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I have a Samsung Chromebook.
The Samsung has a better compliment of input/output ports, in that it includes USB 3, an SD card slot, and HDMI, but if you don't plan to use it with peripherals often, that won't really matter much.
I prefer the Samsung's keyboard and trackpad to those on the HP, but that's a subjectiv… see more
I have a Samsung Chromebook.
The Samsung has a better compliment of input/output ports, in that it includes USB 3, an SD card slot, and HDMI, but if you don't plan to use it with peripherals often, that won't really matter much.
I prefer the Samsung's keyboard and trackpad to those on the HP, but that's a subjective thing.
The speakers on the HP are under the keyboard, while on the Samsung they're on the bottom of the chassis. Neither is hi-fi, but the HP's might have the edge, I think.
The Samsung reportedly has better battery life by about a half hour, but I myself can't confirm that. Either way, you get a good six hours, which is good for the price.
The HP is described as being sturdier than the Samsung, and I'm not entirely sure I agree. The bottom of the chassis does feel more rigid, but its lid does not. The HP I tried out had a couple of noticeable gaps in the plastic surface around the palm rests. Nothing bad, especially considering the price, but not "MacBook quality" as I've seen some say.
The power cord on the HP is oddly short, but if you use it on battery most of the time (which is the point of a laptop, isn't it?), it won't make much difference.
Bottom line is that I prefer the Samsung by a small margin for myself, but if I were giving one as a gift might choose the HP for its looks. They're close in price, and in routine use they are more alike than they are different. You can afford to make your choice on a single feature you like or their appearance, and you won't go wrong either way. see less
I have a Samsung Chromebook.
The Samsung has a better compliment of input/output ports, in that it includes USB 3, an SD card slot, and HDMI, but if you don't plan to use it with peripherals often, that won't really matter much.
I prefer the Samsung's keyboard and trackpad to those on the HP, but that's a subjective thing.
The speakers on the HP are under the keyboard, while on the Samsung they're on the bottom of the chassis. Neither is hi-fi, but the HP's might have the edge, I think.
The Samsung reportedly has better battery life by about a half hour, but I myself can't confirm that. Either way, you get a good six hours, which is good for the price.
The HP is described as being sturdier than the Samsung, and I'm not entirely sure I agree. The bottom of the chassis does feel more rigid, but its lid does not. The HP I tried out had a couple of noticeable gaps in the plastic surface around the palm rests. Nothing bad, especially considering the price, but not "MacBook quality" as I've seen some say.
The power cord on the HP is oddly short, but if you use it on battery most of the time (which is the point of a laptop, isn't it?), it won't make much difference.
Bottom line is that I prefer the Samsung by a small margin for myself, but if I were giving one as a gift might choose the HP for its looks. They're close in price, and in routine use they are more alike than they are different. You can afford to make your choice on a single feature you like or their appearance, and you won't go wrong either way.

By Mojo on November 9, 2013
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You can use Google Docs offline to create and edit papers, spreadsheets and presentations. You can even save them to a flash drive and take the file to another computer. Google Docs supports many different file formats including .DOC
By Dan Jennings on October 21, 2013
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Yes, but you'll need a USB sd car reader, which is quite cheap.
By Elchin on May 2, 2014
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I'm a graduate student and have a Macbook Pro 15" at home as my primary computer. This computer, for the last 6 weeks, has been the computer I carry with my to campus and use in school for note-taking, and other tasks. It's the best thing that's happened to me in terms of classroom efficiency.
By Ruhee on April 1, 2014
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The AC charger for the HP Chromebook 11 is not a standard USB charger. It outputs 5.25 volts at 3 Amps. There is a charger in the Newegg page that says that it is for the HP 11 but it doesn't give the specs for it and it has no reviews. Good luck.
By nuismer on May 22, 2014
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If the HP chromebook 11 is your only computer, you are sort of stuck. However, if you have access to a Mac or PC, maybe one owned by a friend, you can sync your iPod with iTunes and put all your music on their computer. Then go to https://play.google.com/music and click on the orange "Upload Music" button. You will be … see more If the HP chromebook 11 is your only computer, you are sort of stuck. However, if you have access to a Mac or PC, maybe one owned by a friend, you can sync your iPod with iTunes and put all your music on their computer. Then go to https://play.google.com/music and click on the orange "Upload Music" button. You will be prompted to download the music manager, and once you do that, you can click on the download and click to sync all music. The music will then be uploaded to google play, which you can access from your chromebook. see less If the HP chromebook 11 is your only computer, you are sort of stuck. However, if you have access to a Mac or PC, maybe one owned by a friend, you can sync your iPod with iTunes and put all your music on their computer. Then go to https://play.google.com/music and click on the orange "Upload Music" button. You will be prompted to download the music manager, and once you do that, you can click on the download and click to sync all music. The music will then be uploaded to google play, which you can access from your chromebook.
By Infirmarian on March 9, 2014
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No. The only ports are two USB 2.0. However, you can buy an adapter for your memory card that plugs into a USB port for a few bucks. Alternatively, you can pick one of the Acer Chromebooks, which all have SD card slots included, though their overall build quality, screens, keyboards, speakers, etc are inferior to the H… see more No. The only ports are two USB 2.0. However, you can buy an adapter for your memory card that plugs into a USB port for a few bucks. Alternatively, you can pick one of the Acer Chromebooks, which all have SD card slots included, though their overall build quality, screens, keyboards, speakers, etc are inferior to the HP 11, so it is a trade off. see less No. The only ports are two USB 2.0. However, you can buy an adapter for your memory card that plugs into a USB port for a few bucks. Alternatively, you can pick one of the Acer Chromebooks, which all have SD card slots included, though their overall build quality, screens, keyboards, speakers, etc are inferior to the HP 11, so it is a trade off.
By Anthony Pirtle on April 4, 2014
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AFAIK the answer here is a resounding no. The laptop has:
- a bright, crisp, but small screen with relatively large bezel
- camera, microphone, speakers, keyboard, trackpad… see more
AFAIK the answer here is a resounding no. The laptop has:
- a bright, crisp, but small screen with relatively large bezel
- camera, microphone, speakers, keyboard, trackpad
- micro usb charging port (this is what is used to charge the laptop)
- 2 usb ports (for an external mouse or usb mass storage or something)
- a headphone jack (presumably combined with microphone jack in the new-fangled iphone style 2-in-1 connector)
As you can see no video output of any kind. see less
AFAIK the answer here is a resounding no. The laptop has:
- a bright, crisp, but small screen with relatively large bezel
- camera, microphone, speakers, keyboard, trackpad
- micro usb charging port (this is what is used to charge the laptop)
- 2 usb ports (for an external mouse or usb mass storage or something)
- a headphone jack (presumably combined with microphone jack in the new-fangled iphone style 2-in-1 connector)
As you can see no video output of any kind.

By Maciej Zenczykowski on June 30, 2014
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Yes, ChromeOS includes Adobe Flash Player and is automatically updated in the background.
By Paul Sailer on October 8, 2013