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HP Chromebook 11 with SlimPort Technology Review - Final Thoughts

HP Chromebook 11 with SlimPort Technology Review
Trace checks out HP's Chromebook 11, a Google-inspired Chromebook featuring SlimPort tech. It's affordable, but what does that mean for performance? (NYSE:HPQ)
| Standard Laptops in Laptops | Posted: Jan 27, 2014 3:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: HP

Final Thoughts

 

So, at the end of this review, I'm left with mixed feelings. Yes, the Chromebook 11 has beautiful styling (most definitely stolen from the mid-2000s MacBook). However, performance-wise, I'm left wanting. It's nice that the system is completely fanless and remains cool, but the sluggish webpage loading sort of diminishes the system's overall value.

 

When you start looking at comparable systems in terms of cost, there are-at least in my opinion-many other options that are much more attractive. For instance: the Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with double the storage, is full x86-compatible, and is much more capable in terms of what the operating system can do and system can do.

 

Although, if you're looking for a disposable system that is highly interlinked with Google Services, then the Chromebook 11 is a great choice. I'm just not sold on the whole Chrome OS. It does come with a fantastic keyboard though, which is something the above-mentioned tablet wouldn't come with.

 

What I'm more interested and excited about is the SlimPort technology that HP and Google have integrated into the micro-USB charging port. This is something that I would like to see in future products across the spectrum, though I would love to know whether or not it can be implemented in a normal USB port, as micro-USB charging for systems much larger than the Chromebook 11 is impractical at best.

 

While I'm not sold on the whole Chrome OS, I can see where it has its appeal. If you are one of those people looking for a cheap Chromebook, then the Chromebook 11 is a good choice due to its solid keyboard, sturdy construction, and stylish good looks.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the HP Chromebook 11 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The HP Chromebook 11 retails for $277.01 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The HP Chromebook 11 retails for $428.99 at Amazon Canada.

 

 

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