Nab this HP Chromebook X360 with 8 GB of RAM, U-series Core i3 for $150 off

The HP Chromebook X360 with a 14-inch display comes in a number of configurations and the highest one available in retail stores is now down to $449.00 thanks to a $150 discount at Best Buy. I’d consider this package to be one of the best mid-range Chromebooks that won’t break the bank.

In fact, unless you’re a developer or a heavy-duty user of Linux on Chromebooks, this 2-in-1 should easily handle any tasks you can throw at it. Part of that is due to the 8 GB of memory while another part is due to the higher-performing U-Series processor as compared to the typical Y-Series Intel chips found in many other Chromebooks at this price.

Here’s a rundown of the HP Chromebook X360 specs:

CPUDual-core Intel Core i3-8130U
clocked at 2.2 GHz with 3.4 GHz boost
GPUIntel UHD 620 Graphics
Memory8 GB DDR4, 2133 MHz
Storage64 GB eMMC, microSD card expansion
Display14-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen
ConnectivityIntel Wireless-AC 7265 802.11ac (2×2) Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
PortsTwo USB Type-C (3.1), one USB Type-A (3.1),
headphone/microphone
InputBacklit keyboard, multi-touch trackpad
AudioB&O stereo speakers
Battery60 WHr, up to 14 hours claimed run time
Software supportAutomatic Chrome OS updates through
June 2025

If there’s a specific or universal downside to this particular model, I’d say its the surprising lack of an integrated webcam for video chat. Aside from that, however, this is a solid performer at a great price.

Yes, the HP Chromebook X360 uses an 8th-generation Intel processor and I expect we’ll soon see some Chromebooks that run on either 9th- or 10th-gen silicon, perhaps as early as next week at the Consumer Electronics Show.

I’ll be there with full reports but even if a few Chromebooks with newer chips are announced, I don’t expect to see them available for at least three months, if not more. And it’s not likely they’ll have price tags as low as $449, at least not to start.

4 thoughts on “Nab this HP Chromebook X360 with 8 GB of RAM, U-series Core i3 for $150 off

  • January 4, 2020 at 1:51 pm
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    Mine has a webcam. 0.9 megapixel and 720p video.

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  • January 4, 2020 at 7:19 pm
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    Thats nice but it was $349 for a week around Black Friday. Great chromebook….I’ve got 2 of them 🙂

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    • January 5, 2020 at 10:22 am
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      Super deal black Friday here, too

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  • January 5, 2020 at 10:03 am
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    My family bought four of them before Christmas for $349 at Best Buy. Love them! Great performance. Quality build. Fast. And they do have webcams!

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