In my day, they only dreamed of computers like this... The HP Chromebook.

**Today I am partnering with HP and Walmart to blow your mind over the new HP ChromeBook.  While I have been compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.

I am not sure how, but at only 35-years old, when talking to my son and nephews I am already starting sentences with, "In my day…"  For example:

1. In my day, we had to plug a phone cord into a computer to use the Internet. It was called, "Dial-Up."  

2. In my day, most families only had one computer that they shared called a, "Desktop PC." 

3. In my day, we didn't have mobile phones, we had "beepers." 

4. In my day, "Hashtags" were our secret beeper code.  My code was '#2'. And they really were not called Hashtags.

5.  In my day when your computer crashed, so did all of your information and life with it… oh wait that still happens...  Except to people with their head in the cloud. The Google Cloud that is.

6. In my day they did not make laptop computers that stayed connected to the internet, while constantly backing up your information into the "cloud" for instant access--no matter where you were in the world-- with thousands of apps that do millions of things, with built-in anti-virus software and HD graphics no less… In fact, in my day, they couldn't even imagine them! Well, until now...

The new HP Chromebook 14" with Intel Processor, 4GB Memory, 16GB SSD and Included 4G Mobile Internet Service, is here Those brilliant geniuses over at HP have come up with the best Google Chromebook yet… Prepare to have your mind blown…

I admit, at first I was skeptical about a laptop that only cost $349 and comes with a massive 14" screen, HD Display, pre-loaded with all of my favorite Google Apps, that is constantly running a built in anti-virus software, that is also simultaneously backing-up and storing my information on the Google Cloud.  I mean, really?  What's the catch? 

So, to find the catch I turned to my husband, FTD, the IT Engenieer. To my surprise, FTD said there was no catch, and that this book was the future of computers.  WHAT?  Really? 

That's when he explained that the HP Chromebook was super lightweight, incredibly affordable, constantly connected with built-in WiFi, loaded with enough memory and storage to run the thousands of apps available at the Google App store, AND all of my thousands of photos of my son, while storing everything in the Google Cloud for me, so when I was away from my computer and needed something on it, I could easily access the information from my smartphone. 

OK, so enough about me and my complete shock and awe over this super sleek and cute laptop. Lets talk about what really makes the HP Chromebook #AWESOMNESS.

HP 14" 14-q029wm Chromebook PC:

Key Features and Benefits:
  • Intel Celeron 2955U processor 
  • 1.40GHz, 2MB L3 Cache
  • 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • 16GB solid state drive-- FYI: You can store THOUSANDS of Photos and Apps
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN--Wirelessly connect to a WiFi signal or hotspot with the 802.11a/b/g/n connection built into your PC
  • Intel HD Graphics--With HDMI capabilities
  • Bluetooth
Additional Features:
  • HP TrueVision HD webcam
  • SD memory card reader
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x headphone/microphone jack
  • 4-cell lithium-ion battery
  • 4.07 lbs, 0.81" x 13.56" x 9.44"
  • Available in a variety of colors
  • Genuine Chrome OS
  • Free 100GB two-year cloud storage with Google Drive
  • Save, access and share your photos, videos and files anywhere
Support and Warranty:

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 technical assistance available online or toll-free by phone

If you need a new laptop, DEFINITELY put this on your list.  If you have a kid who needs a new computer, NO QUESTION put this on your list.  If you are horrible to laptops, when you break your current one, PUT THIS ON YOUR LIST.  And for the absent minded college kid who forgets to plug in his laptop once the battery craps out on him, he can finish his paper on his smartphone because ALL of his data will be backed up to Google Cloud.  Or, when he gets to class and realizes he has left his term paper in the dorm room, BOOOOOOOM… On the cloud.  

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