HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us, another attempt to sell Google's OS to masses or a great laptop choice? I'll try to answer that question below. For the price this laptop might be very lucrative choice. But there are some things good to keep in mind about Chromebooks. Let me tell you if this computer can benefit you in some way.
Last time I checked Amazon.com had the lowest price on this bad boy. So if you are after cheap price and reliable service, I'd recommend checking them out. You'll also get free delivery with this laptop, provided it's ordered within the US.
Chromebooks are mostly aimed for basic users who just want to browse Internet, call their friends with Skype and write e-mails now and then. As such the performance isn't top notch. You won't be playing games or executing heavy applications with specs like Intel Celeron 1.1GHz CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB SSD this laptop has to offer.
Another thing to keep in mind is the new OS. It's not Windows. It's not Macintosh. Hell, it's not even Linux. It's Google Chrome OS. And it's absolutely best served with Internet. There are some things you can do offline with it, though. Just remember that the offline capabilities are very limited. Internet is basically a must with Chromebook.
- Very affordable
- Extremely compact size
- Not for gamers or heavy users
Are there any good sides about the Chromebook then? Sure. Even though it very much requires Internet, isn't that the case with every laptop nowadays? Without Internet you can watch movies and listen to music with your laptop. So can you with Chromebook. Also, when was the last time you didn't actually have access to Internet? I bet there were not many times like that. Internet is everywhere now.
The small size of HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us can also be seen as a positive feature. The screen size is 14 inches and the whole laptop weighs 4lbs. Thus the laptop is very, very mobile. You can take it with you anywhere. A traveler flying a lot or student going to campus (with wireless Internet) every day would benefit from such lightweight laptop a lot.
They've also tried to make the user experience of Chromebook a breeze. They boot up very fast and should work seamlessly after that. That is, of course, if you use it only for light things. Playing games and doing heavy stuff isn't feasible with Chromebook because of the low performace.
HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us is another useful Chromebook in the bunch. It's remarkably affordable, extra lightweight and very small in size. The downside is the performance. It's not a tool for gamers or power users. However, if you have broadband connection at home (you probably do) and plan to use this laptop where Internet is accessible (it probably is) and will use it only for light computing, by all means go for it. In this case it will probably be very ideal choice for you.Click here to purchase this product on Amazon.