Am still new @ using a Chromebook, but will go ahead ‘n start a series on my tests ‘n experience of/wid it.

Will add this post to the Chromebooks page, under “Chromebook series” section. The HP Chromebook 14a-na0023cl has a 14” FHD (1920 x 1080), 4GB ram, 64 GB eMMC, and an Intel® Celeron® N4000.

Sound slow? Certainly isn’t noticeable, if it is, and I have 4 powerful desktop computers – 2 that I use a lot. Seems as fast or faster than the Acer A315-21-93EY’s AMD A9-9420 processor that has 3GHz w/ burst of 3.60GHz, but computer speeds can often be deceiving to the naked eye, IMHO.

Here’s a couple pics of the Celeron N4000 during ‘n then after a stress test…



That little Celeron works its arse off w/o breaking a sweat!  😉

IMHO, the Chromebook can use much smaller CPU’s than most other computers, because it is using the Google Chrome web browser as its main UI (think GUI)…thusly, it would seem, the speed of your internet connection becomes an important ‘Component’ (yes?). I’m very much a novice with the Chromebook ‘n Chrome OS, but am certain that more experienced users can do some amazing ‘Thangs with these computers.

BTW, that HP Support site is one of the best put-together OEM sites I have ever seen, and their manuals are easy to read ‘n navigate!

Have been keeping most of my Chromebook notes on the *Karmi’s Daily Blog Log* page, so will refer to some of them now:

  • 6/01/2021: Impressive from the start plus one of the sharpest laptop Displays I have ever used (resolution setting are extremely flexible ‘n easy). Installed Firefox, but quickly deleted it after seeing how perfectly the Chrome browser works with the Chromebook.

Guess it would be no surprise to anyone that Google Chrome works much better on a Chromebook than Firefox or any other browser can. Chromebook ‘n Google Chrome are a ‘Match made in Heaven’ … so to speak whilst  😊ing.

  • 6/02/2021: Can see the Linux kernel involved, i.e. the Mouse can’t auto-scroll ‘n nor are there any useful settings for scrolling, but it is a laptop.
  • 6/05/2021: Truthfully, after seeing what Chrome OS can do on ‘n with a Laptop, all the other Linux Distros have fell into a #3 OS area…at best. Only password Chromebook has asked for is when I boot up the machine. Since I can just close the lid to turn off display ‘n put it to sleep, then open the lid when I want to use it, there is no need for a password since it opens immediately back onto the desktop. Left it like that all yesterday evening, then all night, and it had barely used the battery…maybe 4-8% was used ‘n that included opening it to check on ‘Thangs.

Battery usage is noticeably *AMAZINGLY* low, and recharging is impressively fast!

Oh, for laptops I like to use a piece of 5/32-7/32” plywood (3/16” may be sweet-spot) – cut a little smaller than the laptop ‘n round the edges ‘n then sand all smooth. Set it on your lap, a pillow, the bed, etc. and the plywood gives it a safe support area. The Acer laptop breathes from the bottom, and the plywood eliminates any air blockage; however, ‘Chromebook’ doesn’t have any bottom breathing, but I still like to use the plywood as a brace/support ‘Thingie. I slide the laptops into their cases/sleeves with it.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!