Amazon just cut $80 off the price of this HP touchscreen Chromebook
This Chromebook can also function as a tablet -- not bad for £280.
This Chromebook can also function as a tablet -- not bad for £280.HP
After nearly a year of laptop scarcity and high prices, we're finally starting to see more availability and better deals. If you're on the hunt for a K-12-friendly machine, I've got one for you -- though I'm going to restate my fondness for Neverware CloudReady, which can turn just about any old laptop into a capable Chromebook. It's totally free.
But here's a solid deal on a new system: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the HP Chromebook X360 for £280, which is £80 off the regular price and one of the best deals on record for this model.
I'll tell you right up front the X360's only real issue: screen resolution. The 12-inch touchscreen display operates at 1,366x912 pixels -- slightly better than most models of this size, but still on the low side. CNET Cheapskate
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The thing is, that's not likely to matter for basic schoolwork. And I'd say the pluses far outweigh that minus: The X360 includes 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 360-degree hinge for that screen (meaning it can work as both laptop and tablet), USB-C and Type-A ports and a battery good for up 13 hours, according to HP. CNET hasn't reviewed this model, but it scored a 4.6-star average from around 130 Amazon customers.
I suspect this would be a good fit for younger students, who will feel perfectly at home at a smaller-ish screen with lower-ish resolution. The touch support is a big win. Your thoughts?
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