Why HP’s Chromebook is Ready for Primetime

Every revolution starts with one man and a vision. (Bonus nerd points if you know where I stole that from.) Well HP has stepped up and lent the Chromebook big legitimacy points with the release of their Pavilion 14 model. HP has wisely decided the time for the wide adoption of Chromebook is now and I couldn’t agree more, especially with the money you can save by using an HP coupon code to score one.

Besides the backing of industry heavyweight HP, one of the big reasons Chromebook is now ready to takeoff is that the Cloud has now become fully legit. Many people (myself included) were initially dubious of its claims for security, reliability and even functionality fears. I’ve always been a chronic backer-upper and hard drive slave.  If I couldn’t see it on my hard drive, see it on an external backup drive, and even see it on a backup-backup flashdrive, it somehow wasn’t safe or even real. Now the reality is that if it’s stored on the cloud, it’s not going anywhere. In addition, the truth is, you no longer need all the tasking programs to be physically present on your computer. The Cloud works, both for computing and storage.

Facts are facts: In 2003, laptops outsold desktops for the first time. Tablets will soon (if they haven’t already) outsell laptaps, and HP is poised to make that happen with their killer version of the Chromebook. First off, the Pavilion 14 features an HP BrightView display that's about 2 inches wider and looks much better than any of the Chromebooks already available. It comes with HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, and a combo headphone and microphone jack to enable easy connections to displays and other devices.

On the soft side, it comes fully stocked for the Google-fied world with easy access to apps in the Chrome Web Store, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat. This means you can easily utilize Google applications, social networks, etc,. plus manage you’re your photos and docs. You get 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years, and auto-updates to apps and the Chrome OS ensure your software and security is kept up to date without you having to lift a brain cell.
And the cost? About 330 bucks. No, that’s not a typo.

So take the upward plunge into the Cloud, it’s not that scary. Considering the price of the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook, all it does, and all the freedom it affords you, that plunge feels pretty darn good. Don’t forget to use an HP coupon code for deep savings to make it feel even better.

By: Peter

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