HP Chromebook 11 available again, only at Amazon in blue

Summary:HP recalled the Chromebook 11 due to a faulty charger issue and it has been unavailable for some time. I found it on Amazon a couple days ago and placed my order.

HP Chromebook 11 available again at Amazon
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I purchased and then returned the HP Chromebook 11 in October and then when I went to buy it again HP had recalled the device .

While searching both the Google and Amazon website a couple days ago, I do this a few times a week, I found that the blue model is back and placed my order. I tested the HP Chromebook 14 and still think the HP Chromebook 11 is the best value Chromebook available today.

One of the reasons I prefer the HP Chromebook 11 is the microUSB charging port. This allows me to travel with one charger for my phones and the Chromebook. This is also the reason that HP recalled the device, there was an overheating issue with the charger. This updated offering ships with a new charger, but there are no other changes with the Chromebook itself.

The only Chromebook 11 I can find available is the blue and white model. I originally had a green and white one and previously HP and Google offered the device in red, yellow, green, and blue. I'm sure we will see the other colors made available soon, but I'm fine with the blue model and look forward to having a Chromebook again.

To help offset the cost of the device, I am planning to return the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover I just purchased for my iPad Mini with Retina display because it is just too cramped for me to enter text efficiently. I plan to use the HP Chromebook 11 for writing blog posts and sticking with the iPad Mini for primarily media usage.

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Topics: Mobility, Google

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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