There are many budget computers on the market but definitely not all of them are worth even the little amount of money you’re paying for them. Although, if you do your research, you can find very good ones that are affordable and have good configurations. A budget computer that was named a “MacBook alternative” is the HP Chromebook 14’‘. Of course, you wouldn’t get all the things that the 1000$ MacBook can get you from the HP Chromebook but if you’re looking to switch from Windows to something else and don’t feel like throwing a 1K on an Apple computer (actually, best Apple computers cost even more than that), the 14-inch HP product is definitely an option. It comes with the Google Chrome operating system that is very basic and easy to use for newcomers.
HP Chromebook 14 – Specifications:
Of course, you can’t quite play any other games, except for online ones like FarmVille or CandyCrush, because it has an Intel HD Graphics graphics card, 1.83GHz Intel Celeron N2940 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 16GB eMMC drive which means it’s perfect for writing essays, making PowerPoint presentations, going through your Twitter and Facebook feed and watching HD movies but not for big games like League of Legends or Dota. Its screen is sharp but kind of dim, so while watching movies, some scenes may look dark and muddy.
HP Chromebook 14 – Audio, Ports, and Battery Life:
The audio system on HP Chromebook 14 is very accurate and very low sounds, like whispers, can be heard very clearly. Many people have commented on its remarkable ability to take extreme multitasking without a noticeable slowdown. On the sides, the computer has a security lock slot, two USB 2.0 ports, a regular USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port to stream movies from your computer to your TV, for example, a headphone jack and a microSD slot. Also, the computer is very easy to carry around since it weighs 3.48 pounds and comes in 4 attractive colors – gray, white, blue and red as well. The HP product is equipped with a 0.9-megapixel web camera which takes accurate colorful photos, but you can’t rely on it to give you too high-quality ones. Its battery lasts up to 7 hours and takes about 2 hours to fully charge.
HP Chromebook 14 – Price and Conclusion:
The HP Chromebook’s pricing starts at just 258 $ (prices for the US). What the HP Chromebook 14” has to offer is very remarkable for its modest price. It’s an amazing computer for students in high school or university or even for worker’s, whose jobs require a lot of Microsoft Office work. At the same time, you can clean your mind by browsing the internet and watching movies, without closing your work or school projects since no slowdown will take place.