I am starting to believe that the best time to buy a Laptop computer is ‘Roughly’ from Memorial Day to possibly July 4th. It seems that both OEM’s and retailers are preparing for a change in their stock, and old stock needs to be moved out in order to make room for incoming new stock.

I just paid $209.99 total cost (no tax ‘n free shipping) for a new HP 14″ Chromebook – 14a-na0023cl – Intel® Celeron® N4000 – 14″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) display – Intel UHD Graphics 600 – Bonus Sleeve & Wireless Mouse – 4GB Memory – 64GB Storage (eMMC) – and some other ‘Stuff’. I suspect that the price ‘May’ drop below $200 in the next few weeks, but the price I paid should still be close.

HP must go thru a lot of Chromebooks because I couldn’t find this one on their sales site…had to go to HP support to find it. Looks like the “Release Year” was 2020:

I tried hard to find a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 on displays smaller than 15.6” and switching my search from Samsung to HP was the key.

Will be interesting to see if that “Bonus” mouse works better under Chrome OS than the basic Wheel Mouse does under Linux. It took a lot of searching ‘n scrolling to find this one – would’ve taken forever with a mouse under Linux.

  • BTW, I often forget to mention that a Laptop’s trackpad/touchpad seems to scroll much better than a mouse under Linux…if you happen to like a trackpad/touchpad (I don’t like them except for brief use). 😉

Also interested in seeing if they have the annoying “Authenticate” popups and/or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ that most Linux Distros force upon their Desktop users.

OK…the Chromebook seller just sent me an email that the UPS shipping label has been created (purchase was last nite – 23rd), so I should get it by Friday the 28th, maybe sooner since UPS is usually fast w/ deliveries.

Will add this post to the new Chromebooks page…

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!