I absolutely love my HP Chromebook 11. I'd been toying with the idea of buying a Chromebook for a few months now and I really was looking at ones with 4GB ram and 32 GB eMMc drive. However, this refurb HP came around and I felt the smaller eMMc drive was a great trade off for the reduced price.
I've had mine for about 2 weeks now and I think I'll never buy another Windows PC or Macbook again. This thing is zippy!!! The screen is great, for its smaller size I have no problems reading text. I can't tell a difference between this and my Dell Latitude. I know other reviewers have complained that the competing Samsung Chromebook 3 has terrible speakers and poor sound quality, even going so far as to recommend using headphones only. I had low expectations for this HP chromebook, but I can tell you that speakers are great and when turned all the way up they are LOUD!!! I watch youtube videos without any problem and can hear audio from across the room.
Battery life is stellar. The low drain of the Intel Celeron processor lets me charge about once a week with light daily use. I bought an 11 inch sleeve for my Chromebook and I take it in my carryon bag when I fly. Again, with only 16 GB of eMMc storage, you won't be able to keep all your pictures, your music, or videos on here but thanks to Google Photos, those live in the ‘cloud' already and for free! My chromebook offered me 100 GB of Google Drive space free for two years, also! Score! That's a $48 value. (Open your files app and look for the banner advertising the 100GB free offer.)
The only thing I could complain about is the touchpad, and it's not that big of a deal. You have the option of tapping the trackpad to click or you can press down to click. I find myself usually tapping but sometimes it doesn't register my tap so I must forcefully tap or click. It could just be user error, but it's sometimes annoying. All in all, I've found this to be an incredible value for $129. It came out of the box looking like new, I'd never know mine was a refurb. It has changed my opinion of cloud computing and life in the google cloud is nice.