refurb - HP Chromebook 14" Light Weight Laptop NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.1GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC £124.99 @ ebay / laptopoutlet
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refurb - HP Chromebook 14" Light Weight Laptop NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.1GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC £124.99 @ ebay / laptopoutlet

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Found 30th Jan 2016
Great deal for small powerful laptop. Refurbished but with 6 months warranty.
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Just ordered one for free pick up at Argos - been looking at a Chromebook - worth a punt at this price just to see if it suits me - nothing to lose at that price.
good deal. could be okay for some citrix receiver action.
paulb77

Just ordered one for free pick up at Argos - been looking at a Chromebook … Just ordered one for free pick up at Argos - been looking at a Chromebook - worth a punt at this price just to see if it suits me - nothing to lose at that price.


Out of interest, which colour?
piginabox

Out of interest, which colour?



Orange - although not really bothered about the colour.
trilogy2k

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This ebay item number 182000330841
Got one and love it, it has become my main machine. over 7hrs battery life, near silent, no heat. Fantastic.

Only let down is the screen really, would love a FHD one, but for this price, grab it
benjammin316

Got one and love it, it has become my main machine. over 7hrs battery … Got one and love it, it has become my main machine. over 7hrs battery life, near silent, no heat. Fantastic.Only let down is the screen really, would love a FHD one, but for this price, grab it


Hello benja, can you upgrade the SSD? also change the OS to windows?
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 30th Jan 2016
RiverDragon8

Hello benja, can you upgrade the SSD?




I honestly don't know. I tried taking it apart to have a look one day last year when I was bored at work, but after taking out the 9 screws on the bottom I chickened out. Nothing like a regular laptop which is pretty straight forward.


Doing some reading - joe.blog.freemansoft.com/201…tml

It seems pretty tough to do, again when compared to a standard lappy anyway
I think this is a decent machine if you can upgrade to a M.2 128 SSD and RAM and change the OS to windows all for less than £200.

Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 30th Jan 2016
piginabox

good deal. could be okay for some citrix receiver action.



Citrix doesn't work well on chromebooks. My work says that the encryption level is too low
RiverDragon8

I think this is a decent machine if you can upgrade to a M.2 128 SSD and … I think this is a decent machine if you can upgrade to a M.2 128 SSD and RAM and change the OS to windows all for less than £200.


Then you'd lose all the benefits of having a Chromebook.
DonDraper

Then you'd lose all the benefits of having a Chromebook.


No, your adding to the experience. You will be getting an ultra lightweight 14'' PC with 7 hours battery life (maybe less) with 128 SSD and 4GB RAM with Windows for less than £200.
Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 30th Jan 2016
How's he screen? What's it like for movies? If I stick windows on on it, how would it be for gaming? Obviously not expecting g it run latest games
This is an ARM laptop you'd need to install Windows 10 IoT edition for raspberry Pi and do some pro investigation to get drivers for it. Totally not worth it buy a laptop compatible with your OS.
Don't think Windows works with nvidia ARM chipsets?
RiverDragon8

No, your adding to the experience. You will be getting an ultra … No, your adding to the experience. You will be getting an ultra lightweight 14'' PC with 7 hours battery life (maybe less) with 128 SSD and 4GB RAM with Windows for less than £200.



If you really must try and ruin a chromebook by changing the OS you'd be better off looking for a HP 14-q050na as it runs an Intel CPU. Elementary OS is a much much better option than Windows though.....

If you want a lightweight Windows laptop just buy a Windows laptop it will be as cheap in the long run and a whole lot simpler
you can put linux on easily
I'm not sure Windows will support the CPU - the NVidia tegra. I know there was talk last year about it but haven't seen anything confirmed more recently. However, I may be wrong or behind current announcements! Would recommend that those thinking about the windows route do their research before buying......
I was just wondering if you could put office 365 on this chromebook
Badongkadong

Don't think Windows works with nvidia ARM chipsets?


TrickyDicky99

I'm not sure Windows will support the CPU - the NVidia tegra


It doesn't.
RiverDragon8

Hello benja, can you upgrade the SSD? also change the OS to windows?



Tegra K1 doesn't run Windows. Windows RT has been deprecated.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 30th Jan 2016
rainey4731

I was just wondering if you could put office 365 on this chromebook



You can't install it, you can use the web apps though.
rainey4731

I was just wondering if you could put office 365 on this chromebook



No it runs ChromeOS. You can only access MS Office online apps for chrome
This is a Chromebook, you don't need that much power because the only engine you have is a browser, you don't need much disk space because it's implicit you're going to save nearly everything in the cloud, and anyway you have sd slot and usb3 to exapand. If you want power you use chrome extensions or applications running in some server, like aws or azure or digital ocean, or like me you build your own linux server at home running 24/7 with your own software, databases, cloud, and so on.
if you coupled it with a tethering 4G contract, this is a great machine to work wherever you want wherever you are with absolutely no hassle. you can NOT put windows on it, you could with linux but there is no point. It's a pain to upgrade, and you don't need to anyway. and yes, the screen is awful, 45 degree is already too much to see clearly. The only very amazing chromebook is the google pixel, but IMHO that's too much money for what you get.
Edited by: "oolla" 30th Jan 2016
oolla

The only very amazing chromebook is the Google Pixel, but IMHO that's too … The only very amazing chromebook is the Google Pixel, but IMHO that's too much money for what you get.


