HP Chromebook x360 14c first impressions: Great build quality in a smallish high-performing package

I have the 2021 HP Chromebook x360 14c on loan to change and my first impressions are very favorable. This has an 11th-gen Intel Core i3, 8 GB of memory, 128 GB of SSD storage and 14-inch screen in a 13.3-inch chassis.

HP Chromebook x360 14c with 4-core 11th-gen Core i3, 8 GB of RAM now $539.99

Among the latest 11th-gen Intel Core i3 Chromebooks, most use a dual-core CPU. The HP Chromebook X360 14c has a quad-core i3 and is currently less than the competition at $539.99.

New Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook with 11th-gen Core i3 launches at $549.99

The Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook was recently announced but the company hasn’t abandoned last year’s Flex 5 model. Costco has an updated Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook for $549.99 with 11th-gen Core i3 and 8 GB of RAM.

MWC 2021: Lenovo Chromebook 5i and Flex 5i debut, look great on paper

At MWC 2021, the new Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i and 5i devices debuted. Starting at $439.99, these look to piggyback on the success of last year’s Flex 5.

Did you miss the new Asus fanless Chromebox with 10th-gen Intel chips at CES 2021? (I did.)

If I hadn’t just built a Windows gaming PC last summer, I’d consider this new Asus Fanless Chromebox that was quietly announced at CES 2021. A locked VESA mount solution and 10th-gen Intel chips are in every configuration.

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