Amazon Canada has a very hot deal on the HP 11″ Chromebook 11-1101us (2GB RAM, 16GB, Chrome OS) this week. Purchase this awesome little laptop for just $219.94 with free shipping, which is $100 off the original price of $319.99.
This computer runs the Chrome OS with a Samsung Exynos 5250 processor, 2GB RAM, and a 16GB solid-state hard drive. The full size keyboard is maintained for comfortable typing without running into the wrong letters. The Chromebook also features two USB ports, a webcam, WLAN, and Bluetooth. The battery lasts for up to six hours before needing recharging. It also has an 11.6″ IPS (Integrated Prenatal Screening) display with 1366 x 768 resolution that offers wider color gamut and contrast ratio packed into this small little unit. I do not know much about laptop screen technology, but word on the street says that this is a very good deal for a laptop featuring an IPS screen.
The Chromebook is not a regular laptop. It runs web-based apps from Google instead of traditional PC applications. However, that does not limit you from seeing or editing documents that have been created through Adobe or Word. You will just do so via a Google app instead of those PC programs.
The Chromebook differs in another way. Your information is not stored on the computer. Rather, you store your documents, photos, and more to Google Drive (Google’s Cloud-based storage service). They do not take up space on your computer so your device never becomes bogged down. I am not so sure I like the idea of giving over my information and valuable data to someone else to store without having my own copy of it, but the number of times I have lost a hard drive and all the information stored on it is countless. Maybe this is a better way.
I also made sure to do a little price comparing in case you doubted the awesomeness of this deal. The same computer is $279.99 @ BestBuy, $339.59 @ NCIX.com, $318 @ Walmart.ca, $323.03 @ Canadian Computers & Electronics, and $287.26 @ Hookbag.ca. Most of these companies charge shipping as well, so you are getting an even better deal at Amazon.ca because the HP Chromebook will ship free as it costs over $25.
Do any of our Moosers own one of these? If you do, please comment and let us know what you think of the HP Chromebook.