Dell's Chromebook 13 is also very good. It's a bit cheaper than the Pixel.

A lot of Chromebooks have awful TN screens. I have a Samsung Series 5 550 and would never buy another Chromebook unless it had an IPS LCD (like the Dell and Pixel both have). The viewing angles on mine are dreadful.
Chromebooks are great. The keyboard shortcuts are a bit fiddly but the Web experience is second to none. This machine will boot up in 2ish seconds.
Moved to a chrome book and wouldn't go back. Bought the new Pixel, fantastic laptop
Chromebooks are great..excellent battery life, quick boot, no annoying ads and garbage that you get on a new PC. my laptop has been relegated as all I need is this and my phone.
aceuk

Dell's Chromebook 13 is also very good. It's a bit cheaper than the … Dell's Chromebook 13 is also very good. It's a bit cheaper than the Pixel.A lot of Chromebooks have awful TN screens. I have a Samsung Series 5 550 and would never buy another Chromebook unless it had an IPS LCD (like the Dell and Pixel both have). The viewing angles on mine are dreadful.



well, have you seen the price? it's even more expensive than the pixel after comparing specs! WT..?!?!
Screen on these is dreadful if you're used to a good quality laptop. It's like looking through fog. Bargain price though if you're not fussy,
oolla

well, have you seen the price? it's even more expensive than the pixel … well, have you seen the price? it's even more expensive than the pixel after comparing specs! WT..?!?!


You do know you don't have to buy the most expensive model? oO

The Celeron (£580.80) and Core i3 (£667.20) Chromebook 13s are still a good £131.80 to £218.20 less than the cheapest Core i5 Chromebook Pixel (£799).

If you work in education it's also possible to get some nice discounts on Dell's Chromebooks.

http://i.imgur.com/5QXd5X1.png
aceuk

You do know you don't have to buy the most expensive model? oOThe Celeron … You do know you don't have to buy the most expensive model? oOThe Celeron (£580.80) and Core i3 (£667.20) Chromebook 13s are still a good £131.80 to £218.20 less than the cheapest Core i5 Chromebook Pixel (£799).If you work in education it's also possible to get some nice discounts on Dell's Chromebooks.



hum... with a £300 discount things change a bit, but the cheapest pixel is still quite better than the most expensive dell, and notice that dell prices are ex-VAT, so for "normal" people the right comparison should be £799 pixel vs £1K+ Dell, no thanks
Dithering whether to get this for ages but have decided not to. Reviews say screen really lets it down to point where it is deal breaker for otherwise excellent machine.
oolla

hum... with a £300 discount things change a bit, but the cheapest pixel … hum... with a £300 discount things change a bit, but the cheapest pixel is still quite better than the most expensive dell, and notice that dell prices are ex-VAT, so for "normal" people the right comparison should be £799 pixel vs £1K+ Dell, no thanks


For the price of a Pixel you could almost by a Macbook Pro Retina. Sorry but I've used a Pixel and it isn't as good as a MBPr...
Must admit I can't see the point in the high end chromebooks...how much faster do you need chrome tabs to load???
I love chrome books and have spent many many hours tweaking, multi booting and stripping them down for people to add bigger SSD's etc...but I still think the 14" Intel HP Chromebooks were one of the best.
I've retired form Chromebook hacking now though and love the Macbook pro i replaced my chromebook(s) with.
(still running a Chrome OS partition in Parallels on my Mac though (_;) )
oolla

the cheapest pixel is still quite better than the most expensive dell


Indeed, but as I said above you don't necessarily need to buy the most expensive model. I would also choose the Pixel if I was after a Core i5 Chromebook since it has a number of things the Dell doesn't (like USB-C ports that support DisplayPort and a 3:2 LCD).

As I am sure you'll agree, most people could manage without a Core i5 or i7 processor in their Chromebook.

The prices I included in my post above for the Celeron and Core i3 models are inclusive of VAT by the way.
whats the benefit of a chrome book? serious question. why would I get one?
ayaz51

whats the benefit of a chrome book? serious question. why would I get one?


It's fantastic for people who just want a laptop for word processing, browsing, social media and just general tasks you can do online. I use mine for school and it's great. However I certainly wouldn't recommend having a Chromebook as the only computer. I still have a desktop for home use but the chromebook is great if you're away from your desktop.

Bloody cheap as well for what they can do!
ayaz51

whats the benefit of a chrome book? serious question. why would I get one?



Fast, good battery life and simple to use. good integration with Android if you have an Android phone
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