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hp notebook 14-ac114na £129 sainsburys instore (Sheffield)
hp notebook 14-ac114na £129 sainsburys instore (Sheffield)

hp notebook 14-ac114na £129 sainsburys instore (Sheffield)

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came across this in local sainsburys,
32gb 2048 mg
ddr3
sdram
a great deal for the price
I know its probably not suitable for gaming etc, but ok for homework and browsing etc

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Hardware
HP Notebook - 14-ac114na (ENERGY STAR)
Microprocessor :- Intel® Celeron® N3050 with Intel® HD Graphics (1.6 GHz, up to 2.16 GHz, 2 MB cache, 2 cores)
Memory, standard :- 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM (onboard)
Video Graphics :- Intel HD Graphics
Hard Drive :- 32 GB eMMC
Display :- 35.6 cm (14") diagonal HD BrightView WLED-backlit (1366 x 768)
Wireless Connectivity :- 802.11b/g/n (1x1) and Bluetooth® 4.0 combo
Expansion slots :- 1 multi-format SD media card reader
Battery type :- 4-cell, 41 Wh Li-ion
Webcam :- HP TrueVision HD Webcam (front-facing) with integrated digital microphone
Operating system :- Windows 10 Home 64

Pre-installed software (bloatware) :- Evernote, Netflix, Skype, HP apps, HP Lounge, McAfee LiveSafe™ (so don;t expect much if any free storage space)

Ok spec for a Chromebook but a full blown version of Win 10 ?

Original Poster

thanks for all the extra info, please explain your last sentence re win 10

rabialioness

thanks for all the extra info, please explain your last sentence re win 10


He means with Chrome OS installed this would run well but it would run poorly with Windows 10 due to the 2GB ram and dual core cpu. I've actually owned 2 Windows tablets with 2GB ram and the same series of intel dual core with Windows 8/10 and it ran okay but could not run netflix without using the app and struggled with some Facebook games.

Edited by: "emodan" 25th Jan

I got the slightly earlier version of this for my 10 year old last year at £99.
It's surprisingly good according to her and also silent and very quick to start up and shutdown although she just tends to leave it in sleep all the time.
I put a home use Office 2016 on it and it seems fine.
Can't remember how much space is free on it but I just chucked a 16GB SD card in it to allow Windows to update itself.

Definitely remove the LiveSafe. Until I did hers kept coming up with 'disk' errors which is a bit weird with an eMMC.

Warranty is surprisingly good as well, collect and return rather than send and return. Didn't actually have to use it although I did call HP about the out of the box problem who suggested a Win10 reset, which I guess would have done the job by getting rid of McAfee. :-)

rabialioness

thanks for all the extra info, please explain your last sentence re win 10



Well a chromebook runs apps that are cloud based and thus internal storage & to a degree also raw power is not so much of an issue. Windows 10 is not a cloud based OS and thus only having 32GB of on board storage and taking into account the bloatware also installed it leaves little room to install anything beyond a copy of open office.

If anybody is buying for a youngster suggest that you research Microsoft Family so that you can restrict what they can see / do and how long they can use it for. It'll also report on their usage at a high level.
i.e. x hours on Edge, y hours playing the Candy Crush app. :-)

I've been reconditioning old Dell systems with a core2 duo and 2 GB Ram, run really well with Win10 (sluggish on win7). Could see this being fine for every day ops. Nothing gaming wise but office and web should be more than capable

yep this is fine for basic home use after removing some of the crud - I'd be inclined to bump the RAM up to 4Gb (assuming it's not been nobbled with just one slot).

32Gb enough for basic apps i.e. windows and office - store your stuff in the cloud or on USB stick

dozstanford

Well a chromebook runs apps that are cloud based and thus internal … Well a chromebook runs apps that are cloud based and thus internal storage & to a degree also raw power is not so much of an issue. Windows 10 is not a cloud based OS and thus only having 32GB of on board storage and taking into account the bloatware also installed it leaves little room to install anything beyond a copy of open office.



The biggest issue arises when Microsoft issue large updates (like Anniversary) when systems like this just don't have the storage required to install them.

If you're getting something for simple word processing, emails and media consumption then get a Chromebook.

I bought a HP Stream from Argos when they were £100 and Windows 10 just killed it. I've had a few Chromebooks (HP, Acer, Toshiba) which were great if all your needs were web-based.

Original Poster

thanks for all the info, think I will take this back and get a chromebook
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