I ordered and received one of these (M-3 processor) last month. The screen quality, the feel of the keys, EVERYTHING is absolutely superb. Mine came through with a back lit keyboard. Referb? I swear it’s brand new with a brand new warranty. HP deserves an award for this Chromebook. No, it’s not too hot on my lap. The M-3 processor limps along unless it’s asked to muscle through a tough task. It weighs the same as my old ACER C720 11" Chromebook, which is to say, VERY light weight. The only negative I’ve found is that the battery charge lasts “only” 8-10 hours.
If you’re on the fence about this one, GET IT! You will love it.
Please tell me more about the “processor limps along…” line.