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HP Chromebook 14” Laptop (Manufacturer Refurbished)
The HP Chromebook achieves its thin, lightweight frame by ditching a clunky hard drive in favor of flash and online storage. The laptop’s compact build makes it a reliable travel companion when you need to get work done at a coffee shop or want to watch a movie during a long flight.
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.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
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.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
- Product number: 14-ak040nr
- Operating system: Chrome OS
- Screen: 14” HD SVA Brightview WLED-backlit
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processor (burst frequency up to 2.58GHz)
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L SDRAM
- Storage: 16GB eMMC
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: microSD
- Webcam: HP TrueVision HD webcam with integrated digital microphone
- Audio: built-in stereo speakers, HD Audio
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: yes
- Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone/microphone combo
- Battery: 3-cell 37WHr lithium-ion battery
- Battery life: up to 9 hours and 15 minutes
- Weight: 3.74lb.
- Product dimensions: 13.54” (W) x 9.45” (D) x 0.7” (H)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- 90 days warranty from HP
When iconic company HP 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 it 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 like Apple and Microsoft, HP cemented itself as an architect of current tech trends like 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.