Two very similar Core i3-powered Chromebooks are on sale at Best Buy: The HP Chromebook X340 14 and Dell’s Inspiron Chromebook 14. Here are the key differences in these discounted $350 to $399 2-in-1 Chromebooks.
HP Chromebook X360 14
A reader looking for a budget Chromebook with $250 to $400 to spend asked what I’d recommend. There are a ton of entry-level devices, but I didn’t suggest any of them. Here’s what I recommended and why.
Got a $450 budget for your next Chromebook purchase? If I did, I’d pull the trigger on the HP Chromebook X360 14, currently on sale at Best Buy for $449; a great price for a 1080p device with Intel’s Core i3 U-series chip.
Got a $400 budget for your next Chromebook purchase? If I did, I’d pull the trigger on the HP Chromebook X360 14, currently on sale at Best Buy for $399; a great price for an 1080p device with Intel’s Core i3 U-series chip.
If you missed the $200 off deal on the Core i3 HP Chromebook X360 a few weeks ago, it’s back. You’ll need a free my Best Buy account to purchase this capable 2-in-1 for $399.
If you’re going to spend $300 or so on a low-end Chromebook, consider stretching your budget this week: With a free my BestBuy account, the HP Chromebook X360 14 with Core i3 and 8GB of memory can be had for $399.
$399 is the lowest price I’ve seen yet on the Core i3-powered HP Chromebook X360 14. At this price over the holiday weekend, it’s a steal of a deal compared to other 2-in-1 Chromebooks with a similar cost.
With Google not considering Intel’s newest processors for Chromebooks yet, the next Pixelbook, aka: Atlas, won’t likely offer more, if any, performance than from currently available high-end devices. So why wait?
Well this is rare: The very similar 14-inch Chromebooks from Dell and HP are the same $449 price due to an all-week sale. Which is better for you? Check this comparison.
At $599, the HP Chromebook X360 with 14-inch 1080p display is a good value. It’s even better with $100 off this week and you get a Google Home Mini as an added bonus.
The Pixelbook and four other fairly new Chromebooks have the special flag to enable GPU acceleration, making these the first to get the new feature for Linux. This should bring the Android emulator and improved gaming capabilities to Project Crostini.