HP 14" Dual-Core Chromebooks w/Free 4G

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HP 14" Dual-Core Chromebooks w/Free 4G
Price: $179.99 - 199.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: (Tuesday, Jul 01 to Friday, Jul 04) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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[EDIT] - It has been pointed out that my pre-shipped model has a 32GB SSD, so I am sorry for the rant, but I WILL beach about the 10% WA sales tax! Amazon, please stop buying companies that I buy from! NEWEGG! HANG IN THERE!

Wow! $20 less (actually paid $246.36, with WA sales tax) than the one I ordered on Woot four flipping days ago, that is still in pre-shipment… Nice. I guess my name bears it.

I think the earlier one had 32 Mg. SSD.

HP Chromebook 14-q001xx User Guide

HP Chromebook 14-q001xx Maintenance and Service Guide Be careful with this one. HP’s manual warns that it only For HP authorized service providers. :wink:

Loved mine while I had it! Returned it to Costco after I picked up a C720 for $149 refurb on Amazon…tough to justify it at $379, but at $199 it is worth it (would pull the trigger and give my kid the C720 but I picked up another C720 new today on Amazon Fire deal for $59!!!).

Seriously, these are refurbed b/c dingbats buy them not comprehending their shortcomings (very few, but printing is awkward and you have to know how to live in Chrome…I run a $500k business on mine, but I love the cloud). It was a better machine than my C720 IMO…screen is not HD but liked the HP keyboard and speakers better and I think (although others have disagreed) that the additional 2GB of ram is beneficial. I also do miss the 4g more than I expected…burn through it in a day’s use, but it was nice in a pinch to not have to hotspot with my phone when the cafe WIFI sucked.

Oh and make sure you try to register for the 100MB and go-go passes…most refurb customers likely did not register when they had the machine so it is still open to the 2nd user…kind of a crapshoot but my C720 refurb came up with it.

Oh and IMO the SSD size is irrelevant…they are built for cloud use so can’t understand why there is a need for tons of local storage…of course I prefer to stream all of my media…

Check out this “good” review over at cnet and a couple of solid reviews over at microcenter.com

I was putting on my boxing gloves getting ready to throw down with w00t about the cheaper price and then I realized this was a 16GB SSD.

BTW, mine just got in today but I haven’t opened it yet. I’ve been really busy.

So happy someone spoke up about the 16 vs 32. I’ll sleep happy now.

Thanks for noticing! Yes, I do feel a bit better now. I would have made that upgrade.

Bought the 32GB SSD version of the 4 GB unit when this was up a couple weeks ago, installed Elementary OS (a variation of Ubuntu Linux) on it…instructions are stupid simple but you have to follow them to the letter:


and the thing just flies. Would definitely get another if I had a need.

Yes, you’re right it had 32 MB SSD for the previous Woot similar sale back on June 5th, 2014 at the web links below.

http://www.woot.com/offers/hp-14-dual-core-chromebook-with-free-4g

HP 14-Q063CL 14" Chromebook, HSPA+ with Free 2 Years 4G, HD BrightView LED-backlit, Intel Celeron 2955U, 32GB SSD, 4GB DDR3, 2x2 802.11n, Chrome OS - Snow White

June 5, 2014

Along with 7-pages of info in the forum posts about the previous sale below . . .

http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5802506&ref=cnt_odet_jtd

HP 14" Dual-Core Chromebook with Free 4G

Just noticed the more recent Sellout Woot sale for the 32-MB SSD version of the HP 14" Chromebook was June 22nd, 2012 4-days ago, but the related forum only has 15-posts in it.

Well, I just got it up and running. It actually looks super nice for a computer this price. I mean even the feel of the plastic is top notch. I’m waiting for the confirmation email from t-mobile but it looks like I’m getting free 200mb for life not just 2 years. This just keeps getting better and better.

Here is a screen cap of the email I got saying I have free data for life. Sorry I had to put a window over the phone # but I’m lazy and I’m not going to bother photochoping.

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I got the earlier Woot with the 4GB memory and 32GB drive. Mine arrived quickly and I’ve been using it ever since. It starts up so fast. I basically just have to flip up the screen or hit a key and it wakes up instantly. Battery life has been excellent and it hasn’t gotten hot. The HDMI out is nice to have. We used it tonight to stream an episode of MasterChef from the Fox website to our TV. The speakers are good, the webcam is fun and surprisingly really good in low light. The book itself is lightweight and looks great, though mine did arrive with light gray marks on the white cover. It’s a slight cosmetic blemish on an otherwise great machine for the price.

ETA: And yes, you get 200MB/month of data for life. Nothing special you have to do, just insert the included SIM, connect to T-Mobile’s network, and activate it. (Though some reported they didn’t get a SIM and had to contact T-Mobile. I did have to call T-Mobile to get a PIN to access my online dashboard, but I was able to use the 4G without it.) Also, if the previous owner did not already redeem it (and you haven’t either), you can upgrade your standard 15GB Google Drive space by an extra 100GB. I was able to get it but some others could not. Here’s a list of available goodies with Chromebooks:

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/goodies.html

found this on the HP site

NEW. 2 years upgraded to lifetime! Regardless of purchase date, your device has been upgraded to lifetime of free 4G! No action required by customers, upgrade is automatic. ***

http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ads/free-mobility/overview.html

Here’s a Chromebook update from the annual 2014 Google I/O conference June 25th-26th at the web link below . . .

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/google-chromebooks-will-be-able-to-run-some-android-89878383699.html

Google Chromebooks Will be Able to Run Some Android Apps

June 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — At Google I/O, the company had a short update on its line of Chromebook laptops. As most people who have Chromebooks also have phones, most of the updates centered around Chrome OS and Android integration.

Sorry if these are dumb questions, just very new to Chromebooks in general. With it having an HDMI out, does this mean the desktop can be extended or does this just mirror the desktop?

Also, I need the ability to open, edit, and save Excel files. I’m guessing Office Apps does this? Thanks for any help.

You can either mirror or run with 2 displays (one being the resident 14" Chromebook display).

I use both Google Sheets (Google’s version of Excel) and OneDrive (basically MS’s version of Google Drive, which allows you to use online, free versions of their Office Suite).

My girlfriend bought one of these on eBay, with 2GB RAM and no HSPA+ data, for about 180 shipped.

This chromebook is AWESOME. It easily competes with a $1200 Gaming Rig i built a year ago. Boots up in about 8 seconds or less, quicker if you just close and open the lid. You can have at least 8 YouTube tabs playing at once (why, because you can!). They should come with 100GB of extra Drive space for 2 years also. And with Googles Chromebook/Android merge thing announced at I/O, well, I’m tempted.

Seriously tempted. I just don’t know if I need to do college classes on the couch. Decisions decisions.