Costco HP 14 Laptop $299 Slick Deals


velocityg4

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Is the SSD removable? M.2 or SATA? Does it support NVMe?

Does it have one or two RAM slots?

How is the feel of the keyboard?

Is the screen visible in a well lit room or outdoors?

How is the battery life?

Have you switched Windows 10 out of S mode to regular Windows 10 Home?

Sorry to ask so many questions. It just looks too good to be true for the price. Been thinking about replacing my old 1st gen i7 laptop. It's still pretty fast but battery life is horrible and it weighs a ton.
 

sracer

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https://www.costco.com/HP-14-Laptop---Intel-Core-i3---1080p.product.100461207.html

8th Gen i3
128GB SSD
4GB RAM (upgradeable)

Just got it and it's a great alternative to a Chromebook. Build quality is surprisingly good for the price. Back lit keyboard, HD 1080 LED IPS Screen.
Nice! It isn't an alternative to a chromebook, but it is an extremely capable Windows 10 laptop at a very appealing price. I'm looking forward to you impressions after spending some time with it.
 

krause734

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Nice! It isn't an alternative to a chromebook, but it is an extremely capable Windows 10 laptop at a very appealing price. I'm looking forward to you impressions after spending some time with it.
I meant Chromebook price point. I'd take it any day over a Celeron Chromebook!

Is the SSD removable? M.2 or SATA? Does it support NVMe? I believe so: it's an M.2, not sure about NVMe. Crucial says SATA/NVMe compatible

Does it have one or two RAM slots? 2 RAM slots, max 16 according to crucial

How is the feel of the keyboard? Very nice at this price point.

Is the screen visible in a well lit room or outdoors? Little chilly to test that, but it looks good.

How is the battery life? Advertises all day batter life, I have it plugged into my TV with a wireless keyboard/mouse

Have you switched Windows 10 out of S mode to regular Windows 10 Home? Yes, very easy

Sorry to ask so many questions. It just looks too good to be true for the price. Been thinking about replacing my old 1st gen i7 laptop. It's still pretty fast but battery life is horrible and it weighs a ton.
http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/hp-14-df0023cl

They have a 90 day return policy and 2 year warranty. 4 years if you buy with Costco Citi Visa card. Small surcharge if you're not a member. The only thing I would note is that is dual core not quad core.
 
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