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HP 11.6” Chromebook with Exynos 5250 Processor (Refurb. A-Grade)
This sturdy laptop displays content in the same quality as a 720p HDTV and makes text clear and easy to read. It also boasts a host of other features that keep it lightweight and portable.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
- Product number: HP J2L80UA#ABA-2-16-1.7RB
- Operating system: Google Chrome
- Screen: 11.6” (diagonal) widescreen LCD screen
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 1.7GHz Samsung Exynos 5250 dual-core (1MB cache)
- RAM: 2GB DDR3
- Storage: 16GB solid-state drive
- Webcam: yes
- WiFi: 802.11n
- Bluetooth: yes
- Ports: 2 USB 2.0
- Weight: 2.95lb.
- Product dimensions: 12”x10”x5”
- Condition: refurbished (A-grade)
- 30-day parts warranty
When iconic company Hewlett-Packard was born in 1939, it was not in a gleaming laboratory or during a late-night study session at a prestigious university. It was in a 12’x18’ garage that contained only a workbench and a used drill press. University friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard sold audio equipment to Disney (which used them during Fantasia production) and became HP soon after. Their humble garage is now marked with a plaque bearing the title “Birthplace of Silicon Valley”.
HP’s innovations laid the groundwork for the Valley’s surge in technological advances. Between the creation of the first handheld computer, which connected to printers and cassette drives, and development of speedier 64-bit processing technology currently used by brands such as Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends including the tablet and smartphone. It’s a community-conscious company, too; HP has donated to charity since 1940 and offers free recycling for all electronics, regardless of brand, at Staples.