 2014

I've got one of these in black for when I travel, much better with the latest firmware update. Not sure how many tabs I've had open but atleast 7 without problems. Handy to be able to charge using USB, battery life ranges from the same as my Intel laptops (2-3 hours) upto 5 or 6 hours with light use.

I bought one of these last week, very cool piece of kit I went style over substance as acer do one that's more powerful at the same price. (not at this reduced price)
Just like using a tablet but in lap top form, memory stick works fine screen is really sharp good viewing angles. Pretty snappy using the interface not had to many tabs open at once though. Sound is very impressive especially as you can't see the speakers? Design is top draw at this price point!

Not voting cold but would rather get a chromebook with a x86-64 cpu than a arm cpu (this one has a 32-bit Exynos 5250 arm)

http://www.bitsandchips.it/images/2012/10/25/tabella.jpg

The acer chromebooks are quite cheap (similar price to this) and have models with celeron and i3 cpus

If my parents asked me to buy them a netbook I think I'd definitely buy them a chromebook

Banned

Google, the most intrusive company in the world, they want all your information and data and you buying this laden with their software is perfect for their goal.

Runs Linux very well for me. Hot

Good price but personally keener on the HP slatebook running Android when the price comes down.

Typing this now on my HP Chromebook 11. I find it a great device - I use it more than every other computer / mobile device apart from my phone (Phone, iPad, Ultrabook & Desktop PC).

I would say that if you only get one device, make it a standard laptop as Chromebooks are more limiting (e.g. printing is more tricky to set up and the software base is limiting - I got mine second hand, as the owner found they couldn't use iTunes with it)

I use it more than anything else I have because:

1. It is totally silent and has no fans
2. It has a much better display than your average laptop (IPS)
3. The keyboard is excellent
4. It behaves like a tablet - i.e. shut the lid when you have finished and open it again to resume. No booting OSes etc.

For my mind it is a great intermediate between a tablet (great screen, but no keyboard) and a laptop (generally poor screen, relatively 'slow' to operate but has a keyboard & is good for office work)

Chromebooks are going to get a whole lot more interesting soon >

http://lifehacker.com/chrome-os-will-run-android-apps-natively-sync-with-and-1595975542

I guess that means the Skype Android app will work too.

aceuk

The new Acer Chromebook 13 also looks really good. It has a 11-13 hour … The new Acer Chromebook 13 also looks really good. It has a 11-13 hour battery life!http://www.omgchrome.com/nvidia-hands-tegra-chromebook-13/http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/11/acer-chromebook-13/



That's very interesting.

I wonder how performance compares to the Intel Core i3 based ones?
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