Christmas Giveaway 2013: HP Chromebook 14 Laptop

Teresa from Tiaras & Tantrums, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, is here to share her thoughts on HP Chromebook 14 via this sponsored post. While we were compensated to write this post, our writers views and opinions remain her own.


One of the newest little gadgets out is the HP Chromebook 14. If you are unfamiliar with what a Chromebook is, let me explain. A Chromebook is a personal computer running a Chrome OS operating system. A Chromebook can be used while connected to the internet and supports apps that reside on the internet. A traditional app would usually reside on the computer itself. The data is stored in a cloud accessed by an internet connection.

The latest Chromebook from HP, Chromebook 14, comes in three really cool colors: Snow White, Ocean Turquoise, and Coral Peach. They are fun and cheerful and perfect for tweens, teens, college students and adults. I would totally love the Coral Peach Chromebook 14! As the name suggests, the Chromebook 14 has a 14-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution. The HP Chromebook 14 measures about 1 inch thin and weighs 4 pounds. The HP Chromebook 14 also has the standard Chromebook keyboard layout.

Some of the other features of the HP Chromebook 14 include 16GB of storage, an HDMI port,  USB 2.0 AND USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, an HD webcam and 9.5 hours of battery life. If you would like to purchase one this holiday season, you would receive 100GB of Google Drive for free for two years. {there is the option to purchase additional data packages} It also includes 12 free sessions of GoGo Inflight Internet service{internet access when you fly} and a 60-day subscription to Google Play Music All Access{listen to millions of songs}.

The HP Chromebook 14 has built-in 4G broadband capability. You can store and access your information at any time over a wi-fi connection safely and securely. The HP Chromebook 14 has all the favorite Google apps installed already. You simply open the package and you are set to utilize gmail, drive, and youtube. One can quickly hop on the web store for all of the latest games and apps.

The HP Chromebook 14 is $299.99 and is available now for purchase this holiday season. I happen to think the HP Chromebook is the perfect gift for any child in your home. I have three little ones in my home who are always begging to use my laptop. I have loads of client imformation on my laptop and I very much need my laptop to work perfectly. I love the idea of the HP Chromebook 14 for my kiddos to share and ensure that my personal files are safe from their wandering fingers.

A Chromebook is a simpler laptop and a much simpler laptop means less complexity.  A less complex computer also means less problems and more enjoyment, for the entire family. Chromebooks do not need support because there is nothing to install. The Chromebook will update itself and one can do everything on it. All that is needed is an internet connection. One can have different user accounts for each of person in the family. Since there is not any data stored on the Chromebook, it is a great device to share in any family, especially mine. {I don’t have to worry about my kids deleting any of my clients information}

With a starting price of $299.99 for the Wi-Fi-only version of the HP Chromebook 14, each of my children could have their own. This larger Chromebook would fit our lifestyle perfectly. If you are looking for an affordable laptop for your family, the HP Chromebook is the perfect fit.

What do you think about Chrome OS?

Enter to win

One reader is going to win their very own HP Chromebook 14! Use the Giveaway Tools Form below to enter.

For more giveaways like this one, be sure to click over to the main Christmas Giveaway 2013 post.

Teresa is a family lifestyle photographer who is happy homeschooling her three children in the Christian classical education theory in the suburbs of Chicago. You can find her on her blog Tiaras & Tantrums or on Twitter as @tiarastantrums.


  1. Melissa P. says

    Awesome giveaway! I’d love to win this for my mom. She really needs a computer that works. This laptop would be perfect.

  2. Colleen says

    I’d love to win this for my husband. He’s been needing a new laptop and it would make a great surprise Christmas gift!

  3. says

    It is an interesting concept. But until wifi is available everywhere, having a unit that requires it to be fully operational I am skeptical. Happy to give it a try however. :)

  4. Lachelle B says

    I am a big fan of Chrome as a search engine – this seems like the perfect thing to have and use for the family!

  5. Sarah Simpson says

    Wow! This is such an awesome giveaway! My current laptop is so old I would love to win. Thank you for the chance!

  6. Marlena U. says

    The Chromebook is a new concept to me! I’m a little challenged when it comes to technology but would love to learn and play on this beauty!

  7. Roberta Upton says

    I’d love this as our laptop has died of old age and I could do with one for my business I am going to set up. I’m unemployed !

  8. Sheila Askins says

    wow! great giveaway! would love to win this for my mother. She has a very old laptop and finances aren’t available at this time, to buy her a new one. This would be a wonderful surprise for her.. Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Cindy Brooks says

    The older middle schoolers here are using these in school now. I’d love to win this for my grandson who will be using one next year!

  10. Jeanne says

    This would be a great Christmas present. I would keep it for myself because I am the only one in the family who doesn’t have one!!

  11. Karen Logan says

    My desktop computer is 4 years old, it may quit on me soon. i really need a laptop that takes less space. Hoping to win!

  12. says

    Amazing gift for anyone/everyone in the family to have and use. Great family gift! Kids can use for homework, research, or just for fun. Saves the PC for the grownups to do their work. Thanks for adding this HP Chromebook 14 to the Christmas Giveaways!

