It’s back: $250 off the $629 HP Chromebook 14c with Core i3, 8 GB of memory

There’s no need to fight Black Friday crowds for deals this year as many retailers are using this whole week to share their discounts. And to limit in-store activities due to COVID-19, for that matter. Best Buy’s Black Friday week has kicked off and if I had to pick one deal out of the bunch, I’d go with the HP Chromebook 14c. Normally priced at $629, this convertible Chromebook is discounted to $379, making it a steal for what you get.

If you recall when HP announced the starting price of $499 for this 14-inch 2-in-1, I said to pay attention to the device specifications. That base model uses a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6405U processor, 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of local storage. Buy getting the $379 special deal, this HP Chromebook X360 14c gets beefier hardware: a 10th-generation dual-core Intel Core i3-10110U processor, 8 GB of memory and the same 64 GB of eMMC storage.

Along with the updated processor and memory, this model has a 14-inch IPS 1920×1080 touch panel with an average but decent 250 nits of brightness and 45% NTSC support. It also has WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 support, plus a trio of USB ports: 2 SuperSpeed Type-C and one SuperSpeed Type-A.

The keyboard is backlit and you can add additional local storage via a memory card slot. The 2-in-1 laptop supports an optional USI stylus and charges over USB-C with an included 45W charger. And it has a handy fingerprint sensor under the right corner of the keyboard as well.

It’s hard to find a Chromebook at this price with a Core i3 processor, let alone 8 GB of memory, which I generally recommend as the minimum if possible. Having more than double the relatively standard 4 GB of RAM offers more headroom to open up dozens of browser tabs or run Android apps alongside the browser. It’s not a “must-have” for most Chromebook users but definitely nice to have.

Get this HP Chromebook X360 14c deal

Update: This post was originally published on November 23. As of today, this deal is back.

2 thoughts on “It’s back: $250 off the $629 HP Chromebook 14c with Core i3, 8 GB of memory

  • November 24, 2020 at 7:25 am
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    Reviewers seem to be very pleased with the performance of this HP, even though it comes with a 64-GB eMMC local drive instead of a 128-GB PCIe SSD. Nor does it have various other premium build features like quad speakers. Still, this seems to be a very fair price for a good buy.

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  • November 27, 2020 at 1:32 pm
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    Can I do banking and excel, etc with this – 14C with core 1 3 – 8 GB memory

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