HP Chromebook 11 now under £200 at Amazon, PC World

HP's latest notebook to run Google's no-frills software, the Chromebook 11, has had its price slashed from £230 to £200 on Amazon.

HP's latest notebook to run Google's no-frills software, the Chromebook 11, has had its price slashed from £230 to £200 on Amazon. PC World is flogging it for £230 with a £30 cashback deal too, until 4 December.

If you're after a simple device for browsing and email, but fancy a full keyboard rather than a touchscreen tablet, you'll do well to find a better option for under £200.

Chromebook is Google's name for the genre, which are basically laptops running its Chrome operating system -- a bit like Android -- rather than Windows or Mac OS. Most manufacturers call their products Chromebook, and they're all very similar.

Samsung's 2012 effort can be had for £20 less, but this HP version looks classier and has a better screen. It's a fairly basic 1,366x768-pixel, 11.6-inch display, but its IPS tech makes it brighter and clearer.

Inside there's a pretty weak 1.7GHz mobile processor, 2GB of RAM and just 16GB of storage, which you can't expand because there's no SD card slot. But that's not really the point -- this is a laptop you just use for browsing the Web, with Chrome's add-ons the only apps you can install. If you want tonnes of games, you'll be better off with an Android tablet such as the new Nexus 7 .

"A fresh look and comfortable feel make HP’s 11-inch budget Chromebook an appealing bet," says my colleague Scott Stein in his full review at CNET.com . Watch his video for a closer look:

Cashback

Meanwhile, PC World's doing more cashback on iPads and other Google-powered gadgets, with a range of money-in-your-wallet offers on Android tablets and the Kindle Fire, depending on the price. You'll find all the details in this PDF.

Are you considering a Chromebook? What's your experience with them been like? Deliver your own verdict down in the comments, or over on our no-frills Facebook page.

 

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