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[Amazon.ca] HP Chromebook 14-db0002ca, 14.0" HD, (AMD A4-9120C, 4GB DDR4, 64GB SSD, Chrome OS), Chalkboard Grey, 6SH70UA#ABL $199.99

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[Amazon.ca] HP Chromebook 14-db0002ca, 14.0" HD, (AMD A4-9120C, 4GB DDR4, 64GB SSD, Chrome OS), Chalkboard Grey, 6SH70UA#ABL $199.99

Seems decent.
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May 26, 2009
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was just looking at this. Never had a chromebook and wondering to take the plunge or stick to windows.
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never had a chromebook before,
will this continue to get OS updates unlike most Android phone which get no update after 1 or 2 year?
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sf1 wrote: never had a chromebook before,
will this continue to get OS updates unlike most Android phone which get no update after 1 or 2 year?
For personal use I recommend going with a Chromebook. Continuous Windows updates just boggle the laptop down overtime while with Chrome OS the computer barely slows down, if any. Also the Google apps are better integrated than Microsoft's and Chrome OS is typically supported for 4-5 years. I tried using Chrome OS for business using Google's G Suite and it was great for the price but I eventually realized that Google Docs was not cutting it and their Audio Conferencing was not as advanced as Microsoft's Teams. If it weren't for those caveats I would have stuck with Chrome OS for sure.
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I really enjoy my chromebook. Maybe I havnt used the new Microsoft word but imo google docs is great for sharing with multiple people.

The only reason I cant use chromebooks as my primary is because of specific drafting software and quickbooks. If its for home use I would 100% recommend. The battery is fantastic and its very fast.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Almost a winner except for the 768p screen.
Exactly this. Almost, but no cigar...
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Isn't it $10 cheaper on Best buy? Pretty sure I saw it there.
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I have a variant of this Chromebook with the same TN panel which I use for university. The screen is terrible. If you really don't care about how the visuals are and just want to do tasks then the actual performance is really great. It can handle like 50 tabs being open at once, but the screen is a no go. Just a heads up
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wall-E wrote: its 1366x768 .. so not 1080p
Yup its $200 .... so not $300 or $400Winking Face. Best to temper our expectations don't you think.

Btw AUE (googlespeak for end-of-life updates) is Jun 2026 so guaranteed FW updates for 6.5yrs. Not bad at all IMO. With 4gb ram & 64gb storage, its really pretty good specs for the $$$!

That said, if it were me, I'd pay more (eg Lenovo's BF deal @$269 for the C330) to get a touchscreen 2in1 convertible. Don't forget this CB also has baked in Android playstore & as we all know, android apps are optimised for touchscreen.

Just me $0.02
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wall-E wrote: was just looking at this. Never had a chromebook and wondering to take the plunge or stick to windows.
its very limited - it will only be good as a second option I tried to switch and couldn't but who knows maybe you might be able to...
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So i check and for about 10 of my daily software, zero are compatible with a Chromebook.

Endnotes, SPSS, Antidote, Mplus, etc.

What are people doing on this?

What's the point?

Is this for people that only do extremely minimal document editing and no real job?

Is this a glorified tablet?
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Sep 4, 2016
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I just bought this at Shoppers.....299...grrr....but it was a 20x points event so I got the 100 back, but still.....
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haroldliang wrote: I'm pretty sure this is 64gb emmc, not ssd.
I’m pretty sure that’s not what it says.
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FooNdaR wrote: I’m pretty sure that’s not what it says.
Very likely they've misstated the facts.

They purposefully gimp these notebooks with eMMC, it's a marketing strategy to segment their demos.

SSDs are flap jack cheap nowadays, but they insist on sourcing eMMC garbage for this reason.

Nonsense like this is why I created the eBay Laptop thread in Computers and Electronics. Sourcing used or refurb is often superior.
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vonblock wrote:
Is this for people that only do extremely minimal document editing and no real job?

Is this a glorified tablet?
Yes and yes. And worth it at $200.

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