Discounts bring both the HP Chromebook X360 14 and Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 to $449 this week

If you’re in the market for a mid-range Chromebook and have around $450 to spend, you’ve got an interesting choice to make this week. Based on discounts at Best Buy, both the HP Chromebook X360 14 and Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 are sharing the same $449 price tag.

These 2-in-1 Chromebooks are extremely similar when it comes to the configuration, features, and size. It’s probably easier to point out what’s actually different about them but in case folks want the full picture, here are the specs with differences in bold.

HP Chromebook X360 14Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14
Intel Core i3-8130U processorIntel Core i3-8130U processor
Intel UHD Graphics 620Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB of memory4 GB of memory
64 GB of eMMC storage, microSD card slot128 GB of eMMC storage, microSD card slot
14-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen14-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen with EMR pen support
Backlit keyboardBacklit keyboard
802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
Ports: 2 USB Type C, 1 USB Type-APorts: 2 USB Type C, 1 USB Type-A
HD webcamHD webcam
60 WHr battery56 WHr battery
12.81 x 8.93 x 0.63 inches13 x 9.06 x 0.66 inches
3.7 pounds3.99 pounds

As I said, these two devices are extremely similar.

They should generally perform the same with Chrome OS, although the extra memory on the HP will help that device. I’d also expect the HP to eke out a little more battery life over the Dell as well. But…. if you want 128 GB of local storage and/or a digital stylus, the Dell will better suit your needs.

Either way, it’s nice to have a choice at the same price point for two very capable 2-in-1 Chromebooks, which should last all this week.

4 thoughts on “Discounts bring both the HP Chromebook X360 14 and Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 to $449 this week

  • May 22, 2019 at 11:29 am

    I was just at Best Buy this weekend looking at the Dell for my son. It has a nice build.

  • May 23, 2019 at 6:26 am

    Are these systems among the ones that will be able to run Linux apps?

    • May 23, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Yes, these support Linux on Chrome OS, right out of the box.

  • May 24, 2019 at 2:05 am

    $399 in OKC brand new and $335 open box excellent.


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