HP 14-Q049wm Celeron 2955 Chromebook, Certified Refurbished Review

HP 14-Q049wm Celeron 2955 Chromebook, Certified Refurbished Review

HP Chromebook 14-Q049wm
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The certified and refurbished model HP 14-Q049wm is a colourful and smart looking 14 inch diagonal HD screen Chromebook with a 4th generation entry level dual core Intel Celeron processor and 4GB memory to multitask several apps and browsers smoothly, a Solid State Drive with snappier performance rather than a traditional large SATA hard drive and a very long battery life. It comes loaded with many useful Google apps and free 4G connectivity for life to use conveniently at locations there is no internet access.

HP Chromebook comes with the ultra low voltage dual core Intel Celeron 2955U processor (2MB L3 Cache) at 1.4 GHz speed without the turbo boost or hyper threading functions, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM at 1600MHz, 16GB solid-state drive for quick performance, start-ups in about 5 seconds and waking up from hibernation almost instantly and naturally the Chrome operating system. Celeron 2955U processor is more than adequate for basic multimedia and anything you’d do on a daily basis and helps longer battery life with its max power consumption of 15 watts. Like other Chromebooks, it is designed to be mostly used for online stuff but that has been changing and more apps are becoming available offline so for certain things you don’t need to be connected to the internet to be able to use Chromebook.

You can’t use or run your usual Windows software on Chromebooks, so no Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, PowerPoint but Google Docs, Sheets and Slides instead. You get 200MB free 4G internet access for life as long as you use the device on T-Mobile network, so this is quite convenient if you travel to locations where there is no internet and this deal is available for you without any contracts or conditions. You get to browse the internet and access your favourite Google applications on its large and beautiful 14 inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 max screen resolution and Intel HD graphics with a similar graphics performance level of Intel HD 3000 and the discrete AMD Radeon HD 8250. It has dual speakers and a HP TrueVision HD webcam offering vibrant clarity with a built-in digital microphone for a decent web chat with friends and family.

HP 14-Q049wm Celeron 2955 Chromebook, Certified Refurbished Review
Coral HP Chromebook weighs 4.07 pounds with dimensions of 0.81 x 13.56 x 9.44 inches- has a compact- slim and lightweight design so you can easily take it anywhere. Full-size island-style keyboard without a 10-key numeric pad but a multi-touch HP Imagepad that supports multiple gestures. Its 4-cell 51WHr 7 Ah lithium-ion polymer battery gives you up to 8.5 hours of battery life in normal use. Connectivity options include 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45 connectivity, Multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack and Kensington MicroSaver lock slot.

Conclusion: HP 14-Q049WM is quite a good value for money laptop offering a good alternative to the more expensive Windows laptops if you use the computer mainly for internet surfing, light games or word processing kind of stuff- like most people. It is easy to use, offers fast performance with the Celeron 2955U processor and SSD, is able to multitask efficiently with the 4GB RAM and has a larger screen than other Chromebooks but having said that the Chrome OS is still not for everyone but it is user friendly and has built-in security features and upgrades constantly without you having to do anything manually and although you can’t run the regular apps that you have on Mac or Windows systems so there is no Skype, iTunes or Microsoft Office but Chrome specific applications that let you perform those tasks. And your files stay safer on cloud based Google Drive, away from your machine and everything is backed up to the cloud. It comes with a 12 month limited hardware warranty and technical support.

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