  13. Dawn Monroe says

    I love the HD camera and the battery life. The holiday giveaway has great prizes and its so easy to enter, thank you!

  14. Dave L says

    This will make a wonderful gift for my oldest nephew in college. Thank you for the chance to win. Happy holidays!

  15. Deborah says

    I never went to high school (my Father died and I got a hardship license to wok instead) After my children were raised my Pastor believed I should enter College. By then I had a GED. Now after 6 years of college I would like to become a Writer. This Laptop would enable me to tell an amazing story and hopefully be the start of many to follow. Thank you for the opportunity!

  16. Robby Rob says

    i’m pretty excited about a Chrome OS. Nice to have another choice besides apple or windows. My laptop is on it’s last leg. I’d love this.

  17. Dianne Martinez says

    My laptop was taken a few months ago, I hope I win one of these for Christmas this year. It would go to a great home here.

  18. courtney hennagir says

    I would love to win this for my mom! Her computer is broken and it’s a great way for us to all keep in touch and share photos.

  19. Heather H says

    So much of my kiddos homework is done online now through the school’s google docs. This looks like a great solution for her as her brothers are always wanting to get online too.

  20. says

    Nice review of this laptop.Sounds great and easy for anyone to learn on and use.Hope who ever wins it puts it to a good use.And maybe does their personal review for this page.

  21. Eileen Richter says

    My son is 16 and has his room in the basement. He has to come up to share the computer for school. This would be perfect for him! Thank you for hosting~

  22. karen medlin says

    Have read a few reviews on the Chrome OS, I like that their is nothing to install, and very easy to get your files via wi-fi connection. I would gift this one to our oldest that is in college. This would be nice gift for him to take back to school

  23. Sheri says

    I’d love this Chromebook for my daughter for Christmas! She needs a computer and I have heard great things about this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Linda Earley says

    What an amazing help this would be! My laptop is a hand-me-over, a Dell from 2006! Some of the keys no longer work, so I copy and paste them as I need them when I type. The audio no longer works, so any instructional vids or vids from family go unwatched. YAY to the Chromebook! lol 0;)

  25. Casey A says

    honesty I have heard is always the best policy so im going to try my hand at it here and instead of making up some sappy tale of tragic illness/death impending/or dying im just going to say I REALLY WANT IT! My daughter who will be turning 8 december 12th would love it too! She would get a lot of use out of it for school as well as entertainment and who doesn’t want my 8yr old to be entertained? Oh and to top it off I have a beautiful 6 month old baby girl who loves watching baby einstien on youtube and oh if you took one look at her big brown eyes you would melt and give her everything in this world!

  26. destiny says

    This would be awesome to have, my laptop is years old it would be nice to have one that is fast and up to date. Thanks for the chance :)

  27. kymi a says

    The Chrome OS is just fabulous, I like that is has 4g capability, the different colors it comes in & resolution, great for personal, business or both.

  28. Kellie Conklin says

    I really like how easy these chromebooks are to use and HP is a brand I trust so I would be excited to use this! It would be perfect for working at school!

  29. Kimberly says

    I only get HP computers now. They are the most user friendly ones IMO. I’d love to share this with my dad for Christmas.

  30. says

    Wow!!! Amazing giveaway! We are just starting to homeschool and this would be perfect for the kids school work and such. Thank you for a chance to win!!

  31. says

    This is so cool! My hubby just asked what I wanted for Christmas, and I told him it looks like my laptop is on the blitz. I have been saving files on my external drive, preparing for the worse, but hoping for the best! I need this!! Thank you for the opportunity to be in the give-a-way!

  32. Shelley Woodard says

    I like the Chrome OS. I use an Android phone so it’s fairly similar. This would be a really nice gift for my brother in college.

  33. Angela Ash says

    I think that the Chrome OS is very nice and sleek looking. I usually purchase HP products and need a laptop for school. I’d love to use it to help get me through school which is going to take a few years.

  34. Tracy Robertson says

    I love how nice and modern it looks. I have a teeny, tiny netbook laptop that I have a hard time reading some print on. This would definitely be a wonderful upgrade!

  35. Deidre Adams says

    My mom is looking for a Chromebook and it would be so AWESOME to win one. U guys have the best giveaways! ! !

  36. Jason says

    I would be curious to use one of these. I typically use Chrome as my browser, but wonder how I would like a fully Chrome System.

  37. Tami says

    This would make our family’s life so much easier!!!! We have a desktop computer and kids who need the computer for homework!!!!

  38. Rebecca Orr says

    Our computer is no longer! We have been pricing some we like, but we really just don’t have the extra money right now. Thanks for the chance!

  39. Michelle Tucker says

    I could so use this. I’ve got a desktop but more often than not I’m not able to sit at my desk, so I’d love to have this for bed use.

  40. Leslie L Stanziani says

    This would be great for my 4 kids.I home school them all and am tired of sharing my computer when they need to go online for research (but I do it since their education comes first).

  41. says

    I love the chrome OS. My husband has been using it since 2011, I just came into it in 2012 and couldn’t see going back. It is great for our business and the kids. You can set up each access apps for the kids and not worry about them downloading anything crazy onto the computer. Love it.

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