HP Chromebook 11 available again, only at Amazon in blue

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.

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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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  • Re: HP Chromebook 11 available again....

    What needs to be recognized is had the correct quality control procedures been in place to begin with the product would not have been pulled in the place.

    As I have said before with such low budget Chrome Books corners are inevitably going to be cut to keep production costs down.
    5735guy
    • kinda

      it's not that rare for tech products to have some manufacturing defect. it happens with batteries, screens, plugs... sure, it's not an everyday occurrence but it happens often enough.
      i believe only 14 of these were reported which is what prompted the pull. so it could have been a bad batch and the majority not defective at all. and i think this is mostly the case, a bad batch of batteries or screens or plugs...
      oneleft
    • Dude

      Apple, Microsoft, and other companies have also had issues with some of their products. I'm no fan of the Chromebook but come on man...
      athynz
  • Re: HP Chromebook 11 available again....

    What needs to be recognized is had the correct quality control procedures been in place to begin with the product would not have been pulled in the place.

    As I have said before with such low budget Chrome Books corners are inevitably going to be cut to keep production costs down.
    5735guy
    • Apologies for the Double Post

      .
      5735guy
    • Lack of quality control

      October 30, 2013 - Apple is recalling some of its flagship iPhone 5s handsets after a flaw was found in the batteries that causes them to unexpectedly run out of juice.

      "We recently discovered a manufacturing issue affecting a very limited number of iPhone 5S devices that could cause the battery to take longer to charge or result in reduced battery life," said Teresa Brewer, an Apple spokeswoman, told the New York Times.
      john-whorfin
      • Re: iPhone 5S Battery drain....

        A rare isolated case.

        Other instances cannot be attributed Apple as the vast majority are Far East rip-offs of the genuine article.
        5735guy
        • I think it is the same for the Chromebook chargers.

          There were 9 complaints in about 150,000.

          It is amazing what gets ripped off in China. There was a story not long ago about a factory making cars for a German company running off extra fake cars at the factory using rejected components, and selling them on the Chinese black market.
          Mah
          • How can you have 150,000 ... when HP only produced 40K??

            Google fanboys always inflating the numbers.
            wackoae
      • I'm surprised HP just didn't replace the charger

        and leave it that, unless the issue were a result of something internal to the Chromebook.
        William.Farrel
  • Availability

    I ordered mine directly from HP Christmas Day.
    KAB81
  • Price bump?

    Is this pricing just due to the limited supply right now, or did they actually bump it up upon re-releasing it? It's listed for $370 - I think that's fully $100 more than I noted when I was looking at them before. Hopefully it's just temporary, because I definitely can't see myself paying more than $300 for something like this.
    PMcI26
  • Basically $400 dollars for an 11 inch so-so Chromebook? No thanks.

    When I auditioned the Chromebook a few months back, I found it to be relatively slow.

    IMO, for a Chromebook to succeed, it will almost have to be as thin as a tablet and only weigh marginally more than a tablet with a weight of 1.5 pounds or less.

    Ideally, this future Chromebook needs to be an "iPad Air" with a keyboard and costing under $300 dollars.

    And even then, it would have a tough time competing against the rumored 4K 13" iPad projected to debut in 2014. (Just to pit one concept against a rumored vaporware product - grin.)
    kenosha77a
    • Comparing a Chromebook with an iPad Air

      Is like comparing a Yugo with a Tesla.
      wackoae
      • You know, I do believe the Yugo will live on forever in automotive lore

        There is one infamous Yugo story that I will always remember. In one extremely rare occurrence of bad luck and timing, a Yugo was being driven over the five mile long Mackinaw suspension bridge spanning the lower and upper Michigan peninsulas when, after a moderately strong gust of wind swept over the bridge, the Yugo went airborne and tragically carried her unfortunate driver to a harsh watery crash into Lake Michigan.

        Afterwards, that event was immortalized in the follow local saying, "When you drive a Yugo .. You Go!"
        kenosha77a
  • Oh good

    The paperweight is available in blue.
    On sale until the next hardware problem.
    Gisabun
  • Blue and white, or green and white, or red, yellow, green, and blue;

    those are the most important features mentioned by the author; oh, and the charger.

    Other than that, what else is there to merit one getting a device which is not much more than a glorified browser?
    adornoe
  • Well, author's link does not work...

    as is often the case with Amazon electronics, the original link is no longer working. One working link now (which actually goes to TigerDirect) is http://www.amazon.com/HP-Chromebook-11-Notebook-Exynos/dp/B00HG1FOTI/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1388505900&sr=8-11&keywords=hp+chromebook+11. Heck, you can buy it directly from HP: http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/Chromebook/F2J07AA?HP-Chromebook-11-1101-Made-with-Google-&jumpid=ba_r329_hhocse&aoid=44661&003=6663635&010=F2J07AA#ABA&ci_sku=F2J07AAABA&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=
    randysmith9