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on October 21, 2014
Well, this Chromebook worked fine for the first month of use. I haven't downloaded a lot of apps, nor have I used it for anything other than accessing the internet. When this HP Chromebook was about 30 days old, it developed a blinking problem that is impossible to fix. I have read this is a Chrome Software problem and that it is a known issue. I have also read that this product has been pulled from shelves in the past due to other problems.
What I really don't understand is that there are a lot of issues with this Chromebook by HP, yet you can go on Amazon and purchase this with no problems. Most of the reviews are very good, however, there are some negs. If you don't scrutinize the negative reviews and buy into the positive reviews, like I did, you are stuck with a very inferior product that is a real drag to use.
This blinking, goes from your screen, to black. Sometimes it flashes fast, non stop and other times it changes it's rhythm like morse code or something. This product is a waste of 244.00. The manufacturers know that this is a problem item, yet they keep selling them. DO NOT BUY this version of a Chromebook. There are many other Chromebooks that will perform better for your needs.
I've always been a big fan of HP. I would choose HP over Dell any day of the week, but not anymore. The fact that they are still selling this piece of garbage and sellers are selling this junk knowing that issues haunt this model is highly unethical and will cause this buyer to rethink ever buying HP again. I loved my HP Envy, but this Chromebook is by far the worse electronic device I have ever spent money on.