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HP Chromebook 14” Laptop (Refurbished)
Ideal for users who spend most of their computer time on the internet, the HP Chromebook syncs up with your Google account and saves most of your files online. This eliminates the need for a clunky hard drive, making the laptop slim and lightweight for effortless portability.
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.
Flash Memory: Speed and Reliability
Built-in eMMC (embedded MultiMediaCard) flash memory performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, an eMMC doesn’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, it uses flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, eMMCs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
- Product number: 14-ak031nr-RF
- Operating system: Chrome OS
- Screen: 14” HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit display
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 16GB eMMC flash storage
- Webcam: yes
- Weight: 6lb.
- Product dimensions: 13.54” (W) x 9.54” (D) x 0.70” (H)
- Condition: refurbished
- 90-day warranty from Ecom Direct
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.