The HP Chromebook X360 14 is an odd device, eschewing standard features for its price point to provide an experience focused squarely on Chrome OS\u2019s strengths and weaknesses. On paper, it\u2019s a compelling device; a 1080p IPS touchscreen is very nice to have, as is 8 GB of RAM. With that said, the lack of a Core i5 or Core i7 SKU at its price point is lamentable, and HP hopes to make up its terrible value with other features like its Bang Olufsen audio and USB C connectivity. It's very specific set of features makes it a strong contender for the best chromebook for seniors, but techies will find its lopsided spec-sheet and questionable price very off-putting.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - HP Chromebook X360 14\r\nThe HP Chromebook X360 14 is a competent, if unexceptional, chromebook that stands out through its flexibility; it\u2019s a 2-in-1 usable as a standard laptop, with the ability to flip into tent mode or tablet mode thanks to its flexible hinge and touchscreen. Though it misses the mark in many ways, it\u2019s a decent option for users looking for its particular set of features.\r\n\r\nDisplay Type\/Resolution\r\nTo put it bluntly, the display on the HP Chromebook X360 does not impress. On paper, it sounds great; 1080p is more or less the perfect resolution for smaller laptop panels, IPS technology blows TN out of the water, and touch support makes it usable as a tablet (albeit clunkily). The actual quality of the panel, however, disappoints; HP rates it at a paltry 220 nits, which is incredibly dim, and it has very poor sRGB coverage, failing to even hit 70%. The cheaper Acer Chromebook 514 offers a better panel, but it's processor unfortunately falls far behind.\r\nBattery Life\r\nBattery life is the biggest win on the HP Chromebook X360 by far. Its low-power processor, dim display, and usage of Chrome OS all make it a battery beast despite its somewhat-small 60Whr battery. It can last a full workday with ease, potentially with enough juice left over to last partway into the next day should you forget or be unable to charge it.\r\nWeight\r\nAt 3.7lbs, the HP X360 is a bit below average for its size to performance class. It\u2019s dense, weighing as much as the larger Asus Chromebook C523NA, but 3.7lbs. isn\u2019t back-breaking by any stretch of the imagination. Considering it\u2019s only packing a low-power mobile i3, it\u2019s a bit disappointing it\u2019s as heavy as it is, and its weight makes using it in tablet mode a clunky, awkward experience, but it\u2019s still portable overall.\r\nDurability\r\nWith an aluminum lid and keyboard deck and a plastic bottom, durability is about what you\u2019d expect. Build quality is excellent for the machine\u2019s price class, with minimal chassis and keyboard flex, and its denseness means it will likely survive a small fall.\r\nInputs\r\nConnectivity is surprisingly solid on the HP Chromebook X360 14. It has 2 USB 3.1 Type C ports, 2 USB 3.1 Type A ports, and an audio jack. There\u2019s no display out such as HDMI present, but in theory a dongle should allow display out through a Type C port. Its keyboard is also excellent, with good travel and great feedback that provides a solid typing experience; this is one rare area where being based off of HP\u2019s business laptops works heavily in its favor.\r\nHP Chromebook X360 14 Wrap Up\r\nThe HP Chromebook X360 14 is an okay product with a very bad price tag. The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is a superior product in virtually every metric for just ~$100 more, while HP\u2019s offering sits at a weird price point in which it\u2019s overkill for the operating system it\u2019s running yet underpowered overall. It\u2019s priced as an upper midrange product while bringing lower midrange components to the table, and it suffers heavily for it; if it had more storage and the screen was better, and\/or if it had a proper i5 for its price, it would be a compelling option, but as it stands it\u2019s a poor value proposition that makes it recommendable to only a very specific target audience. It\u2019s a computer you buy for someone that just wants to browse the web and do very basic tasks, not a computer a techie would want to use daily.