HP Chromebook X360 14 on sale again for $399 for My BestBuy accounts

A few weeks ago, Best Buy dropped the price of the HP Chromebook X360 14 down to $449. That’s a pretty good deal for a 2-in-1 Chromebook with Core i3 processor, 8 GB of memory and 64 GB of storage. I mentioned then that you can save an additional $50 with a free myBestBuy account. That same deal is back this week, reducing the cost to $399.

In terms of the HP Chromebook X360 14, I’d call it squarely in the mid-range Chromebook market: Plenty of performance for everyday basic use and enough to have a good 10 to 15 browser tabs open simultaneously.

You can also throw some full-time Android apps – I run Messages and Spotify pretty much all the time – into the mix. The device should handle light Linux use as well but if you plan to run Linux for hours a day, every day, you’d probably want to invest in something a little better.

Here’s what you get: An 8th-gen Intel Core i3-8130U with a 2.2 GHz base frequency, turbo-boost up to 4GHz; a 14-inch full HD touch display with thin bezels on the sides, 8GB of memory, 64GB of eMMC storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. There are a pair of USB Type-C ports and one Type-A, plus a headphone/microphone jack and microSD card reader. HP says to expect 13.5 hours of run-time per charge.

Because the chip inside is a U-Series model, it can run longer at full capacity, unlike Y-Series chips found in the Pixel Slate, for example. The one possible downside? U-Series chips require fans to reduce the heat produced during those heavy-duty CPU cycles, so the HP Chromebook X360 does have a fan.

Typically, low-end Chromebooks are in the sub-$200 to $350 price range and come with relatively less capable Pentium processors and 4 GB of RAM. If your budget puts you in that price range and you can stretch a little further on price, the HP Chromebook X360 14 at $399 is a great buy.

2 thoughts on “HP Chromebook X360 14 on sale again for $399 for My BestBuy accounts

  • August 15, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    You’re drunk. I regularly have 100+ tabs open with this thing while running multiple Android apps. This thing can handle anything you throw at it. The only affect all this activity has on performance is the battery, running all this stuff will impair how long the battery last on a full charge but it’s still enough to get through an average day.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 1:06 pm
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    Caught at Best Buy this past weekend (3 day sale) plus $50 discount to $374 before taxes. Looking forward to delivery today👍

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    • August 19, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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      Nice deal!